Pacers Rumors & News

  • Nets trade Thaddeus Young to Pacers for No. 20 pick

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets will indeed have a first-round pick in Thursday's draft. The Nets have traded power forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers, in exchange for the Pacers' No. 20 pick and a future second-rounder, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowksi reports." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • The Hawks have reportedly traded Jeff Teague to the Pacers

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks have traded point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three-team trade, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Utah Jazz will receive Pacers point guard George Hill in the deal, according to Wojnarowski. More details to come." June 22

  • Pacers acquire Teague in three-way deal with Hawks, Jazz

    SI "The Indiana Pacers have acquired point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three way deal also involving the Utah Jazz, The Vertical reports. The Pacers will reportedly send point guard George Hill to the Jazz as part of the trade. The Jazz will send the No. 12 pick to the..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Five potential trade destinations for Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "While a lot of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bulls has involved Jimmy Butler, there’s a growing sense that the team might look to move former MVP Derrick Rose this summer instead. This makes a ton of sense for multiple reasons. First off, it’s become readily apparent that Butler and Rose..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Why the Pacers need to explore a trade for Kenneth Faried

    Indy Cornrows "It has been clear for some time now that the Pacers have needed to put an athletic power forward with an inside presence next to Myles Turner. The athleticism is needed purely because Turner is young and energetic and needs someone who can keep up with him in an up tempo offensive system. An..." June 12

  • Nate McMillan begins implementing his plan for Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "A month into his new job, Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has tried to find the right balance between continuity and change for his team. McMillan shared his excitement for next season Thursday and explained why this summer is a pivotal time for the players. He has spent his summer working –..." June 11

  • Paul George confirms intention to play in Rio Olympics

    The Score "It looks like Paul George will suit up for the U.S. Olympic team after all. After going back and forth regarding his Olympic future, George confirmed his plans to join the national team, telling the Indy Star's Nate Taylor that he "intends to play" in Rio this summer. The Indiana Pacers forward..." June 09

  • Pacers to add advertising to jerseys

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers executives are discussing a new revenue opportunity that would have been seen as taboo just two decades ago: a corporate logo stitched onto the team’s uniforms. Rick Fuson, the Pacers’ chief operations officer, said the franchise is supportive of having an advertisement on the..." June 09

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Paul George says after long season he will vie for Team USA spot

    ESPN "Paul George was unsure his body would allow him to vie for a spot on Team USA after the grind of the NBA season, but with the Summer Olympics two months away, he says is going to give it "a shot." The 26-year-old Indiana Pacers All-Star guard/forward, who suffered a gruesome right leg injury in..." June 02

  • Wednesday workout includes big men Zimmerman and Maker

    Indy Cornrows "Thon Maker has been a familiar name around Indiana for the past couple of years and on Wednesday he showed up in Indiana to workout for the Pacers. The once-prized recruiting target of the Hoosiers was allowed to enter the NBA draft after the league ruled he met the requirements of being one..." June 02

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Potential Bulls free agency targets: Bismack Biyombo, Ian Mahinmi

    Blog-A-Bull "The Chicago Bulls' defense took a step back last year and was one of the league's worst the second half of this season. The absence of Joakim Noah played a factor in that, as Pau Gasol got worse and worse on that end as the year went on and the other bigs weren't capable of anchoring a..." June 01

  • Paul George appears set to be cover athlete for NBA 2K17

    The Score "It looks like Paul George has been tabbed as the cover athlete for the standard edition of NBA 2K17. The announcement was expected to be made Wednesday, but according to a since-deleted pre-order listing that appeared on Sony's website, the Indiana Pacers star will be featured on the cover." June 01

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Pacers reportedly interested in hiring Nick Van Exel as assistant coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The Indiana Pacers are working to assemble the staff of newly-promoted head coach Nate McMillan, and one of the names they are considering is one that you probably haven’t heard in awhile: Nick Van Exel. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Tuesday, the Pacers are interested in hiring..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Larry Bird thinks this era of the NBA might be the best one ever

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the major throughlines of this NBA season has been the tension between stars of yesteryear and those of the present day, with many retired players offering at-times unflattering assessments of the game and gumption of today's top talents. You've heard this stuff — the game's gone soft since..." May 21

  • Pacers coach Nate McMillan: Myles Turner is 'exactly' like LaMarcus Aldridge

    USA Today "Nate McMillan — who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers before ultimately being named head coach this week after the firing of Frank Vogel — knows the talent that his roster has to offer. In a recent interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio's "Off the Dribble,"..." May 20

  • 5 blockbuster trade scenarios for the Los Angeles Lakers

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving from Minnesota over a half century ago. They will now be led by a 36-year-old head coach in Luke Walton that’s looking to duplicate what he helped build with the Golden State Warriors. With Kobe Bryant now fully into..." May 20

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Nate McMillan Named Head Coach Of Pacers

