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Pacers' longtime organist Neil Copley passes away

The Indiana Pacers announced on Monday that the team had lost a beloved member. Organist Neil Copley, who brought the ambiance to Pacers' games from 2008 until last season, as well as a stint in the early '80s, passed away on Friday, according to the team."Neil was a tremendous asset to our organization and the fans and he will truly be missed," said Dean Heaviland, Vice President...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers to purchase D-League affiliate Fort Wayne Mad Ants

The NBA seems like it's on track for a full D-League with one-to-one affiliations for every NBA team in the near future. And the Indiana Pacers could be a big part of the tipping point that gets the NBA there.According to a report from D-League Digest, the Pacers are deep in talks to acquire the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which would drastically change the D-League landscape. The Mad Ants...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Officer: Jordan Hill 'driving like an idiot' speeding at 107mph

It’s usually a good thing when an athlete is going 100 miles per hour. Coaches often praise the non-stop motor of particular players for their energy during practices or games. In Jordan Hill’s case, however, that wasn’t a good thing. The newly signed Indiana Pacers center was pulled over for driving 107 on the freeway. According to the full arrest video TMZ obtained and...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

David West: Spurs Best Chance To Win

Unless you’ve been under a rock this NBA offseason, then you probably know that David West turned down $12.6 million dollars to play with the San Antonio Spurs. Who in their right minds would do that right? It turns out West’s reasoning is pretty simple. He wants to win a championship. It wasn’t exactly the […]
Via Project Spurs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

How should the Indiana Pacers utilize Monta Ellis?

Of all the changes that the Indiana Pacers made this offseason, none was bigger than the acquisition of Monta Ellis. The 6’3” guard who agreed to a four-year deal worth $44 million will provide the Pacers with the scoring punch that they have so desperately needed. Ellis averaged 18.9 points per game with the Dallas Mavericks last year and was an offensive juggernaut for them...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers To Purchase D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants

The Indiana Pacers are expected to purchase the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League. The Mad Ants have been the D-League's lone independent affiliate. There would be a remaining 11 teams without a D-League franchise.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' Jordan Hill arrested in Georgia for reckless driving

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65-mph zone. According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was "in a hurry." Pacers President Larry Bird said...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Jordan Hill’s Indiana Pacers tenure is already off to an inauspicious start. The big man was arrested for reckless driving in Atlanta on Friday, according to a report in the Indy Star. Hill was allegedly clock at 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. The report also claimed that the former Laker gave the arresting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers' Hill arrested on reckless driving charges

Indiana Pacers big man Jordan Hill was arrested on reckless driving charges in Atlanta, Georgia, according to WSB-TV of Atlanta. Hill, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Pacers this offseason, was reportedly driving 107 miles per hour. Mike Petchenik of WSB tweeted out dashboard footage of Hill speeding and getting arrested: Pacers president of basketball operations...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' Jordan Hill arrested in Georgia for reckless driving

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Pacers newcomer Jordan Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was ''in a hurry.'' Pacers President Larry Bird...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Paul George, Glenn Robinson III have long Twitter history

When one of the newest Indiana Pacers, Glenn Robinson III, says that he looks forward to learning from star Paul George, it's more than just a rote thing for a young player to say. Robinson has been developing a relationship with George over Twitter for a number of years, as pointed out by the good people at 8 points, 9 seconds. The first Robinson tweet supporting George came with...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' Shayne Whittington: 'We're going to be running a lot'

The end goal of the upcoming "Paul George at power forward" experiment for the Indiana Pacers is to embrace the NBA's shift toward small ball and pick up last season's dreadfully slow pace. And with that in mind, recently re-signed Pacers forward Shayne Whittington knows what he has to do to earn playing time.Whittington told Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports how relieved he was to...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Indiana Pacers frontcourt player is most poised to break out this season?

