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Topic: Donnie Walsh

  CANOE -- JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Downchild Blues Band
Walsh, who lived with Vasey at the time, was despondent and turned to running fishing charters in northern Ontario.
A dispute led to Donnie Walsh firing his brother who was replaced by Chuck Jackson in 1990.
Walsh estimates that more than 120 musicians have passed through Downchild since its inception and has made 32 cross-Canada tours all by van.
jam.canoe.ca /Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/D/Downchild.html   (517 words)

 ESPN.com - Bulls acquire Rose for Mercer, three others   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Walsh said he never made that promise, and added that speculation that Rose and coach Isiah Thomas could not coexist was not a factor in the deal.
Walsh said Tuesday night that he was the one responsible for the trade and reiterated it was not made because of any problems between Thomas and Rose.
Walsh, who has made only three midseason deals since he took over the Pacers in 1986, said he might not be done dealing but said it would be hard to make another trade.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1336371&type=news   (1079 words)

 washingtonpost.com: NBA Playoff Preview
It was Walsh who in 1997 hired Bird as head coach and together they reached the 2000 NBA Finals.
It was Walsh, who while mourning the death of his 12-year-old granddaughter last June, decided -- without any prodding by the team's owners -- to turn control of the team over to Bird over the next four years and begin to faze himself out of the franchise he's operated for 17 years.
Walsh, who has seen the Pacers qualify for postseason play in 14 of the past 15 seasons, says he's confident his decision is right for the organization and himself in the long run.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A63755-2004May28?language=printer   (523 words)

 Sporting News, The: The fire and the quiet - Indiana Pacers' coach Larry Bird; includes feature on all the coaches who ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
And then Walsh, always tapped into the inner NBA circles, a phone glued to his ear starting early every morning, begins reading that The Godfather, Red Auerbach, is pushing harder than ever for Larry Bird to come back to work for the Celtics.
Walsh begins worrying that Bird is thinking about working somewhere else, anywhere other than the state where Bird grew up, where he played high school and college ball, where children are still named after him.
Walsh doesn't know what to expect: Maybe a cardboard incantation about hard work, plenty of stories about the championship years with the Celtics; a tick-tock countdown of all the good coaches he played for.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1208/is_n44_v221/ai_19969745   (1490 words)

 Pacers' Walsh thought Thomas, not Carlisle, was better fit as coach - 12/6/01
Walsh, president for the Indiana Pacers, knew Rick Carlisle would be a good coach once he got the opportunity.
   Walsh's comments should seem a bit odd when you realize that he had the chance to hire Carlisle two years ago in Indiana.
   The thing that Walsh really liked about Carlisle was that Carlisle let it be known he not only wanted to be a coach but was committed to doing whatever it took to become one.
www.detnews.com /2001/pistons/0112/06/e01-359504.htm   (580 words)

 NBA-Pacers-Walsh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Walsh's five-year contract was to expire at the end of this season.
Walsh said the negotiations moved quickly with Mel and Herb Simon, who have owned the Pacers since 1983.
Under Walsh, the Pacers have reached the playoffs 12 of the last 13 years, reaching the NBA final once and the Eastern Conference final five times.
www.cp.org /english/online/full/nba/030314/v031428A.html   (253 words)

 Sportal.com.au - Basketball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Indiana Pacers chief executive Donnie Walsh says he believes fans have not seen the last of Reggie Miller on the basketball court.
Walsh said the final year of Miller's contract will be paid out regardless of whether he plays or not.
Walsh added that if Miller does not return next season he would receive the appropriate ceremony including his No.31 jersey being retired.
www.sportal.com.au /basketball.asp?i=news&id=65968   (428 words)

 Donnie Walsh - a Star Library biography
Walsh attended the University of North Carolina on a basketball scholarship and earned both his bachelor's and law degrees there.
Walsh was drafted in the third round by the old Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA, but never played.
Donnie Walsh's life isn't easy, but the Pacer boss enjoys it.
www2.indystar.com /library/factfiles/people/w/walsh_donnie/walsh.html   (497 words)

