Xs and groans

It has become a ritual, almost a rite of passage for exiting Indiana Pacers. For the record: Rick Carlisle, in his sixth season of coaching in the NBA, is 272-185 , including 172-121 in three-plus seasons with ... Full Story
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WHAT APPROACH

United States

#1 Feb 4, 2007
I dont know how you can say his approach is not popular...he has no approach...he just stands there and watches the Pacers screw up.....it is amazing that they win as much as they do....think what they could do if they had a real coach.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#2 Feb 4, 2007
The roller coaster ride we've been on these last 6 years, seems a bit extreme (especially the way Isiah Thomas was fired), and I don't like the way certain players are used, but if this is what the Simon's and Walsh want, then CRC's doing his job.
Ohio Pacer Fan

Continental, OH

#3 Feb 4, 2007
Most people are use to seeing the fast pace of the west teams and think the pacers should follow suit - you can still win alot of games and champonships by playing defense because the offenses points will follow if you play good defense.
Golden State Fan

Fremont, CA

#4 Feb 4, 2007
Let Indy beat an opponent worthy to beat, a team that plays tough defense and can challenge Indys offense and then you can see what these players are made up of and what type of team you have. Don't get a false sense of the team by beating up on inferior teams
Coach

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Feb 4, 2007
This Golden State Fan is a clown. Worry about your team and it's lack of productivity and wins. You have plenty of issues there where you should spend your time on analysis.

If you visit this board enough you know I've got Carlisle's back. The man is a very good coach. His team's win repeatedly and he develops players well. He has an entire team of "COACHABLE" players now and they seem very happy to be Pacers.

Think about the BS this man has coached through and yet he continues to win. Now it appears the negative hangover is finally behind this team. I expect them to compete and WIN THE EAST. Coaching will be a big part of it if they do.

Coach
Pacer fan

United States

#6 Feb 4, 2007
All I need to say is that you have Stephen Jackson and we don't!!!!!
Golden State Fan wrote:
Let Indy beat an opponent worthy to beat, a team that plays tough defense and can challenge Indys offense and then you can see what these players are made up of and what type of team you have. Don't get a false sense of the team by beating up on inferior teams
Pacer fan Norway

Stavanger, Norway

#7 Feb 4, 2007
Carlisle is a great coach! In my oppinion top 5 in the league. I don't know why everyone suddenly want to play like the Suns. They haven't won anything yet. Besides, you have to have a floor leader suited for that style. Give Carlisle some time to work these new pieces in, and I really believe Indy will be in contention come playoffs. Defense is still key for winning championships and Rick's a good defensive coach.
For your information Golden State fan; the pacers have beaten Chicago, Miami and the Lakers after the trade so I don't know how you can claim that they haven't beaten any tough teams. Next time do some research before you try to trash a team. How is Golden State performing after the trade????
Jeremy

Peoria, IL

#8 Feb 4, 2007
Golden State defends worse than a team full of flies.
mef

Salem, OR

#9 Feb 4, 2007
Coach wrote:
This Golden State Fan is a clown. Worry about your team and it's lack of productivity and wins. You have plenty of issues there where you should spend your time on analysis.
If you visit this board enough you know I've got Carlisle's back. The man is a very good coach. His team's win repeatedly and he develops players well. He has an entire team of "COACHABLE" players now and they seem very happy to be Pacers.
Think about the BS this man has coached through and yet he continues to win. Now it appears the negative hangover is finally behind this team. I expect them to compete and WIN THE EAST. Coaching will be a big part of it if they do.
Coach
Thanks for this comment. In Indy, Carlisle is obviously a very underrated coach. If you look a back at the history he's had in Indiana, the only season he's had with a full team was his first season and he coached the team to 60+ wins. The year after, he took a depleted team to the playoffs. This season, he's had more new faces than old and look how they're doing. Try sticking Doc Rivers in here to coach and lets take another look at this team. They wouldn't be half the team without Carlise. He's finally got a solid team and I think there's going to be some suprises in the next few weeks/months.

I like your comment on player development as well. There isn't a guy on the bench who can't play, and a lot of that has to do with development. Keep it up Carlisle!
mef

Salem, OR

#10 Feb 4, 2007
Golden State Fan wrote:
Let Indy beat an opponent worthy to beat, a team that plays tough defense and can challenge Indys offense and then you can see what these players are made up of and what type of team you have. Don't get a false sense of the team by beating up on inferior teams
Who won that Warriors/Bobcats game last night?
Lost in Space

Circleville, OH

#11 Feb 4, 2007
Maybe JO should run his but down the court too! Then they wouldn't have to "wait" for him to run the offense through. The offense is fine, but how much better would they be if they had the option to run.

