|Founded||1967 (joined NBA in 1976)|
|Arena||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|Team colors||Navy, Gold, Silver, White
|General manager||Kevin Pritchard|
|Head coach||Frank Vogel|
|D-League affiliate||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
ABA: 3 (1970, 1972, 1973)
ABA: 5 (1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975)
NBA: 1 (2000)
ABA: 3 (1969, 1970, 1971)
NBA: 5 (1995, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2013)
The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are members of the Central Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Pacers were established in 1967 as members of the American Basketball Association (ABA). They joined the NBA, in 1976 as part of the ABA-NBA merger. They played at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum and Market Square Arena before moving to their current home, Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Pacers have had great success since being established. They've contended in the playoffs for various years. They were, in fact referred to as a dynasty in the ABA. They've won three championships, all in the ABA. The Pacers were Eastern Conference champions in 2000. In total, the team has won six conference titles and eight division titles. Five Hall of Fame players, including Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Chris Mullin, Alex English, Mel Daniels, and Roger Brown played with the Pacers for multiple seasons.
Franchise history 
1967–1976: ABA dynasty 
In early 1967, a group of six investors (among them attorney Richard Tinkham, John DeVoe, Chuck DeVoe, sports agent Chuck Barnes and Indianapolis Star sports writer Bob Collins) pooled their resources to purchase a franchise in the proposed American Basketball Association. The Pacers name came from a combination of the state's history with harness racing pacers and the Indianapolis 500 pace car.
For their first seven years, they played in the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum, now called the Pepsi Coliseum. In 1974, they moved to the plush new Market Square Arena in downtown Indianapolis, where they stayed for 25 years.
Early in the Pacers' second season, former Indiana Hoosiers standout Bob "Slick" Leonard became the team's head coach, replacing Larry Staverman. Leonard quickly turned the Pacers into a juggernaut. His teams were buoyed by the great play of superstars such as Jimmy Rayl, Mel Daniels, George McGinnis, Bob Netolicky, Rick Mount and Roger Brown. The Pacers were – and ended – as the most successful team in ABA history, winning three ABA Championships in four years. In all, they appeared in the ABA Finals five times in the league's nine-year history: a feat that was never bettered by any other ABA franchise.
1976–1987: Early NBA struggles 
The Pacers were one of four ABA teams that joined the NBA in the ABA-NBA merger in 1976. For the 1976–77 season the Pacers were joined in the merged league by the New York Nets, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs of the ABA. Financially, the Pacers were by far the weakest of the four ABA refugees. Indeed, they were on far weaker financial footing than the team acknowledged to be the last ABA team left out of the expansion, the Kentucky Colonels. However, the Colonels were shut out because the Chicago Bulls owned the NBA rights to the Colonels' best player, Artis Gilmore, and wouldn't have allowed the merger to go through unless the Colonels were left out.
The Pacers' financial troubles dated back to their waning days in the ABA; they already begun selling off some of their star players in the last ABA season. They were further weakened by the price required to join the NBA. The league charged a $3.2 million dollar entry fee to each former ABA team. Because the NBA would only agree to accept four ABA teams in the ABA-NBA merger, the Pacers and the three other surviving ABA teams also had to compensate the two remaining ABA franchises which were not a part of the merger. The new NBA teams also were barred from sharing in national TV revenues for four years.
As a result of the steep price they paid to join the NBA, the Pacers were in a dire financial situation. It took a $100,000 contribution from a group of local businesses to keep the franchise going through June 1977. The team announced that unless season-ticket sales reached 8,000 by the end of July 1977, the club would be sold to someone who might take the franchise elsewhere. WTTV, which was the television flagship for Pacers' games at the time, offered to hold a 16.5 hour telethon to keep the team in Indiana. The telethon began on the night of July 3, 1977, and the next day, 10 minutes before the show was set to go off the air, it was announced that team officials had reached the 8,000-ticket goal. In part because of the telethon, the Pacers' average attendance jumped from 7,615 during the 1976–77 season to 10,982 during the 1977–78 season.
