"We’ve got to be the instigators and not the retaliators," team president Larry Bird said. "That’s going to be hard to do with the young guys, but this is going to be a great experience for us and I think we’ll grow a lot from it."Larry Bird discussing what he hopes is a physical series between the Pacers and Bulls.
In the Eastern Conference, really all you need is a pair of shorts and a pulse to make the 7th or the 8th spot.Jalen Rose talking Pacers and playoffs with Michael Grady and Big Joe last week. I've been meaning to post this but they've been using this quote for a promo on 1070 The Fan and it kills me every time.
"By the time I got out and made a few phone calls to my agent he told me, 'You got traded,' but someone was in the background was like, 'No, I just talked to Memphis, the deal's off.' It was only a few seconds where I thought I was traded."Josh McRoberts was getting his hair cut when the trade news hit yesterday and his phone blew up in his coat pocket, from Bruno's latest Caught in the Web.
Expect the Pacers to call Utah about Jefferson or Millsap. They're in need of a starting power forward.http://twitter.com/#!/MikeWellsNBA
"This is a team, I guess, who has started to find its identity. They do a great job of pushing the pace and getting the shots they want. And they have the players who make them. I think the best thing for them has been the big guy (Hibbert) and how he’s helping down low."Someone needs to make a poster out of this Dwyane Wade quote and put it over Roy Hibbert's locker to give the big fella a little daily affirmation before hitting the court.
"Dahntay Jones played out of his mind. Nobody has seen him play like that in a long time."Kevin Love digesting the Pacers win over his Timberwolves, no doubt shaking his head like the rest of us over Dahntay Jones lighting up the Fieldhouse last night.
"It’s going to be fun now," Hansbrough said. "Now I know how to prepare for each game. There’s no more guessing. I can be mentally and physically ready instead of not knowing and being out in the dark."Tyler Hannsbrough to Mike Wells on the change in approach with Frank Vogel. Gives a little insight into why in a recent radio interview, Hans respectfully referred to his college coach as Coach Williams, but then referred to his current coach at the time as, O'Brien.
"The Indiana Pacers have fired coach Jim O'Brien, a league source tells Y! Sports."Adrian Wojnarowski reporting JOB out as Indiana Pacers coach