August 26, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 11 comments

Pacers fire coach Nate McMillan after four seasons

posted by BornIcon at 11:42 AM on August 26, 2020

I have watched Marcus Morris many times when he was with Boston. He was not one to scrupulously stay within the rules then, and I doubt he has changed. I will say that Doc Rivers would not have encouraged him to injure Doncic, and I believe that Rivers would have pulled him from the game had he thought it intentional.

I don't quite understand what Pacers wanted from Nate McMillan. With the injuries he had to deal with and a lack of talent otherwise, he did well. If a change in style is what they want, why don't they just say so? As is pointed out in the linked article, their on-court personnel won't readily adapt to the Houston model. A complete makeover would be necessary.

posted by Howard_T at 02:09 PM on August 26, 2020

Listen, you don't just go around firing ex-Woofies for no good reason. This will bite them on the ass like a pack of wolves from North Carolina. Besides, who are Jacoby and Phil supposed to hang out with now?

posted by NoMich at 02:12 PM on August 26, 2020

T.J. Warren

posted by beaverboard at 03:13 PM on August 26, 2020

Huh. I did not know that TJ played for the Pacers

posted by NoMich at 04:50 PM on August 26, 2020

If he's not available, I believe Lara Trump is also an alum.

So proud to be NC born and raised that she even named a child after her home state.

However, the child's name is not Tar Heel Trump.

posted by beaverboard at 05:28 PM on August 26, 2020

Cackalacky Trump doesn't really have much of a ring to it either.

posted by LionIndex at 07:05 PM on August 26, 2020

Disagree, LionIndex.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:50 PM on August 26, 2020

Demon Deacon Trump

posted by NoMich at 09:07 PM on August 26, 2020

In the current moment, wouldn't that be akin to naming the child after Jerry Falwell Jr.?

The follies of Falwell have become so prevalent in the news that I was scared Montrezl Harrell would call Luka Doncic a bitch ass pool boy by mistake.

posted by beaverboard at 10:57 PM on August 26, 2020

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