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On Portland/Dallas and Rick Carlisle’s Press Conference

Pacers Podcast

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Good morning and happy Thursday Pacers fans. We are officially 4 weeks from the 2021 NBA draft (July 29th), entering the last few games of the Eastern Conference Finals, and eagerly awaiting Chris Paul’s first shot at an NBA title.

Rick Carlisle’s introductory press conference was held early afternoon yesterday and Tom, Caitlin, and myself had many takeaways from it.

However, before we talk aout the presser, we found it necessary to use our platform to discuss Chauncey Billups and Jason Kidd’s hirings, tokenism in regards to Becky Hammon, and a difficult encompassing conversation around how the NBA and teams skirt past domestic abuse and violence. Caitlin and I did our best to have an honest conversation about it, because we felt wrong not doing so.

Enjoy the pod, and expect quite a bit on our end in the coming days and weeks as things heat up with the draft and the Pacers retooling of the coaching staff.

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