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On the courts in Vegas for summer league, the reunion has started to feel real. After so much tumult, the franchise is turning to an exacting coach who returns with a ring on his finger and the credentials to demand more out of a roster that has bucked against authority over the last two years. And Carlisle is finding comfort in turning to a home away from home, the place where his daughter was born and he earned the undying support of hallowed former executives Walsh and Larry Bird. “He’s got deep relationships, marrow-deep to people in this organization,” Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard said. “Those relationships mean a lot to us.”
Carlisle has talked with most of his players already. He didn’t speak with Sabonis, who is with the Lithuanian national team. “I had relevant, constructive conversations about the situation,” he said. “I like the tone. I like the way these guys are talking. It sounds like a group that’s ready to make some sacrifices.”