Peter Dinwiddie promoted to Senior VP of Basketball Operations

In addition to hiring Chad Buchanan as General Manager, Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard promoted one of his key aides.

Peter Dinwiddie, the Pacers’ Vice President of Basketball Operations for the past five years, becomes the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations. His job shouldn’t change, but his title and (almost certainly) his compensation has been elevated.

“Peter’s expertise in all areas related to our basketball operations is impressive,” Pritchard said in a statement. “Among other things, his knowledge of the salary cap and issues related to that is imperative to the success of our organization. This isn’t a title change, it’s a well-earned promotion.”

Dinwiddie has a brilliant mind for the Collective Bargaining Agreement, with a new one taking effect on July 1. He also is involved in player evaluation, traveling to Treviso before the annual draft, Summer League in July, and more.

Dinwiddie was named to the IBJ’s Forty Under 40 in February.

Dinwiddie’s story has been documented at length on here. He’s an Indy native, a graduate of both Cathedral High School and Indiana University (1999). After earning his law degree from New England Law in 2004, he worked as a contract attorney for Finish Line.

That wasn’t fulfilling for him. He wanted to work in sports. So he left that job to join the ticket sales staff at Pacers Sports & Entertainment in 2006.

First in and last out each day, Dinwiddie quickly rose to the top and General Manager Donnie Walsh heard how there was an attorney working in the ticket sales department who was ahead of the pack. Soon, Walsh invited Dinwiddie to his office and gave him weekly assignments to complete. It was a test, and obviously Peter aced it.

Dinwiddie was the Director of Basketball Administration from 2008-2012, and then was promoted to Vice President of Basketball Operations under Larry Bird in 2012.

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