The Pacers finished their inaugural NBA season with a record of 36–46. Pacers Billy Knight and Don Buse represented Indiana in the NBA All-Star Game. However, this was one of the few bright spots of the Pacers' first 13 years in the NBA. During this time, they had only three non-losing seasons and only two playoff appearances.
A lack of year-to-year continuity became the norm for most of the next decade, as they traded away Knight and Buse before the 1977–78 season even started. They acquired Adrian Dantley in exchange for Knight, but Dantley (who was averaging nearly 27 points per game at the time) was traded in December, while the Pacers' second-leading scorer, John Williamson, was dealt in January.
The early Pacers came out on the short end of two of the most one-sided trades in NBA history. In 1980, they traded Alex English to the Nuggets in order to reacquire former ABA star George McGinnis. McGinnis was long past his prime, and contributed very little during his two-year return. English, in contrast, went on to become one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. The next year, they traded a 1984 draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for center Tom Owens. Owens only played one year for the Pacers with little impact. This trade looked even more horrendous three years later. In 1983–84, the Pacers finished with the worst record in the Eastern Conference, which would have given the Pacers the second overall pick in the draft—the pick that that the Blazers famously used to select Sam Bowie while Michael Jordan was still available. As a result of the Owens trade, they were left as bystanders in the midst of one of the deepest drafts in NBA history—including such future stars as Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Perkins, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton.
Clark Kellogg was drafted by the Pacers in the 1982 and showed tremendous promise, finishing second in the Rookie of the Year voting, but the Pacers finished the 1982–83 season with their all-time worst record of 20–62, and won only 26 games the following season. After winning 22 games in 1984–85 and 26 games in 1985–86, Jack Ramsay replaced George Irvine as coach and led the Pacers to a 41–41 record in 1986–87 and only their second playoff appearance as an NBA team. Chuck Person, nicknamed "The Rifleman" for his renowned long-range shooting, led the team in scoring as a rookie and won NBA Rookie of the Year honors. Their first playoff win in NBA franchise history was earned in Game 3 of their first-round, best-of-five series against the Atlanta Hawks, but it was their only victory in that series, as the Hawks defeated them in four games.
1987–2005: The Reggie Miller era 
Reggie Miller was drafted by the Pacers in 1987, beginning his career as a backup to John Long. Many fans at the time disagreed with Miller's selection over Indiana Hoosiers' standout Steve Alford. The Pacers missed the playoffs in 1987–88, drafted Rik Smits in the 1988 NBA Draft, and suffered through a disastrous 1988–89 season in which coach Jack Ramsay stepped down following an 0–7 start. Mel Daniels and George Irvine filled in on an interim basis before Dick Versace took over the 6–23 team on the way to a 28–54 finish. In February 1989, the team managed to make a trade that would eventually pay off, as they traded veteran center Herb Williams to the Dallas Mavericks for future NBA 6th Man-of-the Year Detlef Schrempf.
Between 1989 - 1993, the Pacers would play at or near .500 and qualify for the playoffs. Despite four straight first round exits, this period was highlighted by a competitive first round series with the Boston Celtics in 1991 that went to Game 5. The Pacers lost 3-2 and were swept the following season by the Celtics. In 1993, they lost 3-1 to their new rival the New York Knicks. Larry Brown was brought on as Pacers' coach for the 1993–94 season, and Pacers' general manager Donnie Walsh completed a highly-criticized (at the time) trade as he sent Schrempf to the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for Derrick McKey and little known Gerald Paddio. But the Pacers, who began the season in typically average fashion, won their last eight games of the season to finish with an NBA-era franchise-high 47 wins. They stormed past Shaquille O'Neal and the Orlando Magic in a first-round sweep to earn their first NBA playoff series win, and pulled off an upset by defeating the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the Conference Semifinals.
