(Grew up there - lifelong fan who suffered through the Steve Stipanovich, Wayman Tisdale, Vern Fleming, Greg Dreiling, Dick Versace, Bob Hill days)
RC was asked today if he ever has been a part of any team that could have come back from the 15-point deficit to win a game the way the Mavs did in OKC on Monday night in Game 4.
"Well, I had Reggie Miller for a couple years. Indiana was a team that could have done it. This is a different team and a different time. Last night was great but it’s over," RC said.
RC's Pacers team in 2003-'04 that won 61 games and lost in the East Finals to the Pistons is the one team that could have done it. But Miller was no where near the prime of his career when RC coached him.
Miller was 38 that season, and starting to slow.
Dirk is 32 and still in his prime.
From a star in their prime standpoint, RC has it better with Dirk now than Reggie then.
And, it brings me great pain me to say this, I'm not sure Reggie could do what Dirk is doing right now.