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Old 09-25-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default O'Brien's option picked up

The Indiana Pacers today announced that they have exercised the team option to extend Coach Jim O’Brien’s contract for one additional year. Pursuant to team policy, terms of contracts were not disclosed.

“We are very happy to get the option done on Jim’s contract,” said Larry Bird, President of Pacers Basketball Operations. “When I interviewed Jim for this job, he was committed to everything we want to do. We both feel we’re moving in the right direction.”

“I appreciate (owner) Herb (Simon) and Larry’s confidence as we move toward getting this franchise back to where it belongs,” said O’Brien. “I love Indianapolis and all of the fans in Indiana, and I remain committed to bringing a championship to the Indiana Pacers.”

So instead of being a lame duck this year, he's around through 2010-11. It does make some sense, even if it does seem sort of early to pick up the option. I was thinking sometime in the first 3rd of the year they'd make a choice. Now he can be replaced (maybe, ok, probably) at the same time there's a big roster upheaval. Whether you like JOB or hate him, you have to think of it that way. What's the point in replacing him after this year, then when we've got all the cap space have to worry about getting players that fit under whomever our coach would be at that point.
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