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Bill Donella, original P.A. voice, passes

Bill Donella, the Pacers' original public address announcer, passed away Tuesday morning. Donella's booming baritone was one of the memorable features of Pacers games in the franchise's early years. He moved with the team from the Fairgrounds Coliseum to Market Square Arena in 1975 and was replaced a few years later by Reb Porter. Donella also worked at Channel 13 for several years as a backup sports anchor ...

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Pacers Guarantee Rasual Butler’s Contract

Veteran Rasual Butler isn't going anywhere. The Pacers have guaranteed the contract of the 6-foot-7 shooting guard for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. "People had written him off and he made up his mind that he wasn't done yet, and he's going to keep working and keep trying," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said before the Pacers played the Raptors Tuesday evening. "He was able to make some really positive th ...

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Decision to be made on Rasual Butler

Once Rasual Butler made the Pacers' roster for the regular season, the next key date for the 11-year veteran became January 7. The Pacers have until 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday to decide whether to keep him on the roster, which would fully guarantee his contract for the remainder of the season, or waive him. Butler's cap hit is $885,000 and the only reason to waive him would be to create flexibility to make a tra ...

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Change of shoes and a talk from Butler inspire Stephenson’s second half

Pacers guard Lance Stephenson was the difference in the Pacers' 99-82 win over the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Stephenson started the game wearing special red shoes in support of the NBA's "Live Healthy Week" campaign. From Jan. 3rd to the 10th, players across the league will wear special shooting shirts and they are allowed to sport other red gear, like shoes, wristbands ...

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Horses of a similar color

Sunday was about as good as a sports day can be in Indianapolis. The Colts pulled off one of the most miraculous comebacks in the history of the NFL playoffs in the afternoon, overcoming a 38-10 deficit to win by a point. Then in the evening the Pacers, relegated to a regular season game with New Orleans, came back from a 14-point first quarter deficit to win by 17. So much drama for one day. Enough to spoi ...

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FOX Sports Indiana to Use Phantom Cam in Pacers-Pelicans Telecast

When fans tune into FOX Sports Indiana Saturday night to watch the Pacers and the New Orleans Pelicans do battle, they'll see unique technology implemented into the broadcast. FSI, which has seen their ratings soar along with the Pacers' success this season, will be utilizing FOX's Phantom Cam in a Pacers broadcast for the first time. The Phantom Cam debuted during the 2012 NLCS and World Series. FOX Sports ...

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Denari’s Den: Pacers’ Video Operations staff

Behind the scenes on the Pacers' basketball staff, there are plenty of individuals who do a tremendous amount of work not just during the regular season and playoffs, but the off-season as well. Two of those operate within the Pacers' Video Operations staff. Hansen Wong is the Video Coordinator and Jhared Simpson is his assistant. They join me in this week's addition of Denari's Den. ...

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