The Indiana Pacers remembered Mike Storen as the man who was instrumental in choosing the team’s name, designed the first logo, and “paved the way for the Pacers’ eventual entry into the NBA.”
NBA to present players with plan for season restart
Under the plan, the Indiana Pacers and 21 other teams would temporarily move to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports complex near Orlando in late July and play eight games to determine playoff seeding.Read More
Indianapolis plans to make 2021 All-Star Weekend a tribute to basketball
Fresh off a trip to Chicago for this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend, city officials are contemplating how best to celebrate the sport when the city hosts the event next year.Read More
David Stern, architect of NBA’s rise to global powerhouse, dies at 77
After Stern’s 30-year tenure as commissioner, the NBA had grown to a more than $5 billion a year industry, and its brand of basketball had become perhaps the world’s most popular sport after soccer.Read More
Pacers give Sabonis 4-year deal to keep core group together
The Pacers did not announce financial terms of the deal though ESPN.com first reported it was worth $77 million in guaranteed money and Sabonis could make as much as $85 million with bonuses.Read More
The decision follows news that a player has tested positive for the virus. A source said the league expects the shutdown to last a minimum of two weeks.
The $1 million initiative was announced in October as a legacy project tied to next year’s All-Star festivities, with each group receiving up to $50,000 in funding for youth-serving projects.
IBJ’s Mickey Shuey headed to Chicago for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game to see how the Windy City hosted what has become one of sports’ biggest weekends—and tells podcast host Mason King what he and the host committee from Indianapolis learned.
The move is the latest backlash over a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive last week that expressed support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters.
The Indiana Fever would have to find a new venue in which to play home games for the better part of three seasons, due to the extensive fieldhouse renovation and expansion planned from 2020 to 2022.
Here’s a breakdown of the 158-page agreement that the CIB was considering Friday morning.
The agreement between city officials and the NBA team provides nearly $800 million in tax revenue to the Pacers over the life of the 25-year deal.
A major deal to keep the Pacers in Indianapolis for decades is expected to be voted on Friday during a meeting of the Capital Improvement Board.
In four tournament games, Carsen Edwards averaged 34.8 points, with a range that seemed to have no bounds as he almost carried the Boilermakers to the Final Four.
The Nothing But Knit campaign is the first community initiative tied to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, and aims to collect up to 5,000 knitted beanies for distribution to volunteers, hospitality workers, players and league officials.
Victor Oladipo's leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the floor Wednesday night while trying to disrupt an outlet pass to the Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam.
The two preseason tip-offs between the Pacers and Sacramento Kings will mark the first time a major American sports league has staged games in India, where the NBA is trying to develop a fan base.
Kelly Krauskopf, a significant player in Pacers Sports & Entertainment for 19 years, will relinquish her duties as head of the group’s esports initiative to join the front office full time.
Larry Bird plans to donate personal items and memorabilia from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University, the U.S. Olympic team and beyond.
The move follows recommendations released earlier this year by the NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball, a group that was chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and tasked with reforming the college game.
The signing means Indiana will have two key players—center Myles Turner and All-Star guard Victor Oladipo—under contract for the next three seasons.
The 54-year-old Nate McMillan has a 90-74 record and helped lead the team to the playoffs the past two seasons.
The 18,165-seat sports and entertainment venue known as Bankers Life Fieldhouse isn’t going anywhere, but the moniker will disappear next year.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Lucas Oil Stadium was “briefly considered” as the site of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. But a desire to have the game in a more intimate facility led the league and team officials to choose the 18,165-seat Bankers Life Fieldhouse to host the game.