We all know the Pacers re-signed Jim O’Brien. Though some might not agree with Larry Bird’s decision, since O’Brien hasn’t led the team to one playoff-berth yet, he decided to since the Pacers strong run during the last two months or so of the season. Finishing the season 32-50, it was expected Indy would win 24 games or something like that.
O’Brien proved them wrong and had a wonderful run at the end of the season. But this resigning doesn’t mean O’Brien should be laid back and relaxed. This should be the time for him to come up with plans for the 2010-11 season. The fanbase is fading and Pacers fan look more frustrated than ever with their team.
Jim O’Brien should know that this may very well be his last chance with the team. If he fails to reach the postseason, it’s over. He should know this. No finishing ninth or tenth seed. No excuses. Nothing. It’s time to make a change. Fix up the lineup, come up with more gameplans, and make this team better than what they have been for last four seasons in which there hasn’t been a single playoff-berth.
O’Brien should know this. And I bet he does. Get to the postseason, Jim.
I know you can do it.