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.
NBA All-Star Game in Indy canceled for 2021, but city gets honors for 2024
Plans for the All-Star Game and related festivities in February at Bankers Life Fieldhouse have been scrapped due to the COVID-10 epidemic.Read More
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
Adam Silver expressed confidence Saturday that the worst of his league’s pandemic-related challenges, which included a four-month stoppage in play and billions in lost revenue, are in the past.
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.
While Victor Oladipo’s playing future with the Indiana Pacers remains murky, he’s found a franchise-altering deal elsewhere.
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.
A total absence of fans and the need to play a shortened 72-game schedule to realign the NBA’s typical calendar would cost the league approximately $4 billion of revenue next season. That’s a massive hit for a league with $8 billion in annual revenue.
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.
An emotional Chris Paul, the union president, detailed the events of the previous two days, when players upset by the latest police shooting of a Black man left them considering leaving the Disney campus and going home.
The team did not say whether the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities that are scheduled for Feb. 12-14 will be postponed or called off altogether.
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.”
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 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.
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.