Author Archives: Scott Agness

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…

Sources: Pacers’ Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner will attend USA Basketball minicamp

USA Basketball

Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner will be in Las Vegas this week for USA Basketball minicamp as planned, leagues sources told VigilantSports.com. Both Pacers starters were named to the 35-man National Team roster on April 6th. This roster, featuring the best of the best in the NBA, must be whittled down to just 12 players for…

Andrew Luck arrives at Colts training camp in a Pacers t-shirt

Colts, Pacers, Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck lives in downtown Indianapolis and has fully embraced the city he has called home for six years — since the Colts used the top overall pick in 2012 to land their franchise quarterback. On Sunday, Luck arrived at training camp sporting a Pacers t-shirt. He attends many Pacers games each season, but is…

Yogi Ferrell discusses his camp, being a free agent, and what he expects in Sacramento

Yogi Ferrell, Sacramento Kings, Park Tudor School

After his annual basketball camp concluded, campers ranging from 8 to 16 years old lined up in the cafeteria hallway for one last moment of one-on-one time with Yogi Ferrell. Each camper went through the line, wrapping up with one familiar kid offering a special gift for Yogi: several Sacramento Kings hats, the first Kings…

VIDEO: Pacers rookie Alize Johnson buys his mom a car after signing his first NBA contract

Alize Johnson, Pacers, Chevrolet Suburban

Three days after signing his first NBA contract, Pacers rookie Alize Johnson gave his mother, Chanelle Johnson, a new car. Johnson is from Williamsport, Pennsylvania and he’s the oldest of eight kids. He has three brothers and four sisters. “When I’m running out there on the floor with that really high motor, it’s because of…