Indiana Pacers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1969-05-07 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • 1970-05-25 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 1972-05-20 5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat NY Nets, 4 games to 2
  • 1973-05-12 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3
  • 1974-10-18 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121
  • 1975-05-22 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • 1976-06-17 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • 1979-09-12 Indiana Pacers cut Ann Meyers, 1st woman on an NBA club
  • 1983-02-18 Indiana Pacers lose, 121-94 in Milwaukee; begin a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • 1983-12-22 Indiana Pacers win, 133-132 in Denver to end a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road

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1986-01-10 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 34,000th career point during 124-102 win over Indiana Pacers; only NBA player to reach the milestone at that time; remains all-time leader (38,387)

  • 1987-01-02 Indiana Pacers beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 116-106 to give coach Jack Ramsay his 800th NBA victory; at the time Ramsey is one of only 2 coaches (with Red Auerbach) to reach milestone
  • 1990-01-15 Golden State coach Don Nelson becomes 2nd man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games both as a player and coach (joining Lenny Wilkens) as the Warriors lose to the Indiana Pacers, 144-105
  • 1990-01-24 LAs' Pat Riley becomes the 13th and fastest coach to reach the 500-victory plateau as the Lakers down the Indiana Pacers, 120-111; Riley (500-184) surpasses Don Nelson (500-317) to reach milestone
  • 1990-11-03 Atlanta Hawks' center Moses Malone sets an NBA record for free throws made in a career by hitting 7-of-9 in a 121-120 win over Indiana Pacers at the Omni; passes Oscar Robinson's record (7,694)
  • 1994-06-01 Indiana guard Reggie Miller drills an NBA Playoff record 5 three-pointers in the 4th quarter of the Pacers’ 93-86 win over host New York Knicks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals
  • 1995-01-07 Larry Brown posts his 500th career NBA coaching victory, following the Indiana Pacers' 88-83 road win at the Houston Rockets

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1995-03-19 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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1998-01-18 Larry Bird returns to Boston as head coach of the Indiana Pacers for the first time, as former Celtics center Robert Parish is honoured by having his No. 00 raised to the Fleet Center rafters

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

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2000-06-19 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2, Shaquille O'Neal MVP

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2014-08-01 Indiana Pacers NBA super-star Paul George suffers a gruesome compound fracture of his lower right leg in a Team USA scrimmage

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1954-08-20 Quinn Buckner, American College Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Indiana Uni; Olympic gold 1976; Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers) and coach (Dallas Mavericks), born in Phoenix, Illinois
  • 1959-05-01 Eddie Johnson, American basketball guard/forward (NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1989; Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-08-19 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1959-10-27 Rick Carlisle, American basketball guard and head coach (Dallas Mavericks 2008-19; Indiana Pacers; NBA Coach of the Year 2002, Detroit Pistons), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • 1963-01-21 Detlef Schrempf, German NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • 1963-07-30 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-08-03 Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and head coach (Indiana Pacers 2016-19; Portland, Seattle; NBA steals leader 1994), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1965-02-28 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • 1965-04-01 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-04-29 Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1965-08-24 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Olympic gold 1996), born in Riverside, California
  • 1966-01-23 Haywoode Workman, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1966-07-04 Adrian Caldwell, American NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers), born in Falls County, Texas
  • 1966-08-23 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1966-10-10 Derrick McKey, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1968-10-14 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1968-10-31 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1969-03-25 Dale Davis, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1972-07-12 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1972-09-11 Mark Pope, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972-10-15 Fred Hoiberg, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1973-01-30 Jalen Rose, American basketball player (Indiana Pacers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973-06-21 Frank Vogel, American basketball head coach (LA Lakers 2019, Indiana Pacers 2011-16; Orlando Magic 2016-18), born in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
  • 1975-05-01 Austin Croshere, American basketball forward (Indiana Pacers) and broadcaster (Fox Sports Indiana Pacers analyst), born Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 2020-05-07 Mike Storen, American sports executive (Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks; ABA Commissioner 1973-76), dies from cancer at 84