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Indiana Pacers 2015-16 Player Review: Rodney Stuckey was limited

Hijacked by injuries, this season should not be seen as more informative of Rodney Stuckey's fit with the Indiana Pacers than last. When Rodney Stuckey badly rolled his ankle against the Miami Heat just six games into the 2015-16 season, he was expected to return to the floor in a matter of days, not weeks. Two games later against the Orlando Magic, he did. But the lingering...
Via Indy Cornrows
4 hours ago

Dunc'd On: OKC/GSW Game 5, Pacers Offseason

Golden State survives to a Game 6. What defensive adjustments made it possible, and what are their chances against the Thunder on the road? Mike D'Antoni and David Fizdale are hired in Houston and Memphis, respectively (23:00). Plus, a look at the Pacers' offseason. (39:00) Should they re-sign Ian Mahinmi, and how should they use their $24-$31 million in cap space? With host...
Via RealGM
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul George Makes the All-NBA Third Team for Third Time in His Career

Paul George is joined on the third team by Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Andre Drummond. This was his third time making the All-NBA team. Paul George Makes the All-NBA Third Team for Third Time in His Career - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Via 8 Points, 9 Seconds
20 hours ago

Pacers interested in hiring Nick Van Exel as assistant coach

The Indiana Pacers have expressed interest in hiring former NBA All-Star Nick Van Exel as an assistant coach, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Tuesday. Interesting twist in the coaching game: Sources say Indiana has expressed interest in hiring Nick Van Exel to join Nate McMillan’s staff. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 24, 2016 Van Exel, who played for the Lakers, Nuggets, Mavericks...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers 2015-16 Player Review: Monta Ellis brought a needed element of risk

For better or worse, Monta Ellis dared to do things this season that George Hill rarely attempted. Moving forward, the Indiana Pacers must decide if they are risk takers or risk averse. Monta Ellis wasn't the high-volume scorer he used to be in his first season with the Indiana Pacers. In fact, far from it. The once derogatorily pegged "chucker" used the lowest percentage of...
Via Indy Cornrows
3 days ago

Frank Vogel is right coach at right time in Orlando

Fun. That’s the most important part of all of this. Frank Vogel was introduced as the Orlando Magic’s 12th coach in franchise history today, and that’s what he talked about. “We’re going to win and we’re going to have fun winning,” he told the assembled media. "We're going to win and we're going to have fun winning." - @OrlandoMagic coach Frank Vogel https://t...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Draft Workouts: Rasheed Sulaimon

Maryland shooting guard Rasheed Sulaimon worked out with the Pacers on Monday. Sulaimon talked about the experience of getting a look from NBA teams and the instruction of Pacers head coach Nate McMillan.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Draft Workouts: Cat Barber

Pacers.com's Wheat Hotchkiss talks with NC State guard Cat Barber after his pre-draft workout with the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Frank Vogel agrees to become Magic head coach

Former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel agreed to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic Thursday, as first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Vogel, who was let go by the Pacers two weeks ago, replaces Scott Skiles, who stepped down last week after his first season, claiming he wasn’t the right head coach for the Magic. Vogel led the Pacers to a 250-181 record and five...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni gets second interview with Rockets

Mike D’Antoni appears to be in serious consideration for the Houston Rockets’ head coaching job. D’Antoni was asked to conduct a second interview with the Rockets after impressing in his first, per ESPN’s Calvin Watkins and Marc Stein. The second interview reportedly will be with team owner Les Alexander. The Rockets have interviewed multiple candidates for the job. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New Pacers coach compares Myles Turner to LaMarcus Aldridge

Just a day after being formally announced as the Indiana Pacers new head coach, Nate McMillan seems to be going with that whole positive outlook approach. Promoted from his assistant coach role, McMillan inherits a playoff team that boasts one of the top all-around players in the Association in the form of Paul George. But that’s now who he was gushing over when speaking to SiriusXM...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacers Introduce Nate McMillan as Head Coach

On Monday afternoon, Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird introduced Nate McMillan as the team's new head coach. McMillan served as an associate head coach with the Pacers for three seasons before accepting the job as head coach.
Via YouTube
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers name Vogel assistant Nate McMillan their new head coach

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers promoted assistant Nate McMillan to head coach on Monday, ending the search for Frank Vogel's replacement after less than two weeks.McMillan spent 12 seasons as the head coach in Seattle and Portland, going 478-452 in the regular season and 14-20 in the playoffs.He was hired by Vogel in 2013 and spent the past three seasons with the Pacers, where...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers to promote assistant Nate McMillan to head coach

The Indiana Pacers are in the final stages of finalizing a deal that would promote assistant coach Nate McMillan to head coach. McMillan has been on the sidelines for the Pacers on and off since 2013. Originally he was brought in to be the associate head coach behind Frank Vogel, which he served for a year, but then took a year off. He was then hired back as an assistant for the ’15...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers need to handle offseason delicately to avoid taking step back

The Indiana Pacers moved on from head coach Frank Vogel on Thursday, opening up a new era for the franchise. The team currently has good pieces in place, and hiring the right coach could go a long way for them. Former Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw and current Pacers assistant Nate McMillan are the first two obvious names that come to mind for the job, and I think Indiana fans...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking for new voice, Pacers move on from Frank Vogel

Just days after pushing the heavily favored Toronto Raptors to seven games in the first round of the playoffs, the Indiana Pacers decided not to renew the contract of Frank Vogel. Larry Bird made the announcement at a mysterious press conference late Thursday morning, expressing nothing but kind words for Vogel, who is arguably the most successful NBA coach the team has employed...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel will not return as Pacers coach

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird announced on Thursday that Frank Vogel will not return as the team’s head coach next season. It was easy to see the move coming after Bird stopped short of publicly supporting Vogel in the wake of Indiana’s seven-game loss to the Toronto Raptors in the opening round of the playoffs. Vogel’s contract is expiring and the Pacers had not discussed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul George throws down 360 dunk in Game 7

Check out this dunk from Paul George after a steal…. Showtime in the 6! #NBARapidReplay #RAPTORSvPACERS https://t.co/2iWxIb2mq1 — NBA (@NBA) May 2, 2016
Via Crossover Chronicles
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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