It was during the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals that the Pacers—particularly Reggie Miller—finally became a household name. With the series tied 2–2 going into game 5 in New York, Miller had the first of many legendary playoff performances. With the Pacers trailing the Knicks by 15 points early in the 4th quarter, Miller scored 25 points in the 4th quarter, including five 3-point field goals. Miller also famously flashed the choke sign to the Knicks' number one fan, Spike Lee, while leading the Pacers to the improbable come from behind victory. The Knicks ultimately came back to win the next two games and the series, but Reggie became an NBA superstar overnight. Miller was a tri-captain and leading scorer of the USA Basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1994 FIBA World Championship.
Mark Jackson joined the team in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, giving the team a steady hand at the point guard position that had been lacking in recent years. The Pacers enjoyed a 52–30 campaign in 1994–95, giving them their first Central Division title and first 50+ win season since the ABA days. The team swept the Hawks in the first round, before another meeting with the rival Knicks in the Conference Semi-finals. Again, it was up to Miller to provide some fireworks. This time, with the Pacers down six points with 16.4 seconds remaining in Game 1, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to help secure a two point victory. The Pacers beat the Knicks in seven games and pushed the Magic to seven games before falling in the Eastern Conference Finals.
In the 1997–98 NBA season Larry Bird coached the team, under whom they posted a new franchise record, finishing 58–24, a 19-game improvement from the previous season. Chris Mullin joined the team in the offseason and immediately became a valuable part of the Pacers lineup—and starting small forward. Assistant coaches Rick Carlisle, in charge of the offense, and Dick Harter, who coached the defense, were key in getting the most out of the Pacers' role players such as Dale Davis, Antonio Davis and Derrick McKey. Miller and Rik Smits both made the All-Star team that year, and in the playoffs, the Pacers breezed past the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks before falling to the Chicago Bulls in an epic seven-game Eastern Conference Final.
In the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season, the Pacers won the Central Division with a 33–17 record and swept the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers before falling to the Knicks in a six-game Eastern Conference Finals. The Pacers traded forward Antonio Davis to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for first-round draft choice Jonathan Bender, which remains to this day a subject of controversy among Pacers fans. But in the Playoffs, after a 56–26 regular season, the Pacers survived the upset-minded Bucks in round one, handled the 76ers in the second round and finally broke through to the NBA Finals by virtue of a six-game East Finals victory over the New York Knicks.
Their first NBA Finals appearance was against the Los Angeles Lakers, who proved too much as they ended Indiana's Championship hopes in six games. However, the Pacers dealt Los Angeles their worst playoff defeat up to that time by a margin of 33 points in Game five.
In the midseason of 2001–02, the Pacers made a blockbuster trade with the Chicago Bulls that sent Jalen Rose and Travis Best to Chicago in exchange for Brad Miller, Ron Artest, Kevin Ollie and Ron Mercer. Miller and Artest would, in the next few years, go on to be All-Stars for the Pacers. The trade bolstered a team that had been floundering, and the Pacers managed to return to the playoffs, where they pushed the top-seeded New Jersey Nets to five games before losing Game 5 in double overtime. Jermaine O'Neal made his first of what would be several All-Star appearances that year, which erased doubt that trading the veteran, Dale Davis, to the Portland Trail Blazers for him was a good idea.
2003–2010: Decline and rebuilding period 
Toward the end of a Pacers victory over the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 19, 2004, the Pacers' Ron Artest committed a hard foul against Ben Wallace. Wallace retaliated with a hard push, and the situation escalated to a full-scale brawl, with fans and several Pacers taking part. While Artest defiantly laid atop the scorer's table, Piston fan John Green threw a cup of beer at Artest, causing him to charge into the stands. Stephen Jackson followed him into the stands while Jermaine O'Neal struck a fan who came onto the court. The game was called off with 46 seconds left on the clock and the Pacers left the floor amid a shower of beer and other beverages that rained down from the stands.
