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  1. Brian Shaw to interview to be Pacers assistant coach

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:07 AM EDT

    Brian Shaw

    Just a few years back, Brian Shaw got the chance to interview to be the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. Didn’t work out, they went with Jim O’Brien instead. Now, Shaw is back in Indiana interviewing, but this time to be the lead assistant for Frank Vogel. That’s what Mike Wells of the Indianapolis…

  2. People happy that Jim O’Brien is out include Tyler Hansbrough

    Feb 1, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT

    Tyler Hansbrough, Amir Johnson

    Among the laundry list complaints about Jim O’Brien in Indiana was his constant tinkering with the lineup. Players like routine. O’Brien kept changing the rotations nightly. Frustration ensued. O’Brien’s gone, Frank Vogel is in and the rotations are settled. That means Tyler Hansbrough is headed to the bench — and he’s fine with that. He…

  3. Pacers coach Jim O’Brien fired

    Jan 30, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    UPDATE 1:22 p.m. EST: The Indianapolis Star reports that assistant coach Frank Vogel will be named interim coach. Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star as well as Yahoo! Sports are reporting that Pacers coach Jim O’Brien has been fired. The report comes just days after his job was said to be safe for the remainder…

  4. Pacers have no plans to fire O’Brien

    Jan 24, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT

    Jim O'Brien

    It’s been a rough stretch for the Indiana pacers. After a promising start to the season, the Pacers have dropped five games in a row, and have lost eight of their last 10 contests. They are currently 1/2 a game out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern conference, and are heading in the…

  5. Is Pacers rookie Paul George about to take Brandon Rush’s job?

    Jan 24, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

    Paul George

    When one gets hit over the head enough times, one learns a lesson. That lesson for the Pacers is that Brandon Rush is inconsistent, and gets lost on defense at times. For evidence of the later, watch the fantastic Sebastian Pruiti at NBA Playbook break down how Rush cheats off Carmelo Anthony last night again…

  6. That warm feeling, Pacers staff, is underneath you

    Jan 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This is a long story, let-me-sum-up kind of weekend. Get used to it. The short version: ESPN reports that Pacers management is unhappy with both coach Jim O’Brien and GM David Morway (you thought Larry Bird was the GM, didn’t you? Meet more Pacers fans. They’re nice.). They’re so unhappy, should the team suffer another…

  7. Pacers Jim O’Brien doesn’t think Roy Hibbert is having a good season

    Dec 14, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Phoenix Suns

    The best coaches know how to pick their spots. When to praise, when to criticize, when to ride the hot hand of guys off the bench and when to get the starters back in to keep a run going. Honestly, the last couple days I have no idea what Indiana’s Jim O’Brien is thinking. None.…

  8. Indiana’s settled point guard situation, not so settled

    Dec 13, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Darren Collison was the guy. Indiana needed an up-tempo point guard to run Jim O’Brien’s up-tempo offense, so they went out and got the highly-coveted Collison out of New Orleans. Except that during crunch time, T.J. Ford has been getting the minutes for the Pacers. Against the Hawks last Friday A.J. Price was the guy…

  9. Larry Bird likes Brandon Rush a lot more than Jim O’Brien

    Oct 15, 2010, 3:06 PM EDT

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    Brandon Rush is still a member of the Indiana Pacers for one reason — Larry Bird thinks he could be something special. How good we can debate, but he certainly has the skills to be better than he has shown in his first two seasons. Rush’s name comes up in countless trade discussions, but he…

  10. T.J. Ford, Jim O'Brien talk it out in Indiana

    Oct 1, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

    Outside of wherever Larry Brown is coaching at any given time, it’s hard to have a more strained relationship between a coach and point guard then there has been in Indianapolis. Jim O’Brien started then benched T.J. Ford several times. Ford did not execute the up-tempo, pick-and-roll heavy offense as well as O’Brien liked. But…

  11. Indiana Pacers' fun with experimental lineups

    Sep 28, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    The Indiana Pacers have a lot of new parts, new things for coach Jim O’Brien to experiment with. That has left Pacers training camp a little like the Island of Doctor Moreau, looking at the reports out of camp. Picture Mike Dunleavy at the two spotting up on the wing while Darren Collison and Roy…

  12. NBA Season Preview: The Indiana Pacers

    Sep 21, 2010, 12:24 PM EDT

    Last season: The Pacers went 32-50, which puts them a step above the downright tragedy of the Nets, Timberwolves, and even the Wizards, but still among some pretty miserable company. Head Coach: Jim O’Brien will again have the Pacers running (they were the second fastest team in the NBA last season), running, running. This time,…

  13. Danny Granger and the Pacers are aiming for another big

    Aug 15, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    The Indiana Pacers already made quite the shake-up in acquiring Darren Collison from the New Orleans Hornets last week, but neither Larry Bird nor Danny Granger seem to be ready to accept the roster as-is. From Chris Tomasson of FanHouse: Asked by FanHouse on Friday in Springfield, Mass., where Bird was inducted into the Basketball…

  14. The Flip Side: There are point guards, there are shooting guards, and then there's Lance Stephenson

    Aug 13, 2010, 6:53 PM EDT

    Wednesday’s four-way trade saw just about every team involved walk away a winner. However, the effects of that trade are far more specific than just saying “This team got better,” or “This team accomplished its goals.” In The Flip Side, we’ll look at one player from each of the four teams — the Nets, the…

  15. Meet the new Pacers, same as the old Pacers

    Aug 4, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    Indiana had one main goal this offseason: Get an experienced point guard to run the offense. Larry Bird tried. Every time a veteran point guard name came up, Indiana was talking to them. Raymond Felton went to New York. Jordan Farmar went to New Jersey. The list goes on and on, every time they came…

  16. Pacers ink Lance Stephenson to a multi-year deal

    Jul 23, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT

    Regardless of whether Lance Stephenson is better suited to be a point guard or a shooting guard, he’ll be a Pacer next season. In a completely unsurprising move, Indiana signed the No. 40 pick in this year’s draft to a multi-year deal, according to NBA.com. Pacers coach Jim O’Brien fancies Stephenson a point guard, and…

  17. Summer League guy to watch: Lance Stephenson

    Jul 5, 2010, 7:57 PM EDT

    Lance Stephenson tried to tell us he was “born ready,” the nickname he picked up at the legendary Rucker Park playground games in New York. Pacers coach Jim O’Brien tried to tell us he was ready. But until we saw it for ourselves, we weren’t convinced. We’re stubborn like that. We’re convinced. Lance Stephenson is…

  18. Jim O'Brien seems to think Lance Stephenson can play some point guard

    Jul 3, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

    After an extended tour through the basketball hype machine, Lance Stephenson, the once highly-touted recruit out of New York’s Lincoln High, will stumble onto the NBA scene. Stephenson’s college career was predicted to be a short one, but few foresaw just how underwhelming Lance would be in his one year at Cincinnati. All of the…

  19. Pacers assistant coach wins game, gets fired for it

    Jun 10, 2010, 9:28 AM EDT

    Due to family situations or health emergencies, every season a couple top assistant coaches get the chance to slide down one seat and become the man for a game or three. They get to be the head coach. Usually little really changes save for a much worse use of time outs. It’s usually pretty boring…

  20. Tyler Hasbrough may be donezough for the season

    Feb 28, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    Some picks vanish in their first year because they were never that talented to begin with. Others because their coaches are the basketball equivalent of Dr. Doom, burying them in pursuit of their master plan. Some just don’t “get it” yet. And then there’s Tyler Hansbrough. One of the most celebrated players in college history…

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