Pacers lose ninth straight game

Pacers lose ninth straight game

There are 39 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 11, 2007, titled Pacers lose ninth straight game. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

LeBron James scored 26 points -- his lowest total in 11 games -- but the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fifth straight, 99-88 over Indiana on Sunday night, the wilting Pacers' ninth straight loss.

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oh bother

Dayton, OH

#24 Mar 11, 2007
Sell 'em! If Indy had an MLB team, I'd never leave.
marcia

Latonia, KY

#25 Mar 11, 2007
it ios time for a new coach and possibly a new team. carlisle needs to take larry bird with him....
James M

United States

#26 Mar 11, 2007
Indianapolis has an NBA team?
Yawn

Indianapolis, IN

#28 Mar 11, 2007
Been a pacer fan all my life and all I see is a couple of thugs and a few unfortunate players who got thrown into the mix in the middle of the year. Larry and Carlise should be out of here. Get out from under all the pathetic salaries from player who are no longer here and in a few years, start from scratch. In the mean time, they need to continue losing so they can get a lottery pick. If they continue to do what they have in the past, they won't make the playoffs but be good enough not to get a good draft pick.....typical.
Greg Nichols

Czech Republic

#29 Mar 11, 2007
Didn't Larry Legend once say that players stop paying attention to coaches after 3 years??? Then why in the hell has he kept Rick C. as head coach for so long???

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Mar 11, 2007
Pacers SUUUUUCK..........GOOOOOO KNICKS!!!
Breadmaker 5001

United States

#31 Mar 11, 2007
Go Pacers

Beat Gonzaga this Thurday nite.

I will be rootin' for the Blue and Gold.
Kareem Abdul Yo Momma

Bargersville, IN

#32 Mar 11, 2007
The Pacers just made the NCAA tourney at a number 16 seed! Lets hope they can stay out of jail long enough to lose the first game!
Todd in Indy

United States

#33 Mar 11, 2007
Pacer fans are suffering. It's bad enough the NBA as a whole is terrible,(outside of about 4 teams in the Western Conference) but to have to watch this abomination here in Indy is unbearable. What the hell happened to get us to this point? How about 15 years straight of making the postseason. Look at the teams that, historically, have been successful for long spans. Almost everyone of them ended up going in the tank for several years as a victim of their long-term success. No top 10 draft picks to reseed the team with young talent.
The Pacers are no different. For many years they built towards the 2000 Finals team. That team was loaded with veteren players. After 2000, the Pacers got old real quick, but managed to stay compettetive with a couple of good trades, DD for JO and Rose for Artest and B. Miller. The problem was, Artest was a knuckle head and Miller bolted for more money. Reggie retired with no player to take his place (Jackson was supposed to be that player, but was far too selfish, volatile and inconsistant) and the roster was left with a mishmash of too many role players and undeveloped young players. Bender never panned. Harrignton never developed as promised. Harrison is a bust. Tinsley is a disaster. Granger is a decent player, but will never be a great player. No wonder the Pacers are where they're at now.
What's it going to take to get out of this mess? A couple more seasons of losing and getting top 10 draft picks and doing whatever it takes to get out from under the burden of long-term contracts. It won;t be easy and Walsh and Bird cannot continue to bullheadedly insist that they can retool on the fly. They have failed miserably so far and outside of San Antonio, no team in recent NBA history has been able to do it.
Bite the bullet Pacers (and fans) and officially admit we are REBUILDING now (and DON'T rebuild around JO. Consider him part of the puzzle, not the center piece.) The team will suck for a couple of seasons, but if they fill the team with hard workers, stockpile and draft solid young talent and get a fresh new coaching staff that is willing to suffer the growing pains of rebuilding, the Pacers can contend again in the NBA within 4 years.
Can Walsh and/or Bird do this? I don;t think they have a choice anymore.
Democrat in Indy

United States

#34 Mar 11, 2007
Can we get the Firebirds back?
special ed

Covington, KY

#35 Mar 11, 2007
"Conduct detrimental to the team" gets you a one game suspension then right back into the starting lineup?
Sounds like some real conduct there!
Tins knows what he's doing.
Dan in South Carolina

Espanola, NM

#36 Mar 12, 2007
INSTEAD OF SIGNING tINSLEY TO A LONG TERM CONTRACT THEY SHOULD HAVE TRADED HIM.
truth bringer

United States

#37 Mar 12, 2007
This is what happens when you have gangstas on your basketball team. A word to the wise: character matters. A lot.
IURON

AOL

#38 Mar 12, 2007
jason wrote:
It mentions the last 9 game streak happening in 88-89. I was a fan then and i still will be, just like i was a colts fan when they were the worst in the league. The pacers will get things straight but it will be a few years, and a coach or two later.
Jason, I can,t help but admire you for being a true fan. I remember the bleak years also, and remember how proud I was when they started playing great basketball.Keep the faith,the pacers will be back eventually most teams go through this after several seasons of great basketball.
Jeremy

Kokomo, IN

#39 Mar 12, 2007
True Indy Sports Fan wrote:
Wow! I am really miffed as to why they even bother anymore. If a positive comes of this it would be that they do not make the playoffs and contend for a better draft spot in a loaded class to come into the league next year. Too bad they traded their 2nd round pick for a guy who did not make the roster this year. Go Indianapolis Indians!
We traded our first round pick too you idiot.
dannyg33

Indianapolis, IN

#40 Mar 12, 2007
wut is up wit my team
true dat

Toronto, Canada

#41 Mar 12, 2007
truth bringer wrote:
This is what happens when you have gangstas on your basketball team. A word to the wise: character matters. A lot.
They only had one gangsta we all detestand him name is ron artest.
True Indy Sports Fan

Phoenix, AZ

#42 Mar 12, 2007
Jeremy wrote:
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We traded our first round pick too you idiot.
That was hardly necessary... You must be an Artest, Tinsley, and Jackson fan. Still I forgive you.
true dat

Toronto, Canada

#43 Mar 12, 2007
Dan in South Carolina wrote:
INSTEAD OF SIGNING tINSLEY TO A LONG TERM CONTRACT THEY SHOULD HAVE TRADED HIM.
Bring back the Rifle man

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