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Jim O’Brien Will Return as Indiana Pacers Head Coach

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

In a press conference yesterday, Pacers President Larry Bird announced that head coach Jim O’Brien will return for next season. O’Brien is entering the final year of his contract with the Pacers, following three losing seasons with the team. Bird briefly mentioned the possibility of an extension.

Bird said, “I haven’t really thought about that, but obviously, if Jimmy wants to talk about it, we’ll do that. He’s under contract, and we expect him to fulfill his contract.”

I agree with the decision to allow O’Brien to return for next season, but I think talks of an extension are premature at the moment. O’Brien has had a losing record in each of the past three season...

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