David West is the stabilizer of this team.
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David West is the stabilizer of this team.
Ganda nangyari sa pacers sa 2011-2012 season.
Tapos ang idol ko sa boston celtics na si larry bird na nagcoach sa pacers nung 1997 tapos hanggang maging president of basketball operation....Saan ka nakakita ng rookie of the year, mvp, coach of the year, executive of the year........Panis!!!!
Si kevin pritchard pala papalit. Sana maganda combination sila ni bird sa front office.
Pacers: A poor relationship is the reason Bird wants to replace Morway
1:43 AM, Jun. 10, 2012 | Written by Mike Wells |
Iíve heard Larry Bird use the saying, ďa good deed never goes unpunishedĒ a number of times over the years.
That saying is front and center right now.
Bird no longer has a relationship with soon-to-be ousted general manager David Morway, according to multiple sources.
Sources say the fizzled relationship is the one of the main reasons why Bird plans to replace Morway with Kevin Pritchard as general manager once Bird agrees to a new deal with owner Herb Simon to remain as president when the two meet later this week.
Pritchard was hired to be the Pacersí director of player personnel last summer.
It takes awhile to earn Birdís trust and once you burn that bridge heís done with people. Thatís the case right now with Morway.
The final straw with the Bird-Morway relationship, according to those close to the two, came during training camp when the Pacers failed to land O.J. Mayo and then lost out on free agent Jamal Crawford Ė option No. 2 to be the teamís first shooting guard off the bench Ė on the same day.
The Pacers had agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that would have sent Josh McRoberts to Memphis for Mayo because the Grizzlies were trying to shed salary. Sources say it was Morway that caused the deal to ďfall apartĒ because he pushed the Grizzlies to take swingman Brandon Rush. Morway did a lot of talking to teams and some of the negotiating. Bird would then step in and make the final decision.
Bird was seething over the blown deal, according to sources. He had lost any remaining trust in Morway after that.
Bird had tried multiple times over the years land Mayo, who he felt would be the one player on the roster that could get his own shot off the dribble.
To make matters worse, Crawford and his agent got tired of waiting on the Pacers to make a decision that they told them the same day the Mayo deal fell apart that they werenít going to sign with them.
Bird and Morwayís relationship continued to go downhill as the season progressed.
Pritchard, a former general manager with Portland, played a part in the Pacers signing David West and then with acquiring Leandro Barbosa at the trade deadline.
Bird likes Pritchardís basketball knowledge. It helps that he has a relationship with him. The two were teammates with the Boston Celtics.
Things were so bad that during the playoffs Bird took the coaching staff and training staff out to dinner on back-to-back nights during their playoff series against Orlando and brought Pritchard along and didnít invite Morway, his general manager, sources say. It was Pritchard who often sat next to Bird during the games on the road while Morway usually sat several rows higher.
Morway didnít take part in the playersí exit interviews at the end of the season. Part of the reason was because he was interviewing for other jobs. The other part was because Bird didnít feel the need to have him around because he knew he could no longer work with him.
I confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report that Bird asked Pritchard to be the general manager when it looked like Morway had a legitimate shot at being Portlandís general manager. Morway lost out to Neil Olshey for the Portland job, but it still gave Bird an opportunity to bring Pritchard on board as his general manager while replacing the person he no longer had faith in Ė Morway.
This situation isnít about Pritchard pursuing Morwayís job. Itís about Bird wanting to bring in somebody he feels like heíll have a better relationship with.
Hindi ko pa nakita laro nung 1st round draft ng pacers....
Pero ang nababasa ko pacersdigest forum......"Why did the pacers drafted miles fvcking plumleee!!!! "
NBA: Miller, Nelson inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
September 9, 2012 8:20am
source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story...l-hall-of-fameSPRINGFIELD - Former Indiana Pacers superstar Reggie Miller and coaching great Don Nelson were among those inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday (Saturday, PHL time).