 ESPN.com - No word on shorter suspension, but Walsh hopeful   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh said Friday that the team has been working with commissioner David Stern and the league to get Artest to practice but stressed that he has not been reinstated.
Walsh said the team received the go-ahead to allow Artest to practice about two weeks ago, but the Pacers' glut of road games prevented them from doing so until now.
Walsh said it was important to get Artest back with the team in some way so he did not feel abandoned while sitting out the entire season.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1971932&type=story   (716 words)

 Boston.com / Latest News / Sports
Walsh now will oversee the Pacers' business operations and players' contracts, while Bird will be responsible for picking players and coaches and for scouting.
Walsh plans to stay with the Pacers four more years and expects that Bird will be his successor.
Walsh has had broad authority from the Simon brothers to manage the team, which he first joined as an assistant coach in 1984.
www.boston.com /news/daily/11/071103_bird.htm   (695 words)

 WNDU-TV: Story: Pacer Smits' status creates possible opening - September 05, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Pacers president Donnie Walsh said O'Neal, who four years ago at age 17 became the youngest player to appear in an NBA game, isn't as strong as the muscular Davis but likely will be used at power forward and could play at center if Smits does not return.
Walsh said the grumbling by Davis had no part in the decision to make the trade.
Walsh said Smits, who also considered retirement in 1999, was not holding the Pacers hostage by his indecision.
www.wndu.com /sports/092000/sports_3549.php?PRINT_VERSION=1   (501 words)

 CNNSI.com - The Network - CNN/SI Q & A: Pacers president Donnie Walsh - Friday September 08, 2000 07:04 PM
Latest: Friday September 08, 2000 07:04 PM Indiana President Donnie Walsh said he felt Isiah Thomas was the best fit for the Pacers to take over for Larry Bird.
It may be the offseason, but Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh was busy behind the scenes in hopes of getting his team in position to make a repeat appearance in the NBA Finals.
Walsh: I knew that when Larry told me from day one that he'd probably want to coach three years, that's what it would be, three years.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /thenetwork/news/2000/09/07/walsh_q_a   (838 words)

 Strathlachlan: August 2003 Archives
The re-signing of Reggie Miller was Walsh's final act and the ticking clock on Isiah Thomas' coaching tenure with the Pacers began.
Donnie Walsh is a basketball genius who took a gamble on both Bird and Thomas, and the numbers appear to show he was a winner yet again.
Had Walsh given him the axe at the end of the season it is very likely Thomas would be the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons.
www.strathlachlan.com /blog/2003/08   (1946 words)

 Beaches International Jazz Festival
Considered the granddaddies of Canadian blues, Downchild Blues Band was established over 30 years ago, by guitarist/harpist Donnie Walsh and his brother the late Richard "Hock" Walsh.
Donnie Walsh estimates that more than 120 musicians have passed through Downchild, including the founding member of America, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds' long-time keyboardist Gene Taylor.
In 1990, Donnie Walsh was honoured with the Toronto Blues Society's Blues With A Feeling Award.
www.beachesjazz.com /review/2003/downchild.html   (242 words)

 deseretnews.com | Artest cleared to practice with Indy
Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh said Friday that the Pacers have been working with commissioner David Stern and the league to get Artest to practice but stressed that he has not been reinstated.
Walsh said the league also did not allow O'Neal or Jackson to practice initially, but relented as their return dates grew closer.
Though he still holds out hope, Walsh made it clear on Friday that Artest's return to practice should not be confused with his return to game action.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600106596,00.html   (722 words)

