Why would anyone want to coach direct...

Why would anyone want to coach directionless team?

There are 76 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 23, 2007, titled Why would anyone want to coach directionless team?. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

So, can you blame Stan Van Gundy? Or Mark Jackson, who took himself out of consideration for the Indiana Pacers' coaching job early in the process? Let's make believe we're coaching aspirants and draw up a list ...

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standards

Hialeah, FL

#62 May 24, 2007
Stan is going to bring new life and meaning to this "team" in Indy. Well at leat he did in Miami and almost got them a championship 2 years ago.
Restored

United States

#63 May 24, 2007
Larry needs to coach this team. No other coach wants to take over and be apart of the cleaning process. Let Larry Bird bring this team back to how they were in 98' 99' and 2000, since no one else is up to it.

Since: Jan 07

Ledgewood, NJ

#64 May 24, 2007
Ken wrote:
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I am not a huge fan of Bird, but the Celtics aren't exactly doing all that well either. Worst than the Pacers if you really look at it.
All I can say is move over Celtics because you are certainly going to have some company down there at the bottom.

Since: Jan 07

Ledgewood, NJ

#65 May 24, 2007
standards wrote:
Stan is going to bring new life and meaning to this "team" in Indy. Well at leat he did in Miami and almost got them a championship 2 years ago.
Stan Van Gundy refused to coach this front office disaster. I believe that he probably realized that he couldn't stand Larry Bird's personality.

Since: Jan 07

Ledgewood, NJ

#66 May 24, 2007
Jay Wilkins wrote:
I agree. Bird put together this team. He had the vision and he pulled the strings. Now he needs to show us what he had pieced together or prove that this team is indeed bad and needs to start over.
Head back to the bench Bird. You were successful there before and took us to the only Finals in NBA history of the franchise. Now a turn around is needed more than ever.
I pretty much believe that the coaching staff that Bird had was excellent. He has even admitted as much. What Bird is, is a legend at PLAYING basketball. That is it! He was smart enough to get out of the way and let the team he inherited do their thing. He also knew when to get out of the coaching seat.
dan

Medford, NY

#67 May 24, 2007
A couple of years ago I heard Mark Jackson make a comment concerning
Larry Bird that made me feel he didn't really respect Larry Bird or at least wasn't on the same page. If Larry wasn't there I think Mark Jackson would interview and take the Pacer job in a heart beat if he was given the chance. Mark talks a lot of trash but I think he would make a good coach.
Scott_R

Indianapolis, IN

#68 May 24, 2007
Totally agree (as I always do to your articles). If anyone should coach these players, it should be Bird himself. You make the bed and you should have to lay in it. Whether or not having to "lay in it" is a bad thing or not is up to Bird and how well he can coach a possible band of miscreants. Well said, Mr. Kravitz.
Craig

United States

#69 May 24, 2007
This time I agree with Kravitz. But if it's not Larry Bird, it's going to be a sacrificial lamb not coach on the bench this season.

I smile thinking that Quinn Buckner might be a good choice. When he coached the Mavs, they didn't win, but he certainly installed some discipline and shook up the prima donnas on that roster. We are headed for the lottery anyway, so bring in Buckner to kick some ass. It would be worth it to see these candy-asses miserable next season with Buckner on the bench. He would give them nightmares.
Craig

United States

#70 May 24, 2007
aws in san antone wrote:
wait until after the Spurs have gotten their fourht title and go after P J Carlisemo
Not a bad idea. But bring along Latrell Sprewell with P.J. and together maybe they could start strangling the Pacers. They could start with Jamal Tinsley.
somebody who cares

San Francisco, CA

#71 May 25, 2007
Hey Larry, instead of thinking who will coach your team, and keps on rebuilding why not you do coaching again and let's see if Pacers team will win again in the eastern conference. It is a challenge ....
Voeg

Evansville, IN

#72 May 25, 2007
GET REGGIE MILLER!!!! He would be an excellent coach. While he has no coaching expierience, it's the NBA you don't coach that much. It's all about the players. And the player's would love to play for REG. He was pretty much a coach with the pacers as a player. Bring back the excitement! Bring Back Reggie!!!
Yeah Right

Benton, KY

#73 May 25, 2007
Voeg wrote:
GET REGGIE MILLER!!!! He would be an excellent coach. While he has no coaching expierience, it's the NBA you don't coach that much. It's all about the players. And the player's would love to play for REG. He was pretty much a coach with the pacers as a player. Bring back the excitement! Bring Back Reggie!!!
WE want Reggie in 5 years. Whoever we get now cant do much until we wait out these huge contracts. No need to waste Reggie yet. Get him when we can win
Restored

United States

#74 May 25, 2007
Voeg wrote:
GET REGGIE MILLER!!!! He would be an excellent coach. While he has no coaching expierience, it's the NBA you don't coach that much. It's all about the players. And the player's would love to play for REG. He was pretty much a coach with the pacers as a player. Bring back the excitement! Bring Back Reggie!!!
Yeah I wish he would coach dude, that is something everyone would like to see. But like the other guy said, bring him in when we are in better shape. Aka what we did to Larry Brown for Larry Bird.

Since: Jan 07

Ledgewood, NJ

#75 May 25, 2007
Craig wrote:
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Not a bad idea. But bring along Latrell Sprewell with P.J. and together maybe they could start strangling the Pacers. They could start with Jamal Tinsley.
Why through Tinsley under that bus first??? His contract is not half the size of uh... Murphy??
larry

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#76 May 25, 2007
Voeg wrote:
GET REGGIE MILLER!!!! He would be an excellent coach. While he has no coaching expierience, it's the NBA you don't coach that much. It's all about the players. And the player's would love to play for REG. He was pretty much a coach with the pacers as a player. Bring back the excitement! Bring Back Reggie!!!
I agree Reggie is a great guy with a great personality. Go Reggie.
rjones2818

Covington, KY

#77 May 26, 2007
Larry Brown.

Sure, he'd be gone in two years, but he's great at building teams (other than the cluster at New York). If anybody could get the current Pacers to be a good team, it's him.

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