Funny. Stoudamire seems to have no problems getting down the court.
Jim

Bloomington, IN

#12 Feb 5, 2007
Like I said before please fire Donnie Bird and carlisle. The pacers are boring and lazy.Just check out there attendance lately and you will???
Patrick

Memphis, TN

#13 Feb 5, 2007
Am I the only person who thinks perhaps Carlisle methods maybe "aren't" exactly what the Pacers need? Players attitudes and actions notwithstanding, there seems to be ongoing concern about his style of coaching. Certainly, there are much needed changes. Almost anytime I hear anyone speaking of the Pacers as friends, co-workers, etc, not hardly anyone is thrilled with performance. In fact, many, myself included have lost interest in watching Pacer games. Maybe it is time to look at getting another coach.
Patrick

Memphis, TN

#14 Feb 5, 2007
mef wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for this comment. In Indy, Carlisle is obviously a very underrated coach. If you look a back at the history he's had in Indiana, the only season he's had with a full team was his first season and he coached the team to 60+ wins. The year after, he took a depleted team to the playoffs. This season, he's had more new faces than old and look how they're doing. Try sticking Doc Rivers in here to coach and lets take another look at this team. They wouldn't be half the team without Carlise. He's finally got a solid team and I think there's going to be some suprises in the next few weeks/months.
I like your comment on player development as well. There isn't a guy on the bench who can't play, and a lot of that has to do with development. Keep it up Carlisle!
Unfortunately, his past performance IS his past performance. Your comment about "they wouldn't be half the team without Carlisle"..? made me laugh. What would a whole team under Carlisle be like? Certainly hes not been able to "develop" a whole one since gawd only knows when and thats the problem.
Another Brick

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Feb 5, 2007
From the TRUE Golden State Warriors FANS weblog: "One positive note is that Harrington got 8 boards
which is way above his average. too bad he doesn't
seem to posses the ability to crash the boards and
score in the same game."

Sounds like they're learning what we already knew. Wonder if they still think they got a steal of a deal - and what will they think when Jax is in jail?
Stephen Jackson

Dyer, IN

#16 Feb 5, 2007
Patrick wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks perhaps Carlisle methods maybe "aren't" exactly what the Pacers need? Players attitudes and actions notwithstanding, there seems to be ongoing concern about his style of coaching. Certainly, there are much needed changes. Almost anytime I hear anyone speaking of the Pacers as friends, co-workers, etc, not hardly anyone is thrilled with performance. In fact, many, myself included have lost interest in watching Pacer games. Maybe it is time to look at getting another coach.
yes.
jvez

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Feb 5, 2007
This article is rubbish. Larry is just sticking with Rick because they are friends. This team is no better than any other that have been in the play-offs... the last 4 or 5 years. Yeah, watch and see ... the Pacers lose again. We need a change in the roster alright ...Bird and Carlisle..
Pathetic Pacers

Orestes, IN

#18 Feb 5, 2007
WHAT APPROACH wrote:
I dont know how you can say his approach is not popular...he has no approach...he just stands there and watches the Pacers screw up.....it is amazing that they win as much as they do....think what they could do if they had a real coach.
Great point, he also doesn't make adjustments during the game. He just watches no defense Tinsley pound the ball into the ground and the pretender ONeal shoot 15 footers. They will finish .500 and exit the playoffs in the first round. Pathetic is the word. Anyone who spends their money at Conseco instead of Hinkle is a fool. Oh and the local press tries to make their last few victories over a few sad teams more than it really is. If the city would'nt have been distractd from this mess bu the Colts they would hopefully be calling for Carlisle's head. he should thanks the Colts for keeping the spotlight off of his bad team.
Pathetic Pacers

Orestes, IN

#19 Feb 5, 2007
mef wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for this comment. In Indy, Carlisle is obviously a very underrated coach. If you look a back at the history he's had in Indiana, the only season he's had with a full team was his first season and he coached the team to 60+ wins. The year after, he took a depleted team to the playoffs. This season, he's had more new faces than old and look how they're doing. Try sticking Doc Rivers in here to coach and lets take another look at this team. They wouldn't be half the team without Carlise. He's finally got a solid team and I think there's going to be some suprises in the next few weeks/months.
I like your comment on player development as well. There isn't a guy on the bench who can't play, and a lot of that has to do with development. Keep it up Carlisle!
What are you smoking, underrated coach? So what the Pacers can make the playoffs in the East. Most college teams could make the playoffs in the east. Its just like the NFC in football. All you have to do is finish close to .500 and you can make the playoffs. He tried to bog the Pistons down as well and they've been a powerhouse ever since he left. ONeal likes him because Carlisle slows everyone else down so he doesn't have to run and he helped ship Al off on Oneals behalf.
Pacer Fan With Problem

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Feb 5, 2007
Pacers need to get rid of Larry Bird and Rick Carlise. It is clear they do not have the slightest idea how to manage a team. Look at how they get players and let them go.

Do not get me wrong Larry Bird was a hellva player. A leader for the Pacers organizations, he is not.

Larry Brown took a team Rick Carlise had and won a championship.

Pacers will not win one with Larry Bird and Rick Carlise.

Get Larry Brown back.

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