The Pacers have the 13th overall selection this year, a middling first-round selection for a team coming off a middling season.
It’s something of a redemption tour for him, although nobody blamed him for how things ended last time. It’s also a break for the man who hired him, Kevin Pritchard, whose last hire survived but one season.
Billy isn’t his real name, but his gambling problem was as real as the loans he was taking out to finance his habit and as real as the weekly Gamblers Anonymous meetings he now attends to ward off the demons.
Boundaries—particularly regarding transfers—that were stifling but also stabilizing are being dismantled piece by piece.
His trademark shout of “Boom Baby” after every made three-pointer became ingrained within the vocabulary of sports fans throughout the state, shouted on driveways, putting greens and anywhere else a long shot of some sort dropped.
Randy Fishman had the best seat in the house for Monday night’s championship, located courtside and smack dab in the middle. Friends watching the game on television would have seen him just above the black line running across midcourt.
He’s not just an IU guy; he’s a state of Indiana guy, an Indianapolis native and a Broad Ripple High School graduate who never lost contact with his homeland.
Capacity was limited to no more than 25% and bands and cheerleaders were noticeably absent. Still, most of the elements that make the NCAA Tournament America’s most beloved sporting event were on display Friday in the games played around central Indiana.
The changes the COVID-19 virus has forced upon the sports world involve not only the way games have been played and attended but also how they’ve been covered by the media.
More than 50 years after meeting George McGinnis, David Craig is still playing a major role in the rehabilitation process.
The pandemic that wiped out the nation’s sporting and concert events in one fell swoop did serious damage to a lot of bottom lines in 2020, particularly those of Circle City and Fanfare.
Consider the dramatic turns experienced by Butler and the Colts, Pacers and Fever.
The city’s sports landscape was sparse, indeed, in May 1980. That was before the city adopted a sports strategy that led to the Pan Am Games, the NCAA and Indianapolis Colts moving to the city, and a string of high profile events including the Super Bowl and several Final Fours. Today, the city is a sports powerhouse.
By injecting a first-year coach into the mold of an established roster, Kevin Pritchard has hit on the formula that has worked eerily well for the Pacers throughout their history.
The path to a head coaching or key front-office job in professional basketball is often paved with sleepless nights and little or no pay.
The Colts new kicker joins an impressive list of local pro athletes who didn’t quite fit the cool jock stereotype.
Hiring a coach is one of the most important moves a franchise makes, but there’s no formula for success.
The only Native American to have played for the team thinks the franchise should keep the name and use it to educate the public.