Author Archives: Scott Agness

Pacers wishing for a Christmas Day game soon

Darren Collison, Pacers

The Indiana Pacers won’t play on Christmas Day in 2018. They were not one of the 10 teams scheduled on what has become a showcase day full of hoops for The Association. That’s good news or bad news – depending on your perspective (and role). “I rather play. It’s a special day,” All-Star Victor Oladipo said…

David West reflects on his time in Indy, learning (and winning) with the Warriors, and what’s next

David West, Former Pacer

David West played an instrumental role in setting the foundation for a new era of Pacers basketball back in 2011. He was a free agent after spending his first eight seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans. He liked the opportunity and the Pacers’ vision, eventually taking less money to be part of what was a…

Victor Oladipo shares message of positivity, communication, and fun at two-day basketball camp

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

The first thing you may have noticed as you drove past Park Tudor School over the weekend was how the parking lot was filled. Cars were in the grass and beside curbs with every other spot already filled. It was a scene you may see in the fall or spring when hundreds of fans are…

Ep. 87: Coach David Grace on the Indiana Bruins

David Grace, UCLA Basketball

Former UCLA coach David Grace joins the Pacers Podcast to discuss the three recent draft picks out of UCLA.

Nate McMillan, Pacers agree to contract extension

Nate McMillan, Pacers, Kevin Pritchard

One of the Pacers’ offseason priorities is in the process of being finalized. With the draft, free agency, and summer league complete, team executives turned their attention to the contract of head coach Nate McMillan. He was promoted from associate head coach in 2016 and was prepared to enter his final season under his original…

Ep. 86: Joe Young is headed to China

Joe Young, Pacers, Nate McMillan, Myles Turner

Joe Young, the Pacers’ second-round pick in 2015, has found a new team. The 26-year-old guard has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Young told VigilantSports.com. “Got things finalized and just truly honored about this opportunity,” Young said. “Great team, great coach. I heard a…

Pacers assistants Bill Bayno, Popeye Jones spending time coaching overseas

Bill Bayno, Pacers, NBA Coaching

Two Pacers assistant coaches will head overseas in August for two separate NBA-sponsored coaching events. First, Bill Bayno is one of eight NBA assistants to help out in the NBA’s third annual game in Africa – which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa. Popeye Jones,…

J.J. Redick reveals how close he was to joining the Pacers

J.J. Redick, Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA sharpshooter J.J. Redick shared on his own podcast that he was “very close” to joining the Pacers in free agency this month. “I almost signed with Indy,” Redick said on a podcast published on July 25th (25:50 mark). “I was an hour away, two hours away. I was very close. I had a 5:00 pm…