Yeah there definitely will be a different dynamic with him on the court. Not saying we would have won for sure without him, but the way we were playing prior was much different. You have to account for him not only in the stat sheet but also on the court chemistry. Just don't want to see him moping around.
That being said, I think he should come off the bench, not because we've been playing better without him but because he gels much better with that second unit. He can take over the ball handling duties and be a playmaker.
Anyone else wondering why the Clifford hiring has been in the media for 2-3 days but the Bobcats/Hornets have not made any offical press release as of yet? Do you think we are having negotiation disputes or do you think another team may have thrown a big offer at him when they heard we were pulling the trigger? Clifford was scheduled for a second interview on Tuesday that never happened I believe.
Today, Charlotte is going to announce him as the new coach. It will be televised at 2:30 on SportSouth.
I think we can all agree, regardless of the bad calls, that the most deserving team won. Pacers outplayed the Heat for longer stretches of the game. There were times the Heat stepped up defensively and went on mini-runs but Pacers just wanted it more. Not trying to excuse the calls, but the better team won.