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“I’m going to come in here, lead by example,work hard and compete at a high level,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s about working hard and winning basketball games.”

Collison and Posey join a team that pushes the tempo on offense _ Indiana averaged nearly 101 points last season. Collison said his game is a perfect match for Jim O’Brien’s system.

“It fits in real good,” he said. “I like the style of play and the way he likes to coach. It fits in real fine with the way I play. All the pieces are falling into place for the organization and for me.”

Collison hopes to bring the same approach that made him successful in New Orleans to Indiana.

“You can’t really control what happens, but you can control how you get better as a player,” he said. “When I did get the opportunity, I just seized the moment. I never looked back from there.”