David West is the stabilizer of this team.
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 |
I’ve heard Larry Bird use the saying, “a good deed never goes unpunished” 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 Pacers’ director of player personnel last summer.
It takes awhile to earn Bird’s trust and once you burn that bridge he’s done with people. That’s 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 – option No. 2 to be the team’s first shooting guard off the bench – 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 “fall apart” 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 weren’t going to sign with them.
Bird and Morway’s 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 Pritchard’s 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 didn’t 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 didn’t take part in the players’ 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 didn’t 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 Portland’s 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 – Morway.
This situation isn’t about Pritchard pursuing Morway’s job. It’s about Bird wanting to bring in somebody he feels like he’ll 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
im a fan since the miller days.
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, “I’m 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. We’ve 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
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.
pinagpag lang si steph curry.