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08:06 AM ET 08.18 | One more year is the mantra as it relates to the Larry Bird era in Indy. [Herb Simon] has heeded [Bird's] private and public proclamations that Bird is working his final year as the team's president, that his staying through the lockout had been a favor to his boss. As Simon investigates possible succession plans, there's one candidate emerging over everyone else: Pacers legend Reggie Miller. Simon has been canvassing people he respects ... for opinions about how they believe Miller would do with the transition from television to management. Several people with longstanding ties to Miller and the Pacers are pushing Miller to pursue the job, and as one tells Yahoo! Sports: "He's going to look hard at this, if it's presented in the right way."

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August 18, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Wow, now that is a SHOCK!!!

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August 18, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Reggie with the 3.... then another 3.... and some mere 5 seconds later... another 3.. then Reggie looks a Spike Lee... Priceless and it still hurts me to this day :(

August 18, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Meh.....the Pacers will still suck.

August 18, 2011  09:57 AM ET

Are you going to give them the Bird, Bro.

August 18, 2011  10:05 AM ET

This is a funny article...

I guess you can give Reggie a try but just because he could play the game well, does not make him a good GM...

IE...Michael Jeffrey Jordan.

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August 18, 2011  10:13 AM ET

Why not? Generate fan interest. Anything to get **** in the seats.

August 18, 2011  10:41 AM ET

Hopefully Miller will do a better Job than Bird. look what happened in his tenure--the whole Ron Artest saga, the riot in Detroit, going through three coaches to mask his mistakes in personell. The Pacers need talent and Bird did poorlt in that regard. Hopefully when it becomes " Miller Time," the Pacers will get the help that they need.

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August 18, 2011  10:52 AM ET
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Why not? Generate fan interest. Anything to get **** in the seats.

How do you expect someone that was never dealt to take a position that involves making deals. Miller aint fit for the job.. period!

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August 18, 2011  12:48 PM ET
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How do you expect someone that was never dealt to take a position that involves making deals. Miller aint fit for the job.. period!

Larry Legend wasn't dealt either. Your point is?

August 18, 2011  12:49 PM ET
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Larry Legend wasn't dealt either. Your point is?

It's the Pacers dude. They clearly go by a more family oriented, fan friendly environment. Honestly, I don't think Reggie is qualified to be an exec but it's the kind of move the Pacers make.

What you want them to bring back Isiah?

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August 18, 2011  12:59 PM ET
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How do you expect someone that was never dealt to take a position that involves making deals. Miller aint fit for the job.. period!

There's a hell of a lot more bad decisions than good ones being made by those that are suppose to know what they're doing. Reggie can't be be any worse than most of them.

August 18, 2011  01:00 PM ET
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What exactly has this guy done that qualifies him to run an organization?

Nothing; but what have the rest of them done?

 
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