Yeah, I read that he was "disappointed" with his team and he wanted to get head coach Frank Vogel to be more aggressive in speaking to players who aren't performing up to their standards. Bird wanted Vogel to do things like restricting players' minutes, benching them, or doing whatever it took to motivate them back to performing at a higher level. Yikes. Sounds to me like there's trouble brewing in Defense Land.
I bet the loss of Danny Granger really messed up the Pacers' team chemistry. It would seem mentally jarring for the players to have someone of Danny's caliber, who had been the heart and soul of the Pacers franchise for many years, to be so cold bloodedly traded at the deadline like that.
Andrew Bynum did indeed look good in his first game back. I wonder if he'll be able to play this well consistently for the Pacers.