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September 10, 1996 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Penn's Ira Bowman, last season's Ivy League Player of the Year, is on the verge of signing a free-agent contract with the Indiana Pacers. The 6-5 Bowman has been playing professionally in Australia, but attended the Pacers' summer camp during a break in the schedule. He spent two seasons at Penn after transferring from Providence. Last season, he led the Quakers in scoring (16.4 points), field goal percentage (45.4), assists (5.3) and steals (2.1). "He can make plays and pass," said Donnie Walsh, the Pacers' president.
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September 16, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Indiana Pacers coach Larry Bird confirmed he is calling it quits after the upcoming season. "This will be my last year," Bird said while hyping his new book, "Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching The Game I Love. " "I signed a three-year deal. I've always thought three years for a coach was long enough. " The Pacers hope Bird remains with the franchise in a front-office capacity, perhaps succeeding Donnie Walsh as president. Bird said he was uncertain about his future, adding, "I'll wait until next summer.
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April 24, 1997 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Pat Croce phoned Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh yesterday and obtained permission to speak to coach Larry Brown. Croce, the 76ers' president, is in search of replacements for coach Johnny Davis and general manager Brad Greenberg, both of whom were fired Sunday. Brown, a coach in the ABA, NBA and NCAA since 1972-73, has built a record of 190-138 in four seasons with the Pacers, and taken them to the Eastern finals in 1994-95 and '95-96. Brown, 56, has two years remaining on his contract, but also has been contacted by the Boston Celtics.
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July 16, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski will interview for the same position with the Toronto Raptors early next month, an NBA source told the Daily News. The Raptors got in touch with Stefanski before the team's sale to a group led by Joshua Harris was even reported in June. Stefanski is among the "front-runners" for the job, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday, also identifying former New Orleans GM Jeff Bower and San Antonio assistant GM Dennis Lindsey. Bryan Colangelo recently received a contract extension as Toronto's president of basketball operations and has operated without a GM. He is searching for another person to handle some of the workload.
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September 1, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
A day after acquiring Shawn Kemp, the Portland Trail Blazers beefed up their front line some more yesterday, getting Dale Davis from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for unhappy Jermaine O'Neal. Indiana also gets Joe Kleine, the Blazers' 38-year-old backup center. Kleine was signed to a three-year contract, with the first year guaranteed. On Wednesday, Portland acquired Kemp from Cleveland in a three-team deal that sent Brian Grant to Miami. Davis, who helped lead the Pacers to the NBA Finals against the Lakers, averaged 10 points and 9.9 rebounds, leading Indiana in rebounding for the seventh straight year and making his first All-Star team.
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November 29, 1997 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
In an attempt at self-deprecating humor, Larry Brown suggested Indiana Pacers fans should be happy to see him come in with the 76ers tomorrow afternoon. "When I left, they were able to get Larry Bird [as their new coach]," the first-year Sixers coach said. Brown insisted he is not looking forward to his first visit to Indianapolis, where he coached the Pacers the four previous seasons, twice taking them to the NBA's Eastern finals. "It was an emotional situation when I left," Brown said.
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June 12, 2000 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Indiana Pacers went into last night's Game 3 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals knowing this series could be their last as a team. Six players - Jalen Rose, Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Austin Croshere, Mark Jackson and Sam Perkins - are in the last year of their contracts, and the Pacers have indicated they are ready to make wholesale changes to their roster. However, Rose, who has been labeled by general manager Donnie Walsh as the club's No. 1 re-signing priority, isn't fretting.
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February 9, 1994 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
In the Indiana Pacers' scheme of things, try picturing Lionel Simmons as a latter-day Detlef Schrempf, a versatile, big-minutes sixth man. That could be why Pacers general manager Donnie Walsh has had preliminary discussions with the Sacramento Kings about the possibility of acquiring Simmons, the 6-7 former La Salle University All-America. "We've talked, I think both sides are serious," Walsh confirmed yesterday. Or maybe one side is more serious than the other. "I'd be very surprised if there's a trade between the Pacers and the Kings," said Jerry Reynolds, who has resigned his position as the Kings' GM but is continuing to work while ownership searches for a successor.
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June 10, 1993 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Former 76ers coach Doug Moe could be back in the NBA next season. Larry Brown, the new coach of the Indiana Pacers, has spoken with Moe about the possibility of becoming an assistant coach. Brown, Moe and Pacers general manager Donnie Walsh were college teammates at North Carolina and have remained close friends. "But (Moe) said he would only do home games," Brown said before leaving for the league's predraft camp in Chicago this week. Moe, preparing to vacation in Las Vegas and Maui, managed a record of 19-37 last season before being fired by the Sixers.
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April 3, 1986 | By PHIL JASNER, Daily News Sports Writer
Billy Cunningham, by now, could easily have been back in the NBA. The Daily News has learned that Cunningham, the former coach of the 76ers, was approached about an opportunity to join the Indiana Pacers in an unspecified executive capacity, and that he had at least one discussion with owner Herb Simon about the future of the struggling franchise. Cunningham said that he "felt complimented," but that he had no interest. "I have no role with the Indiana Pacers," Cunningham said.
