Post Tagged with: "larry bird"

  • Bird believes Pacers priority is regaining edge on D

    Bird believes Pacers priority is regaining edge on D

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    While most of us have been obsessing about the anemic offense, Larry Bird has looked at it a little differently. As the Pacers president sees things, his team’s ability to fulfill his lofty postseason expectations begins with a tighter defense. In a one-on-one interview with Dave Furst of WRTV-6 that […]

  • Roy Hibbert's individual offensive stats are down, largely because the Indiana offense has been turned inside-out. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Sticking with Hibbert pointless for Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Safe to say we can eliminate fatigue as an excuse. Three full days off for the starters, a purportedly inspiring victory by the reserves in Milwaukee Wednesday followed by a lively practice Thursday that produced a lot of jibber-jabber about refreshed legs and renewed energy, and the Pacers proceeded to […]

  • Frank Vogel will rest the Pacers' starters for the final four regular-season games. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Vogel putting job on line by resting Pacers starters

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 9, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Frank Vogel is rolling the dice, and the stakes are high. If this gambit pays off with a recharged team making another deep playoff run, the season will be saved. If it does not, his next exit interview with Larry Bird may very well be his last. By pulling the […]

  • Roy Hibbert, pictured against the Hawks in Atlanta earlier this season, was benched for the second half Sunday. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Hibbert drama just latest for floundering Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers April 7, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Whatever word, four-letter or otherwise, that best describes what happened Sunday night, you can rest assured this one does not: Fatigue. Try as they might to pass that off as an explanation for the putrid stench that wafted across the floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a 107-88 loss to […]

  • Evan Turner will face his former team for the first time tonight in Philadelphia. (Photo: Frank McGrath/Pacers)

    Future can wait; Pacers’ Turner living in moment

    Brunos Blog, Pacers March 14, 2014 at 9:45 am

    As he prepares for a glimpse into his past, Evan Turner prefers not to think of the future. The present is challenge enough. The Pacers face Turner’s former team tonight in Philadelphia. When he was traded from the 76ers on Feb. 20, Turner was enjoying the best statistical season of […]

  • Jermaine O'Neal's productivity cannot be denied but the team's issues during his tenure tarnish his legacy in Indiana. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    If not J.O., then who should join Pacers’ pantheon?

    Brunos Blog, Pacers March 5, 2014 at 10:30 am

    If all goes according to plan, Jermaine O’Neal played his last game in Indianapolis Tuesday night. At age 35, O’Neal has all-but made official that his 18th NBA season will be his last. Though he clearly has something left in the tank – he played 30 minutes and produced seven […]

  • Moves tough on Pacers, but winning ain’t easy

    Moves tough on Pacers, but winning ain’t easy

    Brunos Blog, Pacers February 24, 2014 at 9:57 am

    When Larry Bird was a young Celtic, he got some tough news from Red Auerbach. “Red called me and traded my best friend on the team,” Bird said. “And of course I was upset about it until I found out who he traded him for. … When I found out […]

  • Evan Turner (R) represents a substantial upgrade in productivity over Danny Granger (Photos: Icon SMI)

    Turner bolsters Pacers’ bench — for now

    Brunos Blog, Pacers February 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    With each move Larry Bird has made since the end of last season, the underlying message has been clear: It’s about now, this season, this Indiana team’s chance to win a championship. The future will just have to wait. And so it is again, with the trade sending Danny Granger […]

  • Andrew Bynum won two rings with the Lakers, but has been one of the league's great mysteries the past two years. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Bynum signing low-cost but not low-risk for Pacers

    Brunos Blog, NBA, Pacers February 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Rarely has the signing of a backup center for less than half a season caused quite a stir. But this, clearly, is no ordinary backup center. Believing they can do what so many others before them have not – extract something of value from Andrew Bynum – the Pacers signed […]

  • Miles Plumlee has started 40 games at center for the Suns. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers, Suns both got better from Scola trade

    Brunos Blog, NBA, Pacers January 22, 2014 at 9:24 am

    If the Phoenix Suns are trying to tank the season, they’re going about it all wrong. When Phoenix sent Luis Scola to the Pacers in July for Miles Plumlee, Gerald Green and a first-round pick, the general consensus was this: great move for Indiana, acquiring a player that could prove […]