Jim O’Brien

Brian Shaw to interview to be Pacers assistant coach

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Just a few years back, Brian Shaw got the chance to interview to be the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. Didn’t work out, they went with Jim O’Brien instead. Now, Shaw is back in Indiana interviewing, but this time to be the lead assistant for Frank Vogel. That’s what Mike Wells of the Indianapolis [more]

People happy that Jim O’Brien is out include Tyler Hansbrough

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Among the laundry list complaints about Jim O’Brien in Indiana was his constant tinkering with the lineup. Players like routine. O’Brien kept changing the rotations nightly. Frustration ensued. O’Brien’s gone, Frank Vogel is in and the rotations are settled. That means Tyler Hansbrough is headed to the bench — and he’s fine with that. He [more]

Pacers coach Jim O’Brien fired

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UPDATE 1:22 p.m. EST: The Indianapolis Star reports that assistant coach Frank Vogel will be named interim coach. Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star as well as Yahoo! Sports are reporting that Pacers coach Jim O’Brien has been fired. The report comes just days after his job was said to be safe for the remainder [more]

Pacers have no plans to fire O’Brien

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It’s been a rough stretch for the Indiana pacers. After a promising start to the season, the Pacers have dropped five games in a row, and have lost eight of their last 10 contests. They are currently 1/2 a game out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern conference, and are heading in the [more]

Is Pacers rookie Paul George about to take Brandon Rush’s job?

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When one gets hit over the head enough times, one learns a lesson. That lesson for the Pacers is that Brandon Rush is inconsistent, and gets lost on defense at times. For evidence of the later, watch the fantastic Sebastian Pruiti at NBA Playbook break down how Rush cheats off Carmelo Anthony last night again [more]