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June 27, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
EVEN DOC RIVERS got weary of the 2-week saga of his move to the Los Angeles Clippers. He thought the unusual deal was dead several times, and he insists he really didn't mind the prospect of returning to the Boston Celtics. "I felt like I was the only guy in all this that was in a win-win," Rivers said. The Clippers think they've got plenty of winning in store after landing one of the NBA's most respected veteran coaches. The Clippers formally introduced Rivers at their training complex yesterday after dealing a first-round pick to the Celtics.
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June 26, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Hollinger knew the question was coming. Earlier this month, the 42-year-old Hollinger, an accomplished journalist but newly minted vice president of basketball operations for Memphis, was berated by then-Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, 59, for interfering with a playoff practice. In the previous three seasons, Hollins, who coached the Grizzlies to all 18 of their playoff victories in their 18-year history, had transformed Memphis from a 24-win team into a 56-victory, Western Conference finalist.
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June 28, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
LARRY BIRD is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers. Bird will leave his job as the Pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of August. He spent 4 years building the team into an Eastern Conference contender and was this season's NBA executive of the year, but is instead moving on after saying just a month ago that he was willing to stay. Bird said health issues were among the reasons for his departure. He said he may need shoulder surgery and cited longstanding issues with his back.
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July 16, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski will interview for the same position with the Toronto Raptors early next month, an NBA source told the Daily News. The Raptors got in touch with Stefanski before the team's sale to a group led by Joshua Harris was even reported in June. Stefanski is among the "front-runners" for the job, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday, also identifying former New Orleans GM Jeff Bower and San Antonio assistant GM Dennis Lindsey. Bryan Colangelo recently received a contract extension as Toronto's president of basketball operations and has operated without a GM. He is searching for another person to handle some of the workload.
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March 26, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand, who has missed the entire season recovering from a surgically repaired left Achilles' tendon, said yesterday he expects to rejoin the team in time to play the final six games. Those games will come against teams jockeying for spots in the tightly packed Western Conference playoff race so the Clippers may have a chance to play spoiler. "Hey, we got spoiled last season, so if we could do that, we'd love to," the two-time All-Star said yesterday.
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March 25, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Donnie Walsh's career with the Indiana Pacers will end after this season, giving operation of the troubled franchise a single voice under Hall of Famer Larry Bird. "Now it's one voice; it's mine," Bird said. "Pressure is pressure. I've dealt with it in the past, and I'm looking forward to it. " Walsh, the team's CEO and president since 1988, said yesterday he would step aside after this season, his 24th year with the Pacers. He would not comment on his future, including media reports that he already has been talking with the New York Knicks about taking over for Isiah Thomas as their president.
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March 18, 2007 | By David Aldridge, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Coaching Life is not for the squeamish. Yet people are attracted to it like a moth to a flame. And this summer, a handful of NBA teams (Memphis and Charlotte to be sure; maybe Seattle and Boston and Toronto) will be looking. There will be any number of former coaches - Larry Brown, Rick Adelman, Stan Van Gundy and Paul Silas, to name a few - at the top of everyone's wish lists. But there are other guys who should be in the pipeline. Here are a few names that, in our view and the view of others, should also get serious consideration: Mark Jackson, broadcaster, ABC, YES Network.
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December 18, 2005 | By David Aldridge, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wasn't it just a month ago that Larry Bird and Pacers forward Ron Artest were smiling on the cover of Sports Illustrated? Wasn't Artest saying, "I want to spend the rest of my life here," and that "people let you be yourself" in Indianapolis? Wasn't Bird, the team's president, saying, "Because of his intensity and desire to win, Ronnie's a guy I would pay money to watch play"? Time flies. Now, Artest has demanded a trade, saying he doesn't care for head coach Rick Carlisle's style and wants to play elsewhere - with the Knicks, if possible.
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April 26, 2001 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was playing abysmally, and he knew it. Saddled by personal expectations, his first hefty professional contract, and a starting spot with the Indiana Pacers, Austin Croshere pushed and forced his game early this season, often to no avail. After 22 games, Croshere lost his starting position, and following an 0-for-7 shooting performance at Denver on March 14, he got a lecture from team president Donnie Walsh. The Pacers, Walsh told him, did not sign the third-year forward out of Providence to a seven-year, $51 million contract last summer for him to play tentatively.
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April 20, 2001 | By Bob Ford INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you haven't paid attention to the 76ers or the NBA since last year's playoffs, when the Sixers were bounced out for the second straight year by Indiana, you might notice a few small differences in the current Pacers team. "To be honest with you," said Jalen Rose, Indiana's leading scorer, "almost everything is different. " Sixty percent of the Pacers' starting lineup - that's 3 of 5 for non-math majors - is gone from last season. Center Rik Smits retired, power forward Dale Davis was traded, and point guard Mark Jackson left as a free agent.
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