Miller, one of the greatest clutch scorers in NBA history, played his entire 17-season career with the Indiana Pacers and finished it with 25,279 points and 1,505 steals.
He ranks second on the NBA all-time list for three-pointers made, with 2,560, and his 320 playoff three-pointers are the most for any player in the post-season.
The five-time NBA All-Star thanked his teammates, Pacers executive Donnie Walsh and his basketball star sister Cheryl Miller for helping him hone his skills.
"Obviously basketball is a team game," he said. "Donnie [Walsh], thank you for taking a gamble on a skinny kid with big ears.
"People wish they could be in a house with the greatest of anything. I lived across the hall from the greatest women's player," Miller added of his sister.
Nelson, who was a finalist for the Hall of Fame for the fifth time, has more than 1,300 NBA victories and is one of only two coaches to be named NBA Coach of the Year three times.
He spent more than 40 years of his life as a player, coach and general manager, winning five titles as a player with the Boston Celtics. The teams he coached made 18 playoff appearances and amassed 75 playoff wins, but Nelson said he had left the game with no regrets.
"Hopefully this will be the last tuxedo that I'll be wearing," Nelson said. "I am going to Maui. There is life after basketball."
The class of 2012 also included Ralph Sampson, a three-time collegiate national player of the year, who later became known as one of the Houston Rockets' Twin Towers - along with Hakeem Olajuwon - during the club's success in the mid 1980s.
Friday's inductees also included Jamaal Wilkes, two-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain, longtime referee Hank Nichols and former Soviet women's coach Lidia Alexeeva.
Wilkes was a member of four NBA championship teams, first in 1975 with Golden State and then with the Lakers in 1980, '82 and '85. - AFP
NBA: Indiana Pacer Roy Hibbert goes Gangnam Style as part of flash mob
October 22, 2012 11:45am
Indiana Pacer Roy Hibbert became possibly the tallest person in the world to take part in the Gangnam Style dance craze, as the 7'2" center was the lead in a flash mob Sunday (Monday, PHL time) at the Circle Centre Mall in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hibbert, a fourth-year pro, last season normed 12.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 49.7 percent from the field, all career-highs. He then averaged a double-double during the team's playoffs run, 11.7 points and 11.2 rebounds, with 3.1 blocks per game, as the Pacers reached the Eastern Conference semifinals before falling in six games to eventual champs, the Miami Heat.
This past summer, after signing an offer sheet from the Portland Trail Blazers, the Pacers opted to keep the big man, matching the deal by inking Hibbert to a four year, $58 million contract.
Last year, during the NBA lockout, Hibbert appeared in two episodes of the show "Parks and Recreation" as himself. - AMD, GMA News
Pacers erase 22-point deficit, hand Hornets 11th straight loss
David West is a bad bad man!!!
NBA: Pacers extend the contract of head coach Frank Vogel
January 8, 2013 7:14am
The Indiana Pacers announced Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) that the team has extended the contract of head coach Frank Vogel.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"This is a good deal for Frank and the franchise," Pacers President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh said, in a statement released by the team. "Frank has done a great job turning our team around since he became coach and deserves the chance to continue the work he and his staff have started."
Vogel added in the statement, ďIím honored that Donnie, Kevin [General Manager Pritchard] and Mr. Simon [owner Herb Simon] have such belief and faith in me to be their coach in the foreseeable future. Weíve established a great connection with our community the last two years, both on and off the court and I look forward to continuing that."
Prior to becoming head coach for the Pacers, Vogel had been a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards, before moving on to become an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics.
Vogel then became part of Jim O'Brien's coaching staff for the Pacers and took over the head coaching position on an interim basis in the 2010-11 season, after O'Brien was fired. The team removed the interim tag from his position in the offseason of 2011.
