Pacers’ ties to the Trail Blazers run deep

Over the last year we’ve had Indy West (Utah Jazz) and Pacers South (Orlando Magic).

Now, the Pacers are Blazers East.

The Portland Trail Blazers are in Indy for their only visit this season, and there are more than a dozen connections between to the two teams.

[Myles Turner doubtful to play due to sore neck]

For the Pacers:

For the Trail Blazers:

  • Head coach Terry Stotts – Born in Bloomington
  • Pat Connaughton – Notre Dame, 2011-2015
  • Noah Vonleh – Indiana, 2013-14
  • Caleb Swanigan – 2015 Indiana Mr. Basketball, Purdue (2015-17)
  • Evan Turner – Pacers, 2014
  • Kevin Calabro (TV play-by-play) – Ben Davis High School, Butler
  • Brooke Olzendam (TV sideline reporter) – Former Pacers sideline reporter on FOX Sports Indiana, 2011-14
  • Cody Sharrett (Digital Content Manager) – Indiana University student, 2008-12

Well played, Cody.

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