Wednesday , Aug , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Owner Says Jamaal Tinsley Finished with Pacers

Indiana Pacers co-owner Herb Simon is on the same page as his team president, general manager and coach when it comes to embattled Jamaal Tinsley: The point guard’s time with the franchise is over.

Simon, who owns the team with his older brother Mel, is so sure the Pacers will trade Tinsley, he discounted other scenarios.

Simon said Tuesday he has no plans to buy out the remaining three years of Tinsley’s contract. Simon also brushed off any possibility Tinsley will sit home collecting a paycheck if the franchise can’t trade him.

"Tinsley, he’s probably outlived his welcome here," Simon said. "He’s a very talented player. Teams will give us a hard time because they know it’s better for him and for us to have him play somewhere else. We’re confident that we’ll find a good place."