As head coach of the Pacers, Vogel has compiled a 62-38 record, with the Pacers going 42-24 in the last lockout-shortened season. The team beat the Orlando Magic 4-1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, and then lost to the eventual champions Miami Heat 2-4 in the semifinals. - AMD, GMA News
Odd thoughts: Slaying the Knicks in honor of Reggie Miller
These are the types of games that if you werenít there you canít understand. I donít say that as a snob or trying to make light of those of you that couldnít get to the fieldhouse because of jobs, live elsewhere or any other legit reason. But there was electricity in the air from the moment I walked through the entrance till the time I left out the tunnel.
Itís almost impossible to put into words how into it this crowd was. Between Reggie being in the house & it being the Knicks the place was ready to erupt all night long.
Can we all put a wooden stake in the heart of the idea that the people of central Indiana wonít support the Pacers? I donít know where we stand for the season but Iím telling you give the fans good teams to watch with marquee matchups and we can pack the fieldhouse like any arena in the NBA.
This is like the 3rd or 4th great crowd in a row. Now I donít know how many discount tickets are being given out so I guess I need to hold off on that part but overall I think itís safe to say that the entire ďwe hate the PacersĒ attitude that did legitimately exist for about 3 or 4 seasons is dead and gone.
There were some Knicks fans in attendance but you know what, for the most part, they never bother me. Unlike scumbag Bulls fans or the jock sniffing front runner fans (you know the ones that show up one week wearing LeBron then next game with Durrant and then Bryant, etc.) Knicks fans are usually both loyal to their club and generally understand the game.
I can respect Knicks fans; I have no use for front runner fans & pretty much despise Bulls fans.
But this isnít about them this is about Pacer fans and our love for our heroís of the arena.
This was a game that probably only Uncle Buck & I would like. This was an old school grind it out war in the paint where offense was hard to come by and the team that fought the hardest was going to win. And fight our Pacers did, they fought on the perimeter and they fought on the interior often times against much larger and certainly more experienced opponents.
To score on the Indiana Pacers you absolutely have to hit any mid range shot you get that is even close to open, if you donít you then are going to be relegated to shooting three point shots or if you have a creative point guard who can score you might be able to get something going via dribble penetration but it wonít be easy.
Frank has that system so locked in place and the players know where to be on every single play that we give you about 2 open shots to work with and if you canít hit them you better pray for long rebounds because our guys are going to get them if you donít.
Yes they were missing Mello, so what. You play who you play and itís not our fault that Anthony couldnít not resist the urge to chase down Garnett after the game. Thatís on him and frankly he hurt his team by not letting that go.
But do I think he would have made a difference? Sure he would, he is a monster of a scorer. Raymond Felton would have helped them as well and for that matter Iman Shumpart would probably be helpful as well. But then again so would a healthy Danny Granger helped us, a non-sick George Hill (*kudos to him for playing with Bronchitis) and a not back spasm Roy Hibbert.
Why did the Knicks lose? Yes Paul George, yes great defense. But they lost because our backups stepped up and filled their roles and theirs did not. Ian Mahinmi came in and pretty much decimated the Knicks in the 4th quarter and Jeff Pendegraph hit them like the German blitzkrieg over Poland. In other words they werenít expecting it, werenít ready for it and could do nothing to stop it.
Sure J.R. Smith had stats but frankly he probably shot them out of the game at the end as well. As soon as the refs. stopped falling for his running into our big men and flopping to the ground to draw a foul he was pretty much screwed and resorted to horrific jump shot after horrific jump shot.
Also while Iím here let me make this statement. Steve Novak needs to get down every day and thank God that the three point line exists because if it werenít for that he would be doing what he is really qualified to do and that is clean truck stop toilets. Never have I seen 24 more useless min. played in a game.
Anyway I have this game taped so I will go watch it and listen to what they have to say about our team & Iím sure Paul George. I have a feeling that as a Pacers fan I will be thrilled but as one of the few remaining Danny Granger fans I will probably be sad.
Letís just do grades again tonight.
