Kevin Pritchard Rumors
The Nets conducted interviews from Monday to Wednesday — and in addition to Colangelo, Karnisovas and Marks, that list is believed to have also included Houston Rockets vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, former Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry, Indiana Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard, former Cleveland Cavaliers GM Chris Grant and Brooklyn assistant GM Frank Zanin.
Candace Buckner: Another highlight: I asked early in interview whose voice does Bird listen to most during process & he mentioned GM Kevin Pritchard. Later, Bird said he takes the advice of the team’s medical staff above all and explained why. “You find out things and we do MRIs and we do different things and somebody says, ‘How in the heck could they ever pass him?’. Because our medical staff says you shouldn’t take him. A lot of that happens and we’ve done that over the years.”
Several deciding factors would determine the Pacers’ interest in Stephenson, said Simon, and a huge consideration would be chemistry. “First of all, we don’t know if they’re really trading him, at least I don’t know,” Simon said about the Hornets. “I know they made some calls and we would have to (figure out) how he fits back into the team. Those are all basketball decisions and Larry and Kevin (Pritchard) are the best to answer that. “We have the best basketball minds in Larry Bird and Kevin Pritchard and they’re working on it every minute of every day. So, something will happen.”