All-Time Greats: Reggie Miller, Roger Brown, Mel Daniels, George McGinnis, Paul George, Jermaine O’Neal, Rik Smits, Freddie Lewis, Billy Knight, Danny Granger
Rivals: New York Knicks
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The Indiana Pacers began play as an ABA team in 1967. They later joined the NBA in 1976. Although the Pacers were not the star team in the NBA in their early years, upon the drafting of one of the team’s greatest players, Reggie Miller, in 1987, things changed drastically for the franchise. Miller was the Pacers’ best shooting guard and scoring leader. Rik Smits also joined the team as the center a year later, and the Pacers reached the NBA Eastern Conference finals in 1994 and 1995 but lost both times. The Pacers then lost consecutive Conference Finals again in '98 and '99. They finally got over the hump when they beat the New York Knicks in the 2000 conference finals. However, the Pacers lost in the NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers. Miller retired in 2005, and the Pacers did not return to the playoffs until 2011. The Pacers recruited All-Star player/forward Paul George and center Roy Hibbert, which led to their advancement in the Eastern Conference finals in 2013. The Pacers entered the conference finals again in 2014 but did not qualify for the playoffs the next season. For live games, you can find Indiana Pacers tickets at StubHub.
What was the Indiana Pacers’ record last season?
The Indiana Pacers’ 2018-2019 record was 48-34, finishing fifth in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Who are the career leaders of the Indiana Pacers?
The Indiana Pacers are indebted to some great basketball players in NBA history including Reggie Miller. Miller is remembered not only as a model player but also as a representative of the Pacers’ achievement as a team overall in the NBA. Miller is a five-time NBA All-Star. He also received a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic team. Roger Brown is another former star player for the Pacers. He averaged an impressive 20.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Going back to the ABA days, Mel Daniels joined the Pacers in 1968 and was named MVP during his first season with the team. He is remembered as the ABA’s all-time leading rebounder, and his jersey was retired by the team in 1985.
Who is the head coach for the Indiana Pacers?
Nate McMillan is the Indiana Pacers’ head coach. Coach McMillan, who played both high school and collegiate basketball, also played in the NBA for the Seattle Sonics for 12 years. Coach McMillan had his jersey retired by the Sonics after his long stint with the team and is recognized in the Sonics’ history as second in assists and steals. Coach McMillan was hired as the Sonics’ assistant coach for two years, and interim head coach in 2000. He became the Portland Trail Blazers’ head coach in 2005 through 2012. Coach McMillan won gold medals in the 2006 FIBA World Championships, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.
Where do the Indiana Pacers play their home games?
The Indiana Pacers play their home games at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. The Bank House Fieldhouse is not only home to the Pacers but also an excellent entertainment arena.
Who are the rivals to the Indiana Pacers?
The Indiana Pacers’ biggest rival is the New York Knicks. The Pacers and Knicks met on the court during the NBA playoffs six times between 1993 and 2000, with three series wins for each respective team. A notable moment during the playoffs is when the Pacers’ Reggie Miller scored 8 points in the last 18 seconds of game one in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, which brought the team its victory in a tight score of 107-105.Back to Top
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