Paul George: A+
God of the fieldhouse. Two way player the likes of which we havenít seen, probably ever. Iím telling you once he starts getting fouls calls going his way he is going to be breathing some rare air company wise. Iím not going to go over board yet but to say that he wonít be in that top tier level of players would not be accurate. I love Danny Granger & I still absolutely believe they can work together but Iíll just go ahead and say that Paul & more importantly Frank should not change the focus of the offense when Danny comes back. Paul is legit. No his trade value will probably never be any higher not because he wonít improve but because right now I honestly think you could demand Dwight Howard for him. Maybe not straight up but I bet you could make a package deal and the Lakers wouldnít even flinch. Here is the stunner, I would. In other words I donít make that trade now. That is how good I think Paul can ultimately be.
David West: B
Old thick power forwards from N.Y. were giving him fits tonight. Couldnít get to the spots on the floor he wanted and once again was struggling from the field. However tonight he stepped it up on the defensive end and was eating lots and lots of space on the floor & had a couple of blocks and at least 2 other deflections. We arenít going to win a lot of games with him not hitting double figures but that just tells you how strong our team is. Heís generally our best scorer and we still won the game with him only getting 6.
Roy Hibbert: Incomplete
Iíll give Roy the benefit of the doubt like I did Hill the other night. Dude was legitimately in pain and we could see him trying to loosen up to get on the floor. Still having trouble scoring and his back limited his mobility tonight but if nothing else you have to give him full credit for going out of the game on one hell of a block. In fact that and the previous steal score from Paul George turned this game around and sealed the win for us.
Lance Stephenson: A-
People may not realize this but he was our second leading rebounder tonight (Paul being # 1) and several of his rebounds were not of the pick the ball up off the floor variety. He was in there battling with the trees and in one sequence ripped the ball out of Tyson Chandlerís hands. I really love the way that he plays within the confines of the game because that tells me how far he has progressed since he has come into the league. Sure there is still some Rucker Park in there but it only appears after he has done 2 or 3 great things during a game. Also was second on the club in assists (again Paul was # 1) and shot 50% from the field including a 3 pointer. That 2010 draft is really paying dividends to the Pacers franchise.
George Hill: Incomplete
Still sick. Getís a very solid A for effort though as not everybody would try and play through that. He did a good job of controlling the ball and still defended at a high level but definitely you could tell his shooting and in particular his penetrating were off.
Ian Mahinmi: A+
Somebody kept tweeting me during the game about how good Kurt Thomas was looking & how good Camby was looking (the tweeters name is very similar to a South American country) but amazingly ceased tweeting me by the end of the game. Of course my damned phone didnít work in the fieldhouse (poor reception) so I could never reply. So I will take this time to ask, hey howíd you like Mahinmi now? As I said before I donít really like Green or Augustine but Iíve known since the pre-season that Ian was a great pick up for us and well frankly you have to say that he probably at the very least secured this win for us. His defense of the pick and roll tonight was actually better than Royís because of Royís back. But in general I think he does as well as Roy does on most nights in the P n R anyway.
Jeff Pendegraph: A+
Yes Jeff Pendegraph. I know I was as stunned when he came in as you were but he not only didnít hurt the club he actually contributed to the success on the floor. Yes the grade is way too high for what he really did but remember I base my grades also on expectations and Jeff just came in and knocked it out of the park. He didnít grab many boards but Iím telling you he jarred a lot of bodies.
Tyler Hansbrough: B-
Tyler set a screen on Steve Novak so hard that it knocked him from white to translucent. Of course this made me smile as I think Novak is the worldís biggest albino turd. Anyway take away another horrific shooting night, good God 1-8, and you will find that he spent his night as an agent of chaos causing the Knicks to scramble, dive and attempt to fight for everything when he was on the floor. He made Stoudemire look like he was 6í4Ē and 130 when they were both going after the ball in the second quarter, in fact I figure he would pull up lame and hobble off to the bench to avoid the embarrassment of being worked over by Tyler. Not great number from him but Iím telling you he certainly had an impact on the game.
