Pacers need growth spurt

The Pacers will finally mature into a true East title contender if Al Harrington and Jonathan Bender grow up.

Updated: October 20, 2003, 1:56 PM ET
By Chad Ford |
Editor's note: Here's a glimpse of the good -- and the bad -- that could happen to the 2003-04 Indiana Pacers.

Rick Carlisle
Rick Carlisle, right, won't treat Jamaal Tinsley and Indy's young talent like kids.
Best Case Scenario
Three things need to happen for the Pacers to compete for the top seed in the Eastern Conference this season.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider