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Ex-Coach Calls Hill “Smart”, “Winner”

When evaluating a recent draft pick, who better to talk with than one of his college coaches that not only spent the last four years with him but recruited him to play at their school? On Friday, I got in touch with Ball State’s new men’s basketball coach, James Whitford, who’s gotten to know Solomon Hill very well over the last half-dozen years as an assistant under Sean Miller at the University of Arizona ...

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Reports: Nate McMillan Joining Pacers Coaching Staff

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel sure didn't waste much time finding a new right-hand man. Just a few days after his former associate head coach Brian Shaw secured his first head coaching opportunity in Denver, the Pacers have hired the well-respected Nate McMillan to replace him. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that an agreement was being finalized. The Indianapolis Star later confir ...

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Pacers Ecstatic for Shaw, Now In Need of New Assistant

Members of the Pacers felt like they were going through the job interview process with Brian Shaw. They were campaigning for him, even though it meant the loss of their top assistant because they wanted one of the great guys in the business to finally get what he deserved. Pacers head coach Frank Vogel was singing his praises to teams, informing them of the type of man and coach they would get with Shaw. Ge ...

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Reports: Brian Shaw Hired as Nuggets Head Coach

It took a couple years and nearly a dozen interviews, but Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw has finally landed his first head coaching gig. Shaw is headed back to the Western Conference, as he's been hired as the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets. He'll become the Nuggets' 20th head coach in franchise history. The Denver Post first reported the hire. David Aldridge later confirmed the news via twitt ...

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What They’re Saying – June 24

Here's a look around the web at what people are saying about the Pacer's offseason and the upcoming NBA Draft. Bleacher Report: "With the offseason now upon us, the front office has a few holes to patch up this offseason. The question the organization faces in the coming weeks is how to redesign the second unit to manage more production. I see a few possible scenarios in the near future. " Read More Indiana ...

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Stephenson Has Jersey Retired at Lincoln HS

Lance Stephenson is back in his hometown this weekend for a special honor. The 22-year-old had his No. 1 jersey retired at Lincoln High School in New York Saturday evening before the school's alumni game. A replica now hangs in the rafters (as seen above) next to Sebastian Telfair's No. 31. Stephenson won the city basketball championship in each of his four years at Lincoln and concluded his high school car ...

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What They’re Saying – June 18

Here's a look around the web at what people are saying about the Pacer's offseason and the upcoming NBA Draft. Indy Cornrows: According to Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico, the Indiana Pacers  have strong interest in acquiring Brandon Jennings from Milwaukee. Read more Sports Illustrated: In the seven-game slugfest with the defending champions, Hibbert averaged 22.1 points and 10.4 rebounds and prevented one of ...

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Walsh, Pritchard thrilled, already eyeing next year

When the Pacers braintrust sat down atop the platform in the interview room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Thursday morning, they weren't thrown off-guard at all by the first question sent their way. The question, of course, centered around them and whether Larry Bird may be walking back in through the door to resume his role as team president. Before answering, president Donnie Walsh requested a high-five from ...

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Hibbert: Finalist for NBA’s Teammate of the Year, Thanks Fans in Ad

When I think of Pacers center Roy Hibbert, the first word that comes to mind is thoughtful. He's thoughtful for others -- teammates, staff, and local citizens he barely even knows. In the locker room, he wants to be informed with what's going on in everyone's life and how they are feeling. When the media crowded around his corner locker to interview him after games, he would always pause the interview to en ...

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