Wojnarowski: Indiana Pacers 'A Good Model For A Lot Of Teams'

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports spoke with Portland sports columnist and sports talk radio host John Canzano on Monday afternoon in an interview about the Portland Trail Blazers' search for a new general manager which continues and includes Indiana Pacers general manager David Morway. Here's a link to the audio on 750 AM The Game in Portland.

Thanks to Ben Golliver at Blazers Edge we have Woj's comments on Morway as an option for Portland along with his thoughts on the front office situation with the Pacers. Here's a partial transcript of the interview.

"It was reported out there about David Morway from Indiana. He's very good. I think Indiana - that's a good model for a lot of teams. The way they built that Pacers team, through the draft, some smart trades. That Pacers group, when you look where those guys were picked - I can't give Indiana enough credit. When you're picking in that 10-11 to 17-18 range, you don't get many impact players, and they have. They've put together a good group, a playoff team, drafting not in great spots. From Roy Hibbert to Danny Granger to Tyler Hansbrough, the George Hill trade was tremendous. I think David Morway would be a good GM for Portland. For me, it's how much more rejection are they willing to take publicly?

"There is some uncertainty in Indiana. Larry Bird is probably going to leave at the end of this season. There's a very good chance Donnie Walsh returns to Indiana. Reggie Miller is a possibility in Indiana to run it. The owner in Indiana [Herb Simon], I don't think it's any fault of David Morway, he's always liked the big names. I do think it makes it possible for Morway, who is a number two there, Portland would be attractive to him because it would be security."

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