Indiana Pacers Rumors
Some are more skeptical that the interest is a two-way street. Multiple league sources who spoke with PhillyVoice have questioned whether D’Antoni is genuinely interested in the job or whether it’s a leverage play to get a better deal elsewhere. There are other teams, most notably the Pacers and Pelicans, with rosters that better suit his style of basketball.
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Mike D’Antoni’s next coaching job will likely wind up being with the Indiana Pacers or Philadelphia 76ers, league sources tell BasketballNews.com.
Redick: “Malcolm Brogdon launched a fund while in the bubble. Chris Paul, D-Wade and Melo launched a Social Change Fund in the bubble. The league announced it would be providing $300 million into a fund for the next 30 years to invest in Black communities. There are a lot of things happening. I made a big deal about this on my podcast when I talked to Mark Cuban about Jared Kushner coming out and saying something about LeBron and how he wished these players would focus more on actually solving the solution than complaining. I’m paraphrasing. But the reality is we’re doing things to help solve these problems. Our elected officials are not doing enough. The impetus and onus is on active athletes to help create change. It’s nonsensical. I said this on the podcast: I’m so proud of our league, my peers and what we’re doing and what we stand for.
Who brought the best bottle? Redick: “In my little circle of T.J. McConnell, Doug McDermott, Tobias Harris and Josh Hart, it was usually me. But Josh has got some great Bordeaux in his collection. But he also had some shipped in. The last night I was there, I didn’t have enough room in my luggage to transport all of the wine back home to New York. So I brought six or seven bottles to the Grand Floridian hotel. I had a little wine meal with Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, Russell Westbrook, Doug, TJ and myself. Then (former Pelicans coach) Alvin Gentry and (Orlando Magic general manager) John Hammond happened to be sitting at the table next to us. So I shared a couple of sips with them.”
Former Thunder coach Billy Donovan interviewed for the Pacers last week, sources said. The Pacers are expected to interview a pool of around 12 candidates, trim the candidates approximately in half, and conduct in-person interviews.