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PostPosted: 09/27/16 10:49 am    ::: Indiana Fever 2017 Reply Reply with quote

* New Coach will probably come from within the pool of current and
former WNBA coaches

* Maybe some trades in the works

* Core team - January, Coleman, Johnson, Larkins, Kizer, Wheeler,
Mitchell, Achonwa, Peters, Lucas


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PostPosted: 09/27/16 10:54 am    ::: Re: Indiana Fever 2017 Reply Reply with quote

Wiseone1 wrote:
* New Coach will probably come from within the pool of current and
former WNBA coaches

* Maybe some trades in the works

* Core team - January, Coleman, Johnson, Larkins, Kizer, Wheeler,
Mitchell, Achonwa, Peters, Lucas


That's a pretty big core. Are you seeing any trade targets?



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PostPosted: 09/27/16 11:10 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Anyone not named January, Coleman, Johnson, Kizer and Larkins


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PostPosted: 09/27/16 11:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Without Catchings the fever look like a lottery team.


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PostPosted: 09/27/16 12:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yes, Catchings will be missed. It's called rebuilding..... No worries, they will be fine.


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PostPosted: 09/27/16 12:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't think IND will fall off that much next year. Other players will just step up.

Of course we don't know who the coach will be. Any chance they could woo Dunn back? She could scoop up more retirement presents. Smile



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PostPosted: 09/27/16 12:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
I don't think IND will fall off that much next year. Other players will just step up.


I agree with Shades. We won't be able to replace Tamika's leadership and what she brings off the court, but I think other players will continue to step up. Besides, it seems the Fever's fate is to have bad years of hanging around the bottom of the middle of the pack, or the top of the lower end of the pack, just missing out on the good lottery spots. Laughing


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PostPosted: 09/27/16 1:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wiseone1 wrote:
Yes, Catchings will be missed. It's called rebuilding..... No worries, they will be fine.


No....rebuilding would be trading your franchise cornerstone players for young talent/Draft picks.If the fever plan is to keep the 6 best players on their roster,acquire one or two players to fill the void left by Catching and make a run at the playoffs,that's what I would call renovating,not rebuilding.

miller40 wrote:

I agree with Shades. We won't be able to replace Tamika's leadership and what she brings off the court, but I think other players will continue to step up. Besides, it seems the Fever's fate is to have bad years of hanging around the bottom of the middle of the pack, or the top of the lower end of the pack, just missing out on the good lottery spots. Laughing


If some of you think the fever players are just gonna step in and replace Catchings offense,defense and toughness,you are delusional.Just look at indiana's record over the years with and without Catchings.Tamika had the respect of the officials.They gave her superstar treatment.She got to the free throw line at a high rate.The referees let Catchings get away excessive physical contact.In last years playoffs Catchings single handedly won game 2 against the liberty.Replacing Catchings will not be easy.


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PostPosted: 09/27/16 5:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Catchings can not be replaced, period. She said that herself. I suggested a long time ago that they try to get Alshia Welch while Catch was there. She plays hard and had great leadership abilities while at South Carolina.


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PostPosted: 09/27/16 5:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wiseone1 wrote:
Anyone not named January, Coleman, Johnson, Kizer and Larkins


This is your core then. Your untouchables. Starters?



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PostPosted: 09/27/16 6:16 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Wiseone1 wrote:
Anyone not named January, Coleman, Johnson, Kizer and Larkins


This is your core then. Your untouchables. Starters?


I think Mitchell starts at SG with Johnson off the bench. I think they keep Wheeler as well. Peters was a bust in Indiana, but clearly did well the season before in Minnesota. Achonwa has a high trade value, so I wonder if she'll end up someone else in 2017.



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PostPosted: 09/27/16 8:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not that this is a plan but next season might be a good season to suck. Add Wilson, Turner or K. Mitchell to a team with decent talent and you're back in business in 2018.


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PostPosted: 11/17/16 5:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pokey Chatman is the new Fever coach

http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/basketball/wnba/fever/2016/11/17/indiana-fever-name-pokey-chatman-coach/94018994/

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Chatman, 47, will be the Fever’s first black head coach and sixth overall. The Fever will introduce her in a news conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday.



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PostPosted: 11/17/16 5:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wow! This will definitely be interesting! Congrats to her! Anyone think Coach Ross or Marynell will vie for the remaining open spots?


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PostPosted: 11/17/16 5:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Wow! This will definitely be interesting! Congrats to her! Anyone think Coach Ross or Marynell will vie for the remaining open spots?


Marynell Meadors is 73 years old. She's probably done.



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PostPosted: 11/17/16 6:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

didn't see this coming. Congrats Pokey!



