Indiana Pacers Rumors
DeAntae Prince: Speaking of Nate McMillan, were you happy to see him get another shot at head coaching with the Pacers? Gary Payton: “I talked to him and all I told him was that this is a different era. You have to change. We can’t keep doing the same things we did when we were coming up and how we were coached. He uses Jimmy Valvano and George Karl as his mentors of coaching, and we can’t come like them right now, or like it was in the ‘90s. It’s a different era. A lot of these owners are putting a lot of money into these players, and they think that it’s more to their advantage to put a lot of trust into the players instead of the coaches. That said, he’s got an opportunity, I’m glad that he got an opportunity because he’s a great coach. I think that he’s got a good team in Indiana, a good boss in Indiana, who understands what kind of coaching needs to be done because he’s from our era. He’s got Paul George as a star right now. I think he’s going to adjust really well.”
The playoffs ended for Indiana Pacers in the first round and and Paul George is already enjoying his summer vacations in the Mediterranean and to be exact, in Greece! As you can see in the photos that he uploaded on instagram, the All Star of the Pacers is getting a break from the courts in the Island of Mykonos, where he is recharging his batteries.
Fred Katz: NBA announced All-Defense teams. 1st Team: DeAndre Jordan, Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, Chris Paul, Avery Bradley. 2nd Team: Hassan Whiteside, Paul Millsap, Paul George, Tony Allen, Jimmy Butler.
Adam Zagoria: 7-footer Thon Maker works out for Utah today and then Atlanta on Friday, source tells @SNYtv. Also has Detroit & Indiana w/in the next week.
In the third hour, Softy brought on former Sonic and new Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan. Mac 10 told the fans to keep the faith because the NBA is noticing. “I would say to all the fans continue to do what you’re doing, the NBA, they recognize that. They recognize that it is a great city and I think the next team that comes available will end up in Seattle.” “That city deserves it. It’s a great sports town.”