2011–12 Indiana Pacers season

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2011–12 Indiana Pacers season
Head coach Frank Vogel
Arena Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Results
Record 42–24 (.636)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Indiana
Radio WFNI
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 Indiana Pacers season was the 44th season of the franchise, and its 35th in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Pacers finished the regular season with a 42–24 record and secured a spot in the 2012 NBA Playoffs as the 3rd best team in the Eastern Conference. After eliminating the Orlando Magic in the first round, Indiana lost in the East semifinals series against the Miami Heat in six games.

Key dates[edit]

  • December 26: The regular season started with a win against the Detroit Pistons.

2011 NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 15 Kawhi Leonard SF  United States San Diego State
2 42 Dāvis Bertāns SF  Latvia Union Olimpija

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Indiana Pacers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 17 Amundson, Louis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1982–12–07 UNLV
G 28 Barbosa, Leandro 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1982–11–28 Brazil
G 2 Collison, Darren 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1987–08–23 UCLA
C 44 Fesenko, Kyrylo 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1986–12–24 Ukraine
C 10 Foster, Jeff Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 236 lb (107 kg) 1977-01-16 Texas State
G/F 24 George, Paul 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1990–05–02 Fresno State
F 33 Granger, Danny (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1983–04–20 New Mexico
F 50 Hansbrough, Tyler 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1985–11–03 North Carolina
C 55 Hibbert, Roy 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1986–12–11 Georgetown
G 3 Hill, George 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1986–05–04 IUPUI
G/F 1 Jones, Dahntay 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1980–12–27 Duke
F/C 29 Pendergraph, Jeff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–04–29 Arizona State
G 12 Price, A. J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1986–10–07 Connecticut
G 6 Stephenson, Lance 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–09–05 Cincinnati
F 21 West, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1980–08–29 Xavier
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Josh Corbeil
  • Carl Eaton
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Shawn Windle

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Roy Hibbert Louis Amundson Kyrylo Fesenko Jeff Foster
PF David West Tyler Hansbrough Jeff Pendergraph
SF Danny Granger Dahntay Jones
SG Paul George Leandro Barbosa Lance Stephenson
PG George Hill Darren Collison A.J. Price

Pre-season[edit]

Due to the 2011 NBA lockout negotiations, the programmed pre-season schedule, along with the first two weeks of the regular season were scrapped, and a two-game pre-season was set for each team once the lockout concluded.

2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
z-Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758 26–7 24–9 13–1
x-Indiana Pacers 42 24 .636 8 23–10 19–14 9–4
Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 .470 19 17–16 14–19 7–8
Detroit Pistons 25 41 .379 25 18–15 7–26 4–11
Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 29 11–22 10–23 3–12
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758
2 y-Miami Heat 46 20 .697 4
3 x-Indiana Pacers 42 24 .636 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 11
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 40 26 .606 10
6 x-Orlando Magic 37 29 .561 13
7 x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 14
8 x-Philadelphia 76ers 35 31 .530 15
9 Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 .470 19
10 Detroit Pistons 25 41 .379 25
11 Toronto Raptors 23 43 .348 27
12 New Jersey Nets 22 44 .333 28
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 29
14 Washington Wizards 20 46 .303 30
15 Charlotte Bobcats 7 59 .106 43

Game log[edit]

2011–12 game log
Total: 42–24 (Home: 23–10; Road: 19–14)
2011–12 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2012 playoff game log
2012 playoff 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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Amundson, LouisLouis Amundson 60 0 12.6 .430 .427 3.7 .2 .5 .7 3.6
Barbosa, LeandroLeandro Barbosa 22 0 19.8 .399 .424 .758 2.2 1.5 .9 .0 8.9
Collison, DarrenDarren Collison 60 56 31.3 .440 .362 .830 3.1 4.8 .8 .2 10.4
Fesenko, KyryloKyrylo Fesenko 3 0 5.7 .400 .667 3.0 .3 .7 .0 2.7
Foster, JeffJeff Foster 11 0 12.8 .500 1.000 .667 3.8 .4 .7 .1 2.3
George, PaulPaul George 66 66 29.7 .440 .385 .802 5.6 2.4 1.6 .6 12.1
Granger, DannyDanny Granger 62 62 33.3 .416 .381 .873 5.0 1.8 1.0 .6 18.7
Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough 66 0 21.8 .405 .000 .813 4.4 .5 .8 .1 9.3
Hibbert, RoyRoy Hibbert 65 65 29.8 .497 .000 .711 8.8 1.7 .5 2.0 12.8
Hill, GeorgeGeorge Hill 50 9 25.5 .442 .367 .778 3.0 2.9 .8 .3 9.6
Jones, DahntayDahntay Jones 65 3 16.2 .409 .429 .838 1.8 1.0 .4 .2 5.3
Pendergraph, JeffJeff Pendergraph 20 1 5.3 .417 .571 1.7 .2 .2 .1 1.7
Price, A. J.A. J. Price 44 1 12.9 .339 .295 .800 1.4 2.0 .5 .0 3.9
Stephenson, LanceLance Stephenson 42 1 10.5 .376 .133 .471 1.3 1.1 .5 .1 2.5
West, DavidDavid West 66 66 29.2 .487 .222 .807 6.6 2.1 .8 .7 12.8

