Just because Rick Carlisle hasn’t settled into his office in the Indiana Pacers’ practice facility within St. Vincent Center doesn’t mean he hasn’t settled into his role of head coach.
Former Pacer Jerry Harkness, a trailblazer on and off the court, dies at 81
Harkness led Loyola University Chicago to a barrier-breaking national college championship in basketball in 1963 and went on to a pioneering career in fundraising, broadcasting and business in Indianapolis.Read More
Photo Gallery: Phase 2 of Bankers Life Fieldhouse project well underway
The renovations are part of a three-phase $360 million project that tipped off in 2020.Read More
Indy’s pro sports teams find ways to welcome gamblers
Teams are trying to earn indirect revenue from mobile sports betting, carving out areas in their facilities that cater to fans who want to follow their bets while taking in a game downtown.Read More
Indiana basketball legend Bobby ‘Slick’ Leonard dies at 88
Bobby “Slick” Leonard, who coached the Indiana Pacers to three American Basketball Association championships and served as the team’s color commentator for three decades, has died, according to several media sources.Read More
Mel Raines will be recognized by the Sports Business Journal later this year as one of 50 women who are making a remarkable impact in the sports-business industry across the globe.
History, though, tends to dash cold reality on any company’s warm-and-fuzzy hires. It’s especially cruel in the NBA, where executives not only have to evaluate a worldwide assortment of young talent but predict their future as well.
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.
Rick Carlisle confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday he has agreed to return to the club he coached for four seasons from 2003-07. He led the Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals his first season.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in six years and amid a tumultuous final month, Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard used a 45-minute, season-ending video call to explain why he’s still evaluating the first-year coach’s fate.
A report by ESPN on Wednesday questioned Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren’s future with the team, noting there were communication problems within the organization and concerns about the relationships between the coach and his players.
The teardown of the 770-space structure began in March and is expected to be completed sometime this summer, followed immediately by the start of construction on the new 1.5-acre plaza space.
The growth on his kidney was discovered during a routine physical examination after Caris LeVert was traded earlier this month from the Nets as part of a package of players and draft picks.
The Indiana Pacers on Friday said the team will once again be able to welcome fans to home games—on a highly restricted basis because of the pandemic—starting Jan. 20.
Plans for a grand, glass-wrapped entry pavilion as part of the $360 million renovation to Bankers Life Fieldhouse have been tabled, in favor of minimal updates that largely keep the existing facade intact.
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.
During IBJ’s Engage Indiana 2020 virtual event Thursday morning, Eli Lilly & Co. CEO Dave Ricks said he always believed enhancing diversity and inclusion was important, but this year showed him how serious a problem racial injustice is and fueled his motivation to do more to address it.
Plans for the All-Star Game and related festivities in February at Bankers Life Fieldhouse have been scrapped due to the COVID-10 epidemic.
While Victor Oladipo’s playing future with the Indiana Pacers remains murky, he’s found a franchise-altering deal elsewhere.
The 770-space parking structure at 121 E. Maryland Street is set to be torn down starting in March or April, according to a demolition contract approved by the Capital Improvement Board on Friday.
First-time NBA head coach Nate Bjorkgren on Wednesday presented a different kind of vision, one Pacers fans may embrace after watching years of stodgy, half-court basketball.
Toronto head coach Nick Nurse confirmed in late September that Nate Bjorkgren had interviewed with the Pacers and that he was confident Bjorkgren would be a finalist.