2008–09 Indiana Pacers season

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2008–09 Indiana Pacers season
Head coach Jim O'Brien
Arena Conseco Fieldhouse
Results
Record 36–46 (.439)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Midwest
Radio WFNI
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

The 2008–09 Indiana Pacers season was the 42nd season of the franchise, 33rd in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

On July 9 the Pacers officially announced they had made two trades, the most notable being the trade of former All Star forward Jermaine O'Neal in exchange for Toronto Raptors players T. J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, Maceo Baston and Roy Hibbert who was the 17th pick on the 2008 NBA draft. The Raptors also received Nathan Jawai who was the 41st pick in the draft. Also in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Pacers acquired Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts and Brandon Rush who was the 13th pick in the draft. The Pacers traded away Ike Diogu and Jerryd Bayless who was the 11th pick in the draft.[1] With the Pacers missing the playoffs for the last two seasons and reaching just the first round before that, a change was needed in Indianapolis. Having been with the Pacers for the past eight years, O'Neal's tenure was marred by numerous injuries which saw him miss 40 games last season and 31 during the 2005-06 season.[2]

Draft picks[edit]

  • The 6-foot-10 Nathan Jawai is the first indigenous player from Australia to be drafted by an NBA team.[3]
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Jerryd Bayless (Traded to Portland)[4] Point guard  United States Arizona
2 41 Nathan Jawai (Traded to Toronto)[5] Power forward  Australia Cairns Taipans

Roster[edit]

Indiana Pacers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 9 United States Baston, Maceo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
SG 6 United States Daniels, Marquis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
PG 12 United States Diener, Travis 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Marquette
SF 17 United States Dunleavy, Mike 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Duke
PG 5 United States Ford, T. J. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Texas
F/C 10 United States Foster, Jeff 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Texas State
SG 23 United States Graham, Stephen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oklahoma State
SF 33 United States Granger, Danny 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 228 lb (103 kg) New Mexico
C 55 United States Hibbert, Roy 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 278 lb (126 kg) Georgetown
PG 1 United States Jack, Jarrett 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Georgia Tech
PF 32 United States McRoberts, Josh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Duke
PF 3 United States Murphy, Troy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Notre Dame
C 8 Slovenia Nesterović, Rasho 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Slovenia
SG 25 United States Rush, Brandon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Kansas
PG 11 United States Tinsley, Jamaal 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Iowa State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2008-10-11

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Jeff Foster Roy Hibbert Radoslav Nesterović
PF Troy Murphy Josh McRoberts Maceo Baston
SF Danny Granger Mike Dunleavy Marquis Daniels
SG Jarrett Jack Stephen Graham Brandon Rush
PG T. J. Ford Travis Diener Jamaal Tinsley

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805 39–2 27–14 13–3 82
x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 25 28–13 13–28 9–7 82
x-Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 27 21–20 18–23 7–9 82
Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30 25–16 11–30 7–9 82
Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 32 22–19 12–29 4–12 82
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805
2 y-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 4
3 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 7
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 47 35 .573 19
5 x-Miami Heat 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 25
8 x-Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 27
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 Charlotte Bobcats 35 47 .427 31
11 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
12 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 32
13 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 33
14 New York Knicks 32 50 .390 34
15 Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 47

Game log[edit]

2008–09 game log
2012–13 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Source: [6]

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 9, 2008[7] To Indiana Pacers
T. J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovič, Maceo Baston and the rights to Roy Hibbert
To Toronto Raptors
Jermaine O'Neal and the rights to Nathan Jawai

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pacers announce two trades; acquire seven players
  2. ^ Raptors formally announce acquisition of Jermaine O'Neal, re-sign Calderon[dead link]
  3. ^ http://scoreboards.canoe.ca/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=canoe&page=nba/news/newstest.aspx?id=4164165
  4. ^ "Pacers trade Bayless to Portland". Indianapolis Star. 2008-06-26. Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  5. ^ Monteverde, Marco (2008-06-27). "Nathan Jawai set for Toronto after NBA draft deal". Courier-Mail. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. 
  7. ^ "Jermaine O'Neal confirms trade to Raptors". CBC Sports. 2008-06-26. Archived from the original on 8 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-08.