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Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 4:45 pm  |  14 responses

Indiana Pacers Send Coach O’Brien Packing

When a team falls apart, someone always has to go — usually the coach. The Indy Star has more info: “Jim O’Brien’s three-plus seasons as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers ended today when Larry Bird, the team’s president of basketball operations, officially announced the firing at a 4 pm press conference at Conseco Fieldhouse…. Assistant Frank Vogel will be the team’s interim head coach until a full-time replacement is selected, after the season concludes. “We let Jimmy go today,” Bird confirmed. “I want to thank him for his three and a half years of service. He’s going to be missed but we move on. Our players understand we’re trying to do all we can to get back on the right track.”

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  • 6marjons

    first!
    now just need to blow the rest of it up

  • Izindunduma

    Poor guy. What are his babies going to eat?

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I heard he’s moving to TBS.

  • bashmo

    He’s not a bad coach by any strech. He ran a lot of good teams before. I am sure he will be working again soon enough…

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    but things were going so well…

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    Like.

  • AL29

    Now, if only Larry Bird would fire himself…

  • ErnieD

    3 pointers and defense.

  • dmoore

    slam, when are you going to put up the video of ronnie brewer dunking on mcroberts? here’s the youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3E0xIfcrlE

  • Luiyo

    FINALLY!

  • elmaar

    there’s no need to blow up anything else! the pieces are in place,they just need a real PF. And I suppose at their depth at 2 and 3 spots the piece that can be used to get that quality beef down low is danny granger. And dunleavy has to go before deadline by any means to get any value for him, the pacers are in a decent position actually, it’s all up to the GM and Larry now.

  • neaorin

    Now watch Larry hire Mike Brown…

  • Will Lee

    can they trade O Brien for Blake Griffin?

  • IndyB

    Lance Stephenson is about to be freed…

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