Mark Montieth was able to get some rare, on the record comments from Pacers co-owner Herb Simon. It is quite apparent Larry Joe Legend and Donnie Walsh are on solid ground with their bosses, but like the rest of us fans, they have high expectations for the executive team going forward.
A: We all deserve criticism. This is where we are. They're big boys and they can live with it. They know what they can do to improve it. We've got some real good experience between Donnie and Larry. Donnie built the teams that stayed in the playoffs for nine straight years and Larry's got a world of knowledge. Together, we have a powerful front office.
A: Yes. Quite frankly, it's embarrassing to me and my family, some of these things that have happened. We know how dedicated we are to Indiana. You just don't ever want the fans to not feel proud of our team. I'm doubly dedicated and I made it clear to Donnie and Larry that they have to be doubly dedicated.
So now we've heard from the front office and the owner's suite. The organization appears to be on the same page promising big changes with high expectations. That's all nice to hear, but as I do with players talking about change in their games, I'll wait to judge the actions from now until training camp.
Oh, and the action may be heating up soon. The Raptors lost to the Nets on Sunday putting them one loss away from elimination. If Sam Mitchell is the first choice to coach the Pacers, we'll find out shortly after the Raptors are bounced.