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Amundson, LouisLouis Amundson 11 0 8.5 .522 .500 2.1 .2 .2 .5 2.5
Barbosa, LeandroLeandro Barbosa 11 0 20.3 .370 .150 .500 2.2 1.3 .5 .1 5.7
Collison, DarrenDarren Collison 11 0 18.6 .514 .364 .870 1.3 3.0 1.3 .0 8.7
George, PaulPaul George 11 11 33.7 .389 .268 .786 6.6 2.4 1.6 .4 9.7
Granger, DannyDanny Granger 11 11 38.2 .397 .356 .821 5.6 2.5 .6 .4 17.0
Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough 11 0 14.9 .340 .667 3.2 .5 .5 .5 4.4
Hibbert, RoyRoy Hibbert 11 11 30.9 .500 1.000 .667 11.2 1.1 .4 3.1 11.7
Hill, GeorgeGeorge Hill 11 11 31.5 .448 .375 .848 2.3 2.9 1.2 .3 13.5
Jones, DahntayDahntay Jones 7 0 8.3 .222 .222 1.000 1.0 .4 .4 .1 2.4
Pendergraph, JeffJeff Pendergraph 4 0 2.3 .333 .5 .0 .0 .0 .5
Price, A. J.A. J. Price 4 0 1.8 .500 .5 .3 .0 .0 .5
Stephenson, LanceLance Stephenson 4 0 3.0 .222 .500 .500 .0 .3 .0 .0 1.5
West, DavidDavid West 11 11 37.8 .446 .818 8.5 2.0 .7 .5 15.3

Awards[edit]

  • Head coach Frank Vogel was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for April.[4]

All-Star[edit]

Disciplinary actions[edit]

  • Head coach Frank Vogel was fined USD 15,000 before the playoff series against the Miami Heat began, after making comments about the officiating.[8]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2011 To Indiana Pacers
George Hill
To San Antonio Spurs
Draft rights to Kawhi Leonard
Draft rights to Erazem Lorbek
Draft rights to Dāvis Bertāns
December 19, 2011 To Indiana Pacers
Louis Amundson
To Golden State Warriors
Brandon Rush
March 15, 2012 To Indiana Pacers
Leandro Barbosa
To Toronto Raptors
Conditional 2012 second round draft pick.
Cash considerations.

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
West, DavidDavid West December 13 New Orleans Hornets
Kyrylo Fesenko March 23 Utah Jazz
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Jones, SolomonSolomon Jones January 3 Los Angeles Clippers
McRoberts, JoshJosh McRoberts December 14 Los Angeles Lakers

Many players signed with teams from other leagues due to the 2011 NBA lockout. FIBA allows players under NBA contracts to sign and play for teams from other leagues if the contracts have opt-out clauses that allow the players to return to the NBA if the lockout ends.[9] The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.[10]

Played in other leagues during lockout
Player Date signed New team Opt-out clause
T. J. Ford November 22 KK Zagreb (Croatia) Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Archived from the original on 30 October 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ Pacers grab playoff berth, blow away Cavs, 102-83, The Indianapolis Star. April 13, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  3. ^ Pacers finish off Magic, win first playoff series in seven years, Sports Illustrated. May 8, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "Pacers' Vogel, Grizzlies' Hollins named Coaches of the Month". NBA.com. April 27, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indiana's Larry Bird named 2011–12 Executive of the Year". NBA.com. NBA.com. May 16, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pacers' Bird named NBA's top exec". CNN Sports Illustrated. May 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Bucks' Sanders out two games for fracas against Pacers, Chicago Tribune. April 20, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  8. ^ NBA fines Pacers coach Frank Vogel $15,000 for comments about officiating Heat, CBS Sports. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  9. ^ "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  10. ^ Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011.