Indiana Pacers: The argument for running it back next season

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Change is constant in the NBA, more so in recent years. Gone are the days when players essentially ride with one team for their entire careers. However, continuity, while defined in a lesser magnitude today, is still a recurring theme for some franchises. One organization that comes to mind in this sense is the Indiana Pacers.

While the franchise is yet to banner a title to its name, the Pacers are huge believers in riding continuity to gain a competitive advantage on and off the court. Aside from legend Reggie Miller who bled blue and gold and remained with the franchise until he hanged it up, Indiana holds loyalty to a high premium.

The Indiana Pacers are preachers of continuity, despite recent unrest

In recent years, we have seen the Pacers waver in their principle after a revolving door of coaching changes, with the team just recently hiring their third coach in as many seasons. Despite that, the roster has not changed significantly, with only Victor Oladipo as the prominent departure from the team in recent years.

After a distasteful season inflated by turmoil and discord, calls to break up the gang intensified. While hiring Rick Carlisle stabilized the situation, the current core may not be here for longer barring a monumental campaign  that urges the front office to test out something new. With this in consideration, here are three arguments for running the same group back next season.