Indiana Pacers Send Coach O’Brien Packing

by January 30, 2011

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.”