Gerald Green: B-
My God this guy loves the three point line. Thankfully he did actually hit a very big three off of that Roy block but up until then he had missed them all. He is what he is and Iíve just had to come to grips with it. Some nights heís going to look good other nights not so much. I think getting Danny back will help him some because he can then play with another shooter so he wonít be given the green light to chuck up shots all of the time. Oh well Iím making it sound like he sucked tonight and he didnít. He helped out on the boards and while I donít think he blocked a shot I am pretty sure he altered an attempt by Copeland.
D.J. Augustine: C
Didnít help, didnít hurt. In fact it was kind of like he wasnít there. But he didnít hurt so that is a big bonus.
Frank Vogel: A+
I normally donít grade Frank but that defense was so tight that I have to give him some love here. The only thing I think he is going to need to think about is dressing McGuire over Plumlee. If Roy is having back spasms I think having Miles available is a good idea.
I once again canít tell you how great the fieldhouse was tonight. I mean playoff feel and everything. It was great to see Reggie Miller in the house I just wish we could have done something to recognize him for his hall of fame induction. I know they showed the video and all and I also understand he was there as a professional commentator so it would not be appropriate. But maybe he can come home for a game where we can do this properly for him some day.
Also I will give Knicks fans one small credit. Yea I would probably be pissed off as well if I were them and Haywood Workman was assigned to work a game in which the giant intro screen shot clearly has video of him bowing to Reggie in his Pacers uniform vs. the Knicks. I think its great myself but I could see where that might upset them.
Ok now enough of this self control, from here below I will be speaking in Pirate hyperbole and Iím not ashamed to do it.
Dear NBA and NBA bandwagon fans.
Up yours. We be th' Pacers an' we care nay fer yer pathetic superstars who jump from one team t' another chasin' titles wi' the'r shipmates as tho they be chasin' lasses o' loose morals.
Our team be built, nay bought.
Nobody demanded t' come here t' Indiana but once they be here nobody wants t' leave. This be a family an' like any family we be havin' had our struggles, but our time be now. Nay longer will we allow ye t' push us around nay longer will ye come in an intimidate us wi' yer athletic firepower. We be havin' fire power o' our own an' more than enough athletes t' compensate.
We be havin' th' best young coach in th' entire world (thatís starboard I spake 't) an' we probably be havin' th' best overall staff o' coachís in th' game.
We fear nobody.Ok enough Pirate talk.
People when you are rolling like this and another team was standing on the tracks there can only be Aerosmith to tell us about it.
Last edited by chupamae; Jan 13, 2013 at 03:34 AM.
hot shooting IPacers pounding the HRockets @ H1.
i wonder what will happen when granger returns. should they trade him
trivia for this season: kinda related to the 2011-12 lockout season
"The Indiana Pacers are the only team this 2012-13 to play back-to-back-to-back games."
First one is the other day (2-5-13, PH time) where they won against the Bulls. The next one, yesterday, they won over the Hawks. Then today, they will face the 76ers. There's more, after today's game, they will have a day off and play the Raptors the next day (Saturday)
pagod sila nito, pero they're currently on a roll
up up lang natin eto mga dre...
2nd best team sa east. 35-21, best defensive team sa NBA...
George Hill with 15 points in Q1 of the Warriors game! Although mukhang he's slowed down in the second.
Hill is another of the Spurs' gems found in the trash. Now averaging 16 ppg.
Sayang talaga, we had to let him go for Kawhi but in all mukhang win-win trade.
shoving in Indiana!
mukhang bulilit tuloy si Steph Curry.
Lakas ng Pacers. Second best team in the east, I hope we don't face this team in the first round. LOL
Kinabahan ako doon sa shoving match. Naalala ko tuloy yung 2004 brawl.
Dapat hindi masuspend si roy at west. Kumag si curry pasugod kaya winasiwas.