“Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.” ― Ricky Gervais.
What if someone from a school of business or management school were to ask, How did you do this? How did you get the Pacers turned around? Is there a general approach you've taken that can be summarized?
Larry Bird: Yeah, patience.
That seems like a more reasonable reason to be down on a player. Makes me think I should expect something similar in 2014 until he proves me wrong, actually.Bulls fans hate him because in the 11-12 playoffs he shot 24.1% from the floor and 25% from 3.
Scola and running do not compute. He's mobile, but he plays better at a slower pace.
He's always been a cerebral player that needs time to diagnose the defense and set himself up.
It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.
Division Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Conference Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 2005
NBA Champions 1989, 1990, 2004
We will see if that keeps up this year.
The 07-08 and 08-09 Rockets did not run. They were 21st and 19th in Pace respectively.
The 09-10 and 10-11 Rockets run a lot. They were 6th and 8th in Pace respectively.
The 11-12 Rockets were 11th in Pace.
Last year's Suns were 9th in Pace but Scola wasn't a good fit there.
"We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.