Category Archives: Mad Ants

Pacers sign Ben Moore to two-way contract

Mad Ants forward Ben Moore signed a two-way contract with the Pacers on Friday. The deal is for the rest of this season, league sources told VigilantSports.com. This is the first season that two-way contracts have existed with the goal to improve the G League, salaries, and give players more opportunities. Players may sign for…

Pacers assign first player of the season to Mad Ants: Ike Anigbogu

Ike Anigbogu has been assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League. This timing is ideal as the Mad Ants have a four-game homestand over the next dozen days. Anigbogu is the first Pacer to be assigned to the Mad Ants this season. Alex Poythress and Edmond Sumner, both of whom are…

Pacers Last Week: Oct. 23 — Players vote captains, Al Jefferson discusses Hayward’s injury, Turner suffers concussion

A lot happens each week with the Pacers and it’s not easy to stay on top of it. Introducing a new weekly feature, Pacers Last Week, which should help keep you up-to-date on all things Pacers. Less than a week into the season and one head coach has already been fired, former Pacers guard Earl…

Mad Ants announce 2017 training camp roster

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the G League affiliate of the Pacers, have finalized their training camp roster. They are bringing 17 guys to camp, including one player from tryouts held last month. Among that group are the four players waived from Pacers training camp: DeQuan Jones, Trey McKinney-Jones, Ben Moore, and Jarrod Uthoff. Two-way…

FIRST LOOK: Mad Ants new Nike uniforms

The G League unveiled its new uniforms for the 2017-18 season on Monday. Just as the NBA switched to Nike from Adidas as the official uniform and apparel supplier, the G League and WNBA did as well. Uniforms worn by the 26 teams are outfitted with their individual logo and team colors, but the outline…

Ep. 64: Mad Ants GM Brian Levy, coach Steve Gansey

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Mad Ants of the NBA’s G League begin their third year under the operation of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. Owner Herb Simon purchased the franchise back in 2015, and most NBA teams later followed in owning their own development program. The connection between the Pacers and Mad Ants is now…

Chris Taylor takes on new role with the Mad Ants

Chris Taylor joined the Indiana Pacers back in 2012. Now, five years later, he’s taking on a new role under the Pacers Sports & Entertainment umbrella. Taylor has moved to Fort Wayne to become the Director of Basketball Operations for the Mad Ants, the Pacers’ G League affiliate run by General Manager Brian Levy. Taylor…

Mad Ants lose rights to Marquis Teague, Omari Johnson to Hustle in G League expansion draft

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants lost the player rights to guard Marquis Teague and forward Omari Johnson in the G League Expansion Draft, held on Wednesday afternoon. The Memphis Hustle acquired their rights. The Hustle were one of four teams, along with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (L.A. Clippers), Erie BayHawks (Atlanta) and Wisconsin Herd…