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Until last night after the big win over the Atlanta Hawks, we had not definitively seen or heard any Indiana Pacers player rally behind Nate Bjorkgren.

That somebody ended up being T.J. McConnell.

“I don’t think this looks like a locker room that quit on their coach,” McConnell said. “We love playing for him.”

There you have it from Timothy John.

But between the wild Bleacher Report story, to the Goga Bitadze/Greg Foster incident, and all of the losses, things still don’t pass the smell test.

That’s why we needed to have some insider knowledge presented on The Fan Morning Show Friday. J. Michael from the Indianapolis Star stopped by to talk with Jeff Rickard and Big Joe Staysniak.

J. Michael mentioned that he would like to see a few more players come out in support of Bjorkgren if all of the chatter really is fabricated.

Especially the club’s starting point guard.

Malcolm Brogdon called Bjorkgren “brilliant” after the team’s three game winning streak to kick off the campaign. Since then, those type of comments have dissipated.

“I really want to hear Brogdon say it but he’s been hurt,” J. Michael said. “Brogdon and Myles Turner are injured and they’re not required to speak. Doug McDermott was kind of supportive but not as strong as McConnell. Based on things that they said at the start of the season, I’m just curious now in these months later, what are you going to say? That would be very telling.”

Brogdon was also part of the engine that brought about the Pacers coaching change from Nate McMillan.

If he’s THE guy in town now, he’ll need to say something as soon as he’s back in the fold.

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