Marc Stein unveiled his first NBA power ranking of the year on ESPN.com. I was prepared to scroll down to find the Pacers, but the seeing the P logo at number 29 was like a swift kick to the family jewels. Here' what he had to say.
Why do we keep dredging up the melee in Detroit? Because that turning point in Pacers history happened in the fall of 2004, but things in Pacerland are getting progressively worse nearly three years later. Not better.I have to disagree with regard to the broader picture for the Pacers. They may very well finish worse than they did a year ago, but that doesn't mean things within the organization are worse. There is a transition in philosophy going on and to me, rebuilding the team's foundation is indeed, moving in the right direction.