Fans asked to hang with 18-win Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers president Larry Bird is urging fans to remain patient through the team's struggles.
Indiana enters the All-Star break with an 18-34 record, well out of the playoff race after missing the postseason for the past three seasons. Last month, some players were openly wondering if their "weak-minded" defense could be righted and attendance woes have been a problem now for years, along with assorted off-the-court issues.
Yet Bird says the rebuilding phase that began ...
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