Now that the JOB era is over, we can now look forward to who could be the man leading the Pacers next season and beyond. I'd rather not go out and get a retread head coach, and look at some fresh blood to step up. Here is my wish list as head coach canidates.
1.) Ty Corbin, Utah Assistant.
He is one of Jerry Sloans top assistants, and has shown he can work with and develop young players. His main focus while with Utah has been their front-court. He refined Carlos Boozer's game and developed Mehmet Okur.
He could be key to getting the most out of Roy and Tyler. Watching Deron Williams run the offense could be key in how he handles DC.
2.) Brian Shaw, LAL Assistant
He has learned from the great Phil Jackson. Many around the league say he has the make-up to be a top line head coach. His knowledge of the Triangle Offense could be the change we need as a fresh start for this team.
Most signs point towards him replace PJ in LA, but I feel he could be a great choice here in Indy.
3.) Mike Budenholzer, San Antonio Assistant
Young coach who could mesh well with the youth movement here. He has know the winning ways working with Popovich all these years. He could take some of what he learned watching and working with Parker, Manu, and Timmy D and teach it to DC, PG/DG, and Roy.
I didn't add Mark Jackson to the list because he is an unknown. He hasn't served as an Assitant, and he would just be a name to sell tickets. I want to see results, and these three has shown they have the tools to get this team to develop and most importanly win.
If they go the rout of a retread, then I put my vote behind Sam Mitchell. He coached well with mediocre talent and has worked to develop a big in Chris Bosh. I think given the keys to this team, we can see ourselves in the playoffs and even make some noise.