After going 0-4 on a Western Conference road trip (and losing seven of the past eight games) the Pacers finally terminated their coach, Jim O'Brien. And all I can say is, it's about freakin' time.
Assistant coach Frank Vogel was named head coach for the rest of the season. He could only be an improvement on O'Brien, who was always looking for the quick fixes, not permitting any continuity, and minimizing the efforts of young guys who worked hard.
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2122976 This took me about 10 minutes to sift through the first few paragraphs of the story to make sure I got everything right. ESPN is calling this the largest single player transaction in NBA history: