My buddy and I went through this exercise last week. If you had to create one 12-man roster from the 1999-2000 NBA Finals Pacers, and this season's Pacers, who would make your team? Also, who would be your starting five? This is a one year only team, so don't worry about the age of players or keeping someone for developmental purposes. In addition, choose a coaching staff.
Here is the 99-00 Pacers roster, in alphabetical order:
Coaching staff: Larry Bird, Rick Carlisle, Dick Harter, Dan Burke
This year's roster:
Coaching staff: Frank Vogel, Nate McMillan, Popeye Jones, Dan Burke
Build the team the way you want, but I am going with 5 bigs and 7 wings/points. My roster:
The first ten were pretty easy for me. I then struggled with choosing between Mullin, Stephenson, and Rose for the final two spots. I chose Mullin for his veteran savvy, and decided Stephenson was better defensively than Rose.
My starting five:
For the coaching staff I am going with Vogel, Carlisle, Harter, and Burke.
What about you?