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PostPosted: 11/17/16 6:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Wow! This will definitely be interesting! Congrats to her! Anyone think Coach Ross or Marynell will vie for the remaining open spots?


Marynell Meadors is 73 years old. She's probably done.


Besides San Antonio, what other WNBA team has a head coaching vacancy?



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PostPosted: 11/17/16 6:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Takes care of that.

So is Kelly Krauskopf still calling the shots GM wise, or will Chatman take over some of that?


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PostPosted: 11/17/16 7:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
pilight wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Wow! This will definitely be interesting! Congrats to her! Anyone think Coach Ross or Marynell will vie for the remaining open spots?


Marynell Meadors is 73 years old. She's probably done.


Besides San Antonio, what other WNBA team has a head coaching vacancy?


Chicago is still open



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PostPosted: 11/17/16 10:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not thrilled, but without Catchings it's going to be rebuild time in Indiana anyway. We'll see.


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PostPosted: 11/17/16 11:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

At least with Pokey, she can take a third round guard and make them serviceable.



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PostPosted: 11/18/16 1:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
pilight wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Wow! This will definitely be interesting! Congrats to her! Anyone think Coach Ross or Marynell will vie for the remaining open spots?


Marynell Meadors is 73 years old. She's probably done.


Besides San Antonio, what other WNBA team has a head coaching vacancy?


Chicago is still open

I'm amazed that Dallas appear to be sticking with Fred, but the longer it goes the more likely it seems that that's the case.



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PostPosted: 11/18/16 1:37 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hmm didnt expect this. The Fever have always been a teamoffense kind of team. So i wonder how Pokey is going to approach this with no obvious star like Catchings/EDD/Fowles.



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PostPosted: 11/18/16 3:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Wow! This will definitely be interesting! Congrats to her! Anyone think Coach Ross or Marynell will vie for the remaining open spots?


Marynell Meadors is 73 years old. She's probably done.


Oh wow! I didn't even realize!


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PostPosted: 11/18/16 3:30 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mike Thibault also got the ax and was hired in time to coach the next season. Have their been others?


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PostPosted: 11/18/16 7:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Better option than Steven Keys......


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PostPosted: 11/18/16 11:49 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pokey Chatman is being annonced as the new coach live now on FB.
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PostPosted: 11/18/16 2:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

5thmantheme wrote:
Takes care of that.

So is Kelly Krauskopf still calling the shots GM wise, or will Chatman take over some of that?


Love the hire by Indiana!!!!. I think Krauskopf will continue to be GM. Now if we can stay healthy and get bigger inside, I think we will be okay.


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PostPosted: 11/18/16 2:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

5thmantheme wrote:
Takes care of that.

So is Kelly Krauskopf still calling the shots GM wise, or will Chatman take over some of that?


Well, let's see. Krauskopf is one of the top GM's, and Chatman's just lucky to have a job. I think you can take it from there.



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PostPosted: 11/18/16 6:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Mike Thibault also got the ax and was hired in time to coach the next season. Have their been others?


Adubato kinda...he was fired mid season by the Libs...became mystics coach for the next season (2005) but as I said didn't finish the 04 season.



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PostPosted: 11/18/16 7:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Mike Thibault also got the ax and was hired in time to coach the next season. Have their been others?


Didn't the same or something similar happen with "Wild Bill"?


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PostPosted: 11/18/16 8:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WfanFrJmp wrote:
tfan wrote:
Mike Thibault also got the ax and was hir
ed in time to coach the next season. Have their been others?


Didn't the same or something similar happen with "Wild Bill"?


Yeah, a little different, but the Liberty fired and then re-hired him in the same off-season.


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PostPosted: 11/18/16 9:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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During the search process, Krauskopf said, she interviewed other candidates on the phone, but when Chatman became available, she emerged as the top choice.

“The things that I’ve noticed about her teams and her players is they always get better,” Krauskopf said. “Their player development is really one of the best in the league.”


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The news conference was attended by Tamika Catchings, who retired from the Fever after 15 WNBA seasons, and Fever point guard Briann January. January said she and the new coach already have a good relationship from connections to USA Basketball.



http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/basketball/wnba/fever/2016/11/18/new-coach-pokey-chatman-bring-fast-pace-indiana-fever/94019418/



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PostPosted: 11/19/16 4:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Mike Thibault also got the ax and was hired in time to coach the next season. Have their been others?


Anne Donovan. She got canned by Indiana after one season and coached the next year in Charlotte.

You might count Dan Hughes, who did well in Charlotte as an interim coach but was let go. He was hired by Cleveland in short order.