 Hock Walsh Memorial article - Toronto Sun
There was a time when Donnie and Hock Walsh were sewn at the hip in people's minds, in the early days of the Downchild Blues Band, when they caught the eye of a pub-crawling comic actor named Dan Aykroyd.
Some years later Aykrord would reinvent the Walshes, put suits and sunglasses on them, cast himself as Donnie and pal John Belushi as Hock and call them The Blues Brothers.
Walsh was on his way to the Keys four weeks ago when he stopped in Ohio to check messages and got the news and turned around.
www.downchild.com /hock2.htm   (602 words)

 PACERS: Franchise Celebrates
Reggie’s Career
Prior to the 1987 NBA Draft, Donnie Walsh traveled to New York for a private workout with Mark Jackson, a promising point guard from St. John's.
When Walsh chose Reggie Miller instead, Jackson said both he and his father were angry with the Pacers for years.
Walsh thanked Miller for his role in leading the team through an era of success unprecedented in the franchise's NBA history.
www.charlottebobcatsbasketball.com /pacers/news/reggie_celebration_050420.html   (595 words)

 ESPN.com - INSIDER - These Pacers can make a run, then they're gone
Walsh celebrates the greatest season in franchise history by lopping off all his free agent veterans except Rose, who walks away.
Walsh has to turn his back on the fading old guys because he can't afford to sign them long-term.
When Walsh dumped Antonio Davis in Toronto for teenager Bender, it was a no-confidence vote for a team that had repeatedly fallen short in the Eastern Conference finals.
espn.go.com /premium/nba/columns/denberg/406653.html   (1076 words)

 NBA.com: ESPN Chats
Consider that when Walsh took over the Pacers as general manager in April 1986, the team was coming off a 26-56 season and had reached the playoffs only once in 10 NBA seasons.
Donnie Walsh: Being the CEO is not much of a change, because I had been the President, which means taking care of the entire franchise.
Donnie Walsh: Most rookies don't make meaningful contributions immediately, but in David's case he did go through his junior year of college and has experience and maturity.
proxy.espn.go.com /chat/chatNBA?event_id=6396   (1491 words)

 NBA.com: Measure For Measure
Donnie Walsh doesn’t recall any trees inside Churchland High School, site of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, though a similar brush with the principles of modern physics and gravity remains etched in his mind when contemplating the NBA Draft.
Walsh’s expertise wasn’t limited to random moments of clarity, much to the dismay of his colleagues.
In 2003, Walsh was intrigued with James Jones’ potential, having scouted him at Miami and watching him perform during the pre-draft camps.
www.losangelessparks.com /draft2005/guide_050606.html   (1999 words)

 CNNSI.com - NBA Basketball - Pacers to choose between Thomas, Carlisle - Thursday June 29, 2000 06:39 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- With the draft behind him and free agency still ahead, Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh hoped to decide on a new coach by this weekend.
Walsh said he did not expect to have a new coach in place by the weekend, although he may make his decision by then.
Walsh would not say what would tip his decision one way or the other.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /basketball/nba/news/2000/06/29/pacers_coach_ap   (694 words)

 Walsh sees front office potential for Bird
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Donnie Walsh won't look far when he's ready to step down as president of the Indiana Pacers.
At 58, Walsh is thinking about a future beyond the team presidency, but said he has ''no timetable for moving on.''
Walsh joined the Pacers as an assistant coach in 1984, moved up to general manager two years later and became president in 1988.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/051097/walsh.htm   (355 words)

 Downchild Blues Band Live Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
At that time, the band was fronted by 2 brothers Donnie Walsh (harp/guitar) and Richard ‘The Hock’ Walsh (vocals).
Downchild, Donnie writes the majority of the band’s material and remains one of the most enthusiastic musicians to be found anywhere.
Donnie then proved he is an equally talented harp player by letting wail ferociously on "Off The Cuff".
www.mnblues.com /review/downchild-th8-00.html   (759 words)

