Peter Vecsey did a little Pacer speculating right here as he went through a few NBA issues.
"What do you mean, 'What'll I do when I retire?' " Walsh scoffs at those who doubt he'll retire. "I'll do what I've always wanted to do my whole life."
And here we thought Walsh had spent his whole life absorbed doing what he wanted to do - play, coach, manage and scrutinize basketball.
"Donnie will never retire," mocks Mel Daniels. "The first time he's out mowing the lawn the fresh air will kill him."
Vecsey added some speculation on the moves the Pacers will make this offseason.
The two decision makers, I'm convinced, will fire Rick Carlisle and trade Jermaine O'Neal. Is Carlisle a victim of the Malice at the Palace, management assembling a dreadful mix of players and awful trades?
That's certainly a large part of it, no doubt. But he has to go anyway. I can't name one Pacer who embraces Carlisle's control of every offensive play. What ever happened to John Wooden's style of coaching: prepare in practice and let your instincts take over in games? Last summer's three-year extension should help ease Carlisle's pain.