Fred Williams was fired by Atlanta after the 2013 season in plenty of time for Tulsa to hire him for 2014.

Jennifer Gillom got sacked after one lackluster season in Minnesota. The Sparks hired her right away and she had a similarly disappointing tenure for them.



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PostPosted: 11/19/16 4:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight;

A lot of class with your new picture Cool


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PostPosted: 11/19/16 10:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

good luck. If you like a coach who coaches no offense and makes no adjustments for opponents, you picked the right one.



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PostPosted: 11/20/16 12:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
tfan wrote:
Mike Thibault also got the ax and was hired in time to coach the next season. Have their been others?


Anne Donovan. She got canned by Indiana after one season and coached the next year in Charlotte.

You might count Dan Hughes, who did well in Charlotte as an interim coach but was let go. He was hired by Cleveland in short order.

Fred Williams was fired by Atlanta after the 2013 season in plenty of time for Tulsa to hire him for 2014.

Jennifer Gillom got sacked after one lackluster season in Minnesota. The Sparks hired her right away and she had a similarly disappointing tenure for them.


One correction: Donovan wasn't really let go by the Fever. She was a technically an assistant for Fortner who served as interim coach while Fortner coached USA Basketball. She held the head coach position.


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PostPosted: 11/30/16 1:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Catchings' number to be retired; Fever announce 2017 schedule

http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2016/11/29/catchings-number-retired-fever-announce-2017-schedule/94608026/

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The formal ceremony will take place June 24, when the WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks meet the Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Catchings retired at the end of last season after a 15-year career in the league.

The Catchings announcement was made in conjunction with release of the WNBA’s 2017 schedule. One sign of the post-Catchings era is that the Fever were excluded from any of the nine regular season games to be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.



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Shades wrote:
Catchings' number to be retired; Fever announce 2017 schedule

http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2016/11/29/catchings-number-retired-fever-announce-2017-schedule/94608026/

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The formal ceremony will take place June 24, when the WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks meet the Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Catchings retired at the end of last season after a 15-year career in the league.

The Catchings announcement was made in conjunction with release of the WNBA’s 2017 schedule. One sign of the post-Catchings era is that the Fever were excluded from any of the nine regular season games to be televised on ESPN or ESPN2.


Granted Catch is no longer there but why dismisss the remaining players. Only 9 wnba games on espn and espn2. sad, the league won't get more fans that way!


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PostPosted: 12/10/16 12:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Please pray for Marissa:

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807602198196736000


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Please pray for Marissa:

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807602198196736000


ACL?



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Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Please pray for Marissa:

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807602198196736000


ACL?


Not sure, someone commented that sadly she didn't get up for a while and cried on the court. Am I thinking correctly that some folks are able to walk off the court after ACL tears?


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WfanFrJmp wrote:
Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Please pray for Marissa:

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807602198196736000


ACL?


Not sure, someone commented that sadly she didn't get up for a while and cried on the court. Am I thinking correctly that some folks are able to walk off the court after ACL tears?


Penny Taylor played on hers for a while. Probably not too long though.
Achonwa didn't seem to be feeling pain with hers. Walked around on it.
She didn't even cry.



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Indiana tanking for 2018?



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Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Please pray for Marissa:

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807602198196736000


ACL?


Not sure, someone commented that sadly she didn't get up for a while and cried on the court. Am I thinking correctly that some folks are able to walk off the court after ACL tears?


Penny Taylor played on hers for a while. Probably not too long though.
Achonwa didn't seem to be feeling pain with hers. Walked around on it.
She didn't even cry.


Yes, thanks for mentioning them. I was definitely thinking about those two.

Tanking? Naaaa! That's not Indy's way but now other teams ummm....


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Kinda looks like she hyperextended it, eh?

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807934206483595264


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Kinda looks like she hyperextended it, eh?

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807934206483595264


Where does it talk about about hyperextension?



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Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Kinda looks like she hyperextended it, eh?

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807934206483595264


Where does it talk about about hyperextension?


looking at the video? Looks like she stepped on a foot. Could be anything. The way she acted though, well, sometimes you just know, and that wasn't good.



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myrtle wrote:
Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Kinda looks like she hyperextended it, eh?

https://twitter.com/CoachRookie/status/807934206483595264


Where does it talk about about hyperextension?


looking at the video? Looks like she stepped on a foot. Could be anything. The way she acted though, well, sometimes you just know, and that wasn't good.


Indeed, no one mentioned a hypertension. That was just me looking at the video and offering my complete, total and utterly novice opinion. I just hope and pray that she's ok.


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Not sure if this has already been mentioned but the Fever has re-signed unrestricted free agent Erlana Larkins.


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