 Downchild :: 2004 :: The Live Music Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Downchild' Walsh and lead singer Chuck Jackson, because after 35 years they look and sound as good as ever, to say the least.
When Donnie picked up his guitar and began to wail, Chuck began to shout, "It feels so good to have everything going my way." As the night trucked on, there was more rhythm than blues.
I was in the lobby talking with an associate when the band took off on "Tonight I want to dance with you," and a crippled guy limped back onto the floor, found a partner, and started to dance.
www.thelivemusicreport.com /clubs/modClub/downchild.html   (368 words)

 JS Online: Jermaine O'Neal Staying With Pacers
Two days after O'Neal canceled trips to Dallas and San Antonio, Pacers president Donnie Walsh said the team is nearing agreement on a seven-year deal worth $120 million with its franchise player.
Walsh would not say which details still needed to be worked out.
Walsh expects that list to grow once the top free agents are off the market, but he remains hopeful Brad Miller will return to Indiana.
www.jsonline.com /sports/buck/ap/jul03/ap-bkn-pacers-o'ne071003.asp?format=print   (604 words)

 Pacers fire coach Isiah Thomas - Aug. 29, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh intended to let Thomas coach through the final year of his contract, but that was before he brought back Bird to the organization as president of operations on July 11.
Thomas, Bird and Walsh were at the news conference when the Pacers signed O'Neal to a multi-year contract on July 16.
Walsh expects O'Neal to be upset by the decision to fire Thomas.
www.inq7.net /spo/2003/aug/29/spo_12-1.htm   (508 words)

 Dumars hopes answer for team is Carlisle
"Here's a guy in Donnie Walsh, who passed him over for Isiah Thomas for the Indiana coaching job, and he's the one he wanted me to talk to," Dumars said Friday as he introduced his new coach to the media.
Carlisle designed the team's offense and was considered Bird's heir apparent, but Walsh hired Thomas instead.
Walsh's recommendation -- combined with Daly's thumbs-up -- probably convinced Dumars to hire Carlisle instead of Denver Nuggets assistant John Lucas.
www.freep.com /sports/pistons/piston26_20010526.htm   (1014 words)

 Record (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Donnie Walsh has been a true Canadian blues legend for decades.
Donnie Walsh, on the other hand, still believes in getting your respect the same old-fashioned way as he’s been doing for the last 35 years: by earning it, one note at a time.
And as the title of his latest album ably attests, Body Of Work is guitarist/harpslinger Walsh’s second remastered retrospective collection of Downchild originals, an overtime workout carefully culled from three decades of soulfully solid, hard-rockin’ albums.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/review.asp?id=81471   (322 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Basketball / Celtics / Bird has taken to front-office perch
He just returned from the NBA Board of Governors meeting with Walsh, a longtime NBA executive, rubbing elbows with the millionaires and billionaires.
Walsh gladly ceded the basketball duties to Bird, although his office is next door to The One With The Desk and Bird enthusiastically bounces thoughts off the former general manager.
Walsh made it clear that he is more than happy with the choice of his successor and is confident Bird will be more than up to the task.
www.boston.com /sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2004/04/21/bird_has_taken_to_front_office_perch?mode=PF   (807 words)

 JustBBall - O'Neal Planning Texas Visits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Walsh has already started making his pitches even though players cannot sign with another team until July 16.
Walsh did not say whether Hardaway fit into his plan.
Walsh has said he would like a penetrator and a shooter, perhaps someone like Hardaway or Gary Payton.
www.justbball.com /forums/showthread.php?t=3476   (696 words)

 IDS: Thomas out as Pacers coach (Sports, 08/28/2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Donnie Walsh, the team's CEO, and Bird, the president of basketball operations, did not immediately pick a successor or set a timetable for choosing a new coach.
Indiana had the best record in the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break this past season, making Thomas the All-Star coach, but went 14-19 the rest of the season and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Boston.
Walsh at the time gave no indication Thomas wouldn't return, although he said the second-half swoon was troubling.
www.idsnews.com /print.php?id=17744   (446 words)

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