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers have named Nate McMillan as their head coach. McMillan has spent the last three seasons as Associate Head Coach for the Pacers under Frank Vogel. "I truly believe Nate is the right coach for us at this time," said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird...." May 16

  • Knicks' Phil Jackson, Steve Mills met face-to-face with former Pacers coach Frank Vogel

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson met face-to-face with with former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel last week, the Daily News has learned. The clandestine meeting, which is believed to have taken place in Los Angeles, also included Knicks general manager Steve Mills, according to a team source. Kurt..." May 15

  • Pacers Have a New Head Coach & Their Fans Aren’t Happy

    Black Sports Online "There seemed no reason to fire Frank Vogel unless you knew you were going to make a big splash hire. Larry Bird did the opposite of that. Pacers fans were not pleased. " May 15

  • Nate McMillan finalizing negotiations to be Pacers coach

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers’ search for a new coach appears to have extended only a few seats down the bench. Nate McMillan, who served as associate head coach the past three seasons, is finalizing negotiations to become the new head coach, IndyStar confirmed with a league source on Saturday night...." May 15

  • Frank Vogel among candidates to replace Scott Skiles, Magic GM says

    Orlando Sentinel "he Orlando Magic intend to reach out to Frank Vogel during their search for a new head coach, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday. Vogel, who compiled a 250-181 record during his tenure as the Indiana Pacers' coach, became available when the Pacers decided to..." May 14

  • Larry Bird’s coaching belief questioned by those in NBA

    Indianapolis Star "Jeff Van Gundy does not agree with Larry Bird. Not when it comes to Bird’s decision to dismiss Frank Vogel. And especially when it comes to Bird’s philosophy that a coach’s effectiveness with one team can only be optimal for three years. Bird said last week those were his parameters because..." May 12

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Myles Turner joins 2016 USA Men's Select Team

    Indianapolis Star "After an impressive rookie season, Myles Turner will soon add another line to his resume. Turner accepted an invitation to participate with the USA Men's Select Team this summer, his agent Andy Miller confirmed. The Select Team will train against the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team..." May 11

  • Paul George thanks former coach Frank Vogel in open letter

    The Score "Frank Vogel's tenure as head coach of the Indiana Pacers came to an end on Thursday, when team president Larry Bird announced that his contract would not be renewed. Team All-Star Paul George took to his Instagram account Saturday night to publicly thank Vogel for the impact he made on his..." May 08

  • Vogel a target for Grizzlies with Joerger out

    The Score "The Memphis Grizzlies plan to pursue Frank Vogel as head coach in the wake of Dave Joerger's dismissal, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Vogel was terminated by the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. The Grizzlies are willing to pay top dollar for Joerger's replacement, reports..." May 07

  • Knicks reach out to Frank Vogel's agents about coaching vacancy

    ESPN "The New York Knicks have reached out to Frank Vogel's agents to gauge the ex-Indiana Pacers coach's interest in the club's coaching vacancy, league sources confirmed to ESPN. The contact, preliminary in nature, was made by Knicks general manager Steve Mills, according to sources. The Pacers..." May 06

  • Frank Vogel falls victim to Larry Bird's warped thinking

    USA Today "Larry Bird got rid of Frank Vogel because of 1983. Does that sound stupid? Good. You’re paying attention. Bird, the Indiana Pacers president, knows what he knows – well, he knows what he knew – and what Bird learned as a player from Boston Celtics President Red Auerbach informed the..." May 05

  • Why The Hell Did Larry Bird Suggest That Frank Vogel Begged For His Job?

    Dime Magazine "Frank Vogel had to see this coming. His ouster was written on the wall earlier this week when Larry Bird allowed for the possibility of his it at all. “I don’t know what’s going to happen,” the Indiana Pacers president said to The Indianapolis Star with regard to Vogel’s future. “What I don’t..." May 05

  • Report: Jeff Hornacek emerges as candidate for Pacers’ coaching job

    Larry Brown Sports "On the heels of Thursday’s news that Frank Vogel will not be retained as head coach of the Pacers, team president Larry Bird will apparently consider an old competitor from back in his playing days to fill the fresh vacancy. According to a report by Ken Berger of CBS Sports on Thursday, former..." May 05

  • Pacers Eye Nate McMillan, Brian Shaw?

    Hoops Rumors "Nate McMillan and Brian Shaw are in the discussion to fill the head coaching vacancy on the Pacers, according to Marc Stein of (Twitter link). Frank Vogel‘s contract expired and president of basketball operations Larry Bird decided against re-signing him. McMillan has been Indiana’s lead..." May 05

  • Larry Bird says team won’t renew Frank Vogel’s contract

    SB Nation "The Indiana Pacers will not retain head coach Frank Vogel, team president Larry Bird announced in a press conference Thursday. "I've decided it is time for a new voice around here," Bird told assembled media in a televised press conference. "Sometimes, my job sucks." The writing was on the..." May 05

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

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