After posting a second straight losing record at home, missing the NBA playoffs for the first time in seven years and recording their fewest wins in a season since 1984-85, the Pacers are embarking on their biggest offseason overhaul in years.
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Mired in a disappointing season, the Pacers get get some tools for rebuilding—Ricky Rubio and his expiring $17.8 million contract, a lottery protected first-round draft pick in 2022 and two second-round picks—for talented swingman Caris LeVert.
Leaguewide, through Sunday afternoon, there were at least 68 players who have either been ruled out to play — or in the case of the postponed games, would have been ruled out — because they are in the protocols.
There were 33 players known to be in the league’s health and safety protocols as of Wednesday evening, along with two head coaches—Indiana’s Rick Carlisle and Sacramento interim coach Alvin Gentry—and a number of other staffers.
Players and coaches (including Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle) are again missing games due to protocols, underscoring what NBA officials have been saying for weeks: The pandemic is still very much a problem.
The WNBA finds itself at a crossroads, of sorts, as viewership of the league continues to trend upward. With interest at an all-time high, but only 12 franchises in the league, the constant conversation centers on expansion.
After a season that tested everyone’s patience, Pacers players embraced president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard’s decision to bring in a known commodity in coach Rick Carlisle.
An attorney for Bose McKinney and Evans LLP, Tarter has initiated business ventures that raise funds for the Dropping Dimes charity, which distributes money to former ABA players in need.
Stevens, a Zionsville native who coached Butler University to NCAA championship games in 2010 and 2011, will lead the search for his successor in Boston, the Celtics said in a news conference Wednesday.
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.
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.