To say that the Indiana Pacers will have a new look in 2015-16 is a drastic understatement. Just eight players from last year’s roster are returning this season and one of those is Paul George who appeared in just six games last year and another is Shayne Whittington who logged just 108 minutes (Pacers.com). Paul George, George Hill, and Ian Mahinmi are the only three players left...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting to know the Bucks' Chris Copeland

On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks added free-agent forward Chris Copeland, signing him to a one-year contract. Just who is the latest addition to Milwaukee? Here's the skinny: FRONTCOURT MAN: The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Copeland played mainly small forward with the Indiana Pacers last season with a sprinkling at power forward. Two seasons ago, he saw more time at power forward. He's...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Paul George be Productive at Power Forward for the Indiana Pacers?

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 18: Paul George #13 of the Indiana Pacers warms up before a game against the Chicago Bulls on March 18, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) A lot of NBA stars had shortened seasons in 2014/15 headlined by Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and the Cleveland Cavaliers duo of Kevin Love and...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers re-sign Lavoy Allen, who looks forward to playing time battle

On Monday, the Indiana Pacers announced the re-signing of big man Lavoy Allen, and there was much rejoicing. But there were also more than a few questions about Indiana's stocked frontcourt.The Pacers are so stocked on that front, in fact, that a veritable logjam has built up. It's worth considering, then, where the 6-foot-9 Allen fits in. He's a big man in the mold of Chuck Hayes...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' Glenn Robinson III says he wants to learn as much as he can from Paul George

He grew up not far from where the Indiana Pacers call home. Now, Glenn Robinson III is looking forward to starting his education alongside Paul George.Robinson was a second-round pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014, and he didn't see much playing time last season until the Philadelphia 76ers picked him up for the final stretch.Now, Robinson is a member of the Pacers, and he...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks sign free-agent forward Chris Copeland

The Bucks have signed Chris Copeland, confirming recent rumors the free-agent forward was headed to Milwaukee. The team announced the move Wednesday. As per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Copeland, 31 but only entering his fourth NBA season, played the last two years for the Indiana Pacers, but it was a disappointing tenure. In 2013-14, he didn't play much...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hibbert asked agent to find him a coach who played in NBA

Frank Vogel became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 2011. Roy Hibbert was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft, but it wasn’t until after Vogel took over that the former Georgetown standout became an NBA All-Star. Despite that, Hibbert’s seems to think it is advantageous for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers complete deals with three veterans, complete rookie class

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Shayne Whittington. The team on Monday also signed swingman Glenn Robinson III to a three-year deal and completed an undisclosed deal with second-round pick Rakeem Christmas. Allen agreed to a multiyear deal worth $3 million annually this month. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in a five-year career...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers complete deals with three veterans, complete rookie class

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Shayne Whittington. The team on Monday also signed swingman Glenn Robinson III to a three-year deal and completed an undisclosed deal with second-round pick Rakeem Christmas. Allen agreed to a multiyear deal worth $3 million annually this month. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in a five-year career...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers complete deals with three veterans, complete rookie class

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Shayne Whittington. The team on Monday also signed swingman Glenn Robinson III to a three-year deal and completed an undisclosed deal with second-round pick Rakeem Christmas. Allen agreed to a multiyear deal worth $3 million annually this month. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in a five-year career...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers complete deals with 3 veterans, complete rookie class

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Shayne Whittington. The team on Monday also signed swingman Glenn Robinson III to a three-year deal and completed an undisclosed deal with second-round pick Rakeem Christmas. Allen agreed to a multiyear deal worth $3 million annually this month. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in a five-year...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' George Hill helps donate 5,000 backpacks to kids in need (PHOTOS)

Back-to-school season is drawing near for parents and students all around the country. It's a time of mixed emotions, as summer ends and it's back to the old grind. And it remains a sad fact that far too many families are unable to send their children to school prepared to learn, grow and reach their maximum potential.Indiana Pacers guard George Hill helped do something about that...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers' deal with Shayne Whittington for two years, not one

The 2014-15 NBA season will go down as a success for Indiana Pacers forward Shayne Whittington.No, it's not because of any one thing that Whittingon did last season. He played just 108 minutes over 20 games and scored just 57 points. For reference, 414 players scored more than that last season -- and there are only 30 teams, each with 15 roster spots. You can do the math on that...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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