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Johnny Davis, Come on Down!

Johnny Davis will make his case to be the Pacers next head coach this week. J.D. has head coaching experience, compiling a less than impressive 73-144 record while coaching some poor teams in Philly and Orlando. Can flaming out with bad teams make you a better coach?

"You can crash and burn, or you can crash and learn," he said. "I chose to learn from those situations. I feel I'm ready for the next step again."
Davis could be the classic safety net choice if the coaching search goes awry. He has the advantage of knowing the roster quite well and may be able to present a plan for using what talent is there to put a more entertaining product on the court. And, yes, I think wins are the ultimate entertainment.