Latest Indiana Pacers News

Larry looks back: Bird on Magic, free agency and shooting 3s

Jun. 22, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

Larry Bird's place in NBA history stretches from the record book to the rule book. A Hall of Fame player later became a successful coach and team executive. Along the way, he watched free agency transform from something rarely discussed to practically a year-round conversation — with his own name one of...

Jazz upgrade roster with Conley trade instead of NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah took an alternate route to upgrade its roster rather than building through the NBA draft Thursday night. The Jazz sent the No. 23 pick to Memphis on Wednesday as part of a trade that will bring veteran point guard Mike Conley to Utah. Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen...

Pacers select European center with 18th pick in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Pritchard added one surprisingly big piece to the Indiana Pacers roster in the NBA draft. Then he started working ahead, planning for a possible exodus of free agents and potentially being without Victor Oladipo until January. Indiana's president of basketball operations selected...

Column: Metta World Peace finally finds his peace

May. 29, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

Metta World Peace needed to win a championship ring so his career wasn't defined only by one angry moment in Detroit. Before he could get it with the Los Angeles Lakers, though, World Peace had to heal his mind. The therapy had to come first if the former Ron Artest was to make it to Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals...

NBA bans Pacers' Evans for violating league anti-drug policy

May. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The league announced that Evans had been dismissed and disqualified on Friday. He can apply for reinstatement in 2021. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard declined...

Lakers officially announce Vogel's hiring as next coach

May. 13, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a multiyear...

AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

May. 11, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles...

AP Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

May. 9, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue. A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...

Pacers still uncertain about Oladipo's expected return

May. 1, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard says Victor Oladipo continues progressing from a right knee injury but remains uncertain when the All-Star guard will practice. Oladipo suffered a season-ending ruptured quad tendon Jan. 23. He did not even return to Indiana until the...

Indiana governor signs stadium, Pacers arena subsidy plan

Apr. 30, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dedication of nearly $400 million in public subsidies toward two Indianapolis sports stadium projects has been signed into law. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's office says he signed the bill Monday setting up financing plans for renovation of the Indiana Pacers' arena and construction...