September 10, 1996 |
Penn's Ira Bowman, last season's Ivy League Player of the Year, is on the verge of signing a free-agent contract with the Indiana Pacers. The 6-5 Bowman has been playing professionally in Australia, but attended the Pacers' summer camp during a break in the schedule. He spent two seasons at Penn after transferring from Providence. Last season, he led the Quakers in scoring (16.4 points), field goal percentage (45.4), assists (5.3) and steals (2.1). "He can make plays and pass," said Donnie Walsh, the Pacers' president.
September 16, 1999 |
Indiana Pacers coach Larry Bird confirmed he is calling it quits after the upcoming season. "This will be my last year," Bird said while hyping his new book, "Bird Watching: On Playing and Coaching The Game I Love. " "I signed a three-year deal. I've always thought three years for a coach was long enough. " The Pacers hope Bird remains with the franchise in a front-office capacity, perhaps succeeding Donnie Walsh as president. Bird said he was uncertain about his future, adding, "I'll wait until next summer.
April 24, 1997 |
Pat Croce phoned Indiana Pacers president Donnie Walsh yesterday and obtained permission to speak to coach Larry Brown. Croce, the 76ers' president, is in search of replacements for coach Johnny Davis and general manager Brad Greenberg, both of whom were fired Sunday. Brown, a coach in the ABA, NBA and NCAA since 1972-73, has built a record of 190-138 in four seasons with the Pacers, and taken them to the Eastern finals in 1994-95 and '95-96. Brown, 56, has two years remaining on his contract, but also has been contacted by the Boston Celtics.
July 16, 2011 |
Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski will interview for the same position with the Toronto Raptors early next month, an NBA source told the Daily News. The Raptors got in touch with Stefanski before the team's sale to a group led by Joshua Harris was even reported in June. Stefanski is among the "front-runners" for the job, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday, also identifying former New Orleans GM Jeff Bower and San Antonio assistant GM Dennis Lindsey. Bryan Colangelo recently received a contract extension as Toronto's president of basketball operations and has operated without a GM. He is searching for another person to handle some of the workload.
September 1, 2000 |
A day after acquiring Shawn Kemp, the Portland Trail Blazers beefed up their front line some more yesterday, getting Dale Davis from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for unhappy Jermaine O'Neal. Indiana also gets Joe Kleine, the Blazers' 38-year-old backup center. Kleine was signed to a three-year contract, with the first year guaranteed. On Wednesday, Portland acquired Kemp from Cleveland in a three-team deal that sent Brian Grant to Miami. Davis, who helped lead the Pacers to the NBA Finals against the Lakers, averaged 10 points and 9.9 rebounds, leading Indiana in rebounding for the seventh straight year and making his first All-Star team.
November 29, 1997 |
In an attempt at self-deprecating humor, Larry Brown suggested Indiana Pacers fans should be happy to see him come in with the 76ers tomorrow afternoon. "When I left, they were able to get Larry Bird [as their new coach]," the first-year Sixers coach said. Brown insisted he is not looking forward to his first visit to Indianapolis, where he coached the Pacers the four previous seasons, twice taking them to the NBA's Eastern finals. "It was an emotional situation when I left," Brown said.
June 12, 2000 |
The Indiana Pacers went into last night's Game 3 of the best-of-seven NBA Finals knowing this series could be their last as a team. Six players - Jalen Rose, Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Austin Croshere, Mark Jackson and Sam Perkins - are in the last year of their contracts, and the Pacers have indicated they are ready to make wholesale changes to their roster. However, Rose, who has been labeled by general manager Donnie Walsh as the club's No. 1 re-signing priority, isn't fretting.
February 9, 1994 |
In the Indiana Pacers' scheme of things, try picturing Lionel Simmons as a latter-day Detlef Schrempf, a versatile, big-minutes sixth man. That could be why Pacers general manager Donnie Walsh has had preliminary discussions with the Sacramento Kings about the possibility of acquiring Simmons, the 6-7 former La Salle University All-America. "We've talked, I think both sides are serious," Walsh confirmed yesterday. Or maybe one side is more serious than the other. "I'd be very surprised if there's a trade between the Pacers and the Kings," said Jerry Reynolds, who has resigned his position as the Kings' GM but is continuing to work while ownership searches for a successor.
June 10, 1993 |
Former 76ers coach Doug Moe could be back in the NBA next season. Larry Brown, the new coach of the Indiana Pacers, has spoken with Moe about the possibility of becoming an assistant coach. Brown, Moe and Pacers general manager Donnie Walsh were college teammates at North Carolina and have remained close friends. "But (Moe) said he would only do home games," Brown said before leaving for the league's predraft camp in Chicago this week. Moe, preparing to vacation in Las Vegas and Maui, managed a record of 19-37 last season before being fired by the Sixers.
April 3, 1986 |
Billy Cunningham, by now, could easily have been back in the NBA. The Daily News has learned that Cunningham, the former coach of the 76ers, was approached about an opportunity to join the Indiana Pacers in an unspecified executive capacity, and that he had at least one discussion with owner Herb Simon about the future of the struggling franchise. Cunningham said that he "felt complimented," but that he had no interest. "I have no role with the Indiana Pacers," Cunningham said.