Several of the involved players were suspended by NBA Commissioner David Stern. Artest was suspended for the rest of the regular season and playoffs, a total of 73 games—the longest suspension for an on-court incident in NBA history. Other suspensions included Jackson (suspended for 30 games), O'Neal (25 games), Wallace (6 games) and the Pacers' Anthony Johnson (5 games) (O'Neal's suspension was later reduced to 15 games by arbitrator Roger Kaplan, a decision that was upheld by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels). O'Neal was charged with two counts of assault and battery, while Artest, Jackson, Johnson and David Harrison were charged with one count each.
After the brawl and suspensions that followed, the Pacers fell downward into the Central Division. They went from a legitimate title contender to a team that hovered around .500 in winning percentage. The Pistons eventually became the Central Division champions. Despite the difficulties with the suspensions and injuries, the Pacers earned a sixth seed in the playoffs with a record of 44–38. An important reason for their strong finish was the re-acquisition of Dale Davis, who had been released by the New Orleans Hornets after being traded there by the Golden State Warriors. He played the final 25 games of the regular season and every playoff game, contributing a strong presence at center. And Davis' signing coincided with an injury to Jermaine O'Neal that would knock him out for virtually the remainder of the regular season—indeed, O'Neal's first missed game due to his injury was Davis' first game back with the Pacers.
Despite the adversity they had gone through, the Pacers made the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years. In the first round, Indiana defeated the Atlantic Division champion Boston Celtics in seven games, winning Game 7 in Boston by the decisive margin of 97–70, just the third time the Celtics had dropped a Game 7 at home. The Pacers then advanced to the second-round against the Detroit Pistons, in a rematch of the previous year's Eastern Conference Finals. The series featured games back at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the scene of the brawl that many assumed at the time had effectively ended the Pacers' season. After losing Game 1, the Pacers won the next two games to take a 2–1 lead. However, the Pacers could not repeat their victories against the Pistons and lost the next 3 games, losing the series 4–2. The final game (Game 6) was on May 19, 2005; Reggie Miller, in his final NBA game, scored 27 points and received a huge standing ovation from the crowd. Despite Miller's effort, the Pacers lost, sending Miller into retirement without an NBA Championship in his 18-year career, all with the Pacers. Miller had his No. 31 jersey retired by the Pacers on March 30, 2006 when the Pacers played the Phoenix Suns.
Despite the loss of Miller, the Artest saga, and many key injuries the Pacers made the playoffs in 2006 for the 14th time in 15 years. They also were the only road team to win Game 1 of a first-round playoff series. However New Jersey won game 2 to tie the series at 1–1 heading back to Indiana. In game 3 Jermaine O'Neal scored 37 points as the Pacers regained a 2–1 series lead. The Nets, however, won games four and five to take a 3–2 series lead. In Game 6 Anthony Johnson scored 40 points but the Pacers' season came to an end as the Nets won 96–90.
The Pacers finished the 2006–07 season as one of the worst seasons in team history. For the Pacers, who finished with a 35–47 record, nearly everything that could have gone wrong did. The turning point of the season would be an 11-game losing streak that started around the all-star break. Injuries to Jermaine O'Neal and Marquis Daniels, a lack of a solid back up point guard, the blockbuster trade midway through the season that interrupted the team chemistry, poor defensive efforts, and being the NBA's worst offensive team were the main reasons leading to the team's struggles. The April 15 loss to New Jersey Nets knocked the Pacers out of the playoffs for the first time since the 1996–1997 season.
On April 10, 2007, the Pacers announced the firing of coach Rick Carlisle, with the Pacers' first losing record in ten seasons being the main reason for the coach's dismissal. Pacers President Larry Bird noted that Carlisle had the opportunity to return to the Pacers franchise in another role. Later, Carlisle opted to leave and took a broadcasting job with ESPN before returning to coach the Dallas Mavericks in 2008. On May 31, 2007, Jim O'Brien was named Carlisle's successor. O'Brien made it clear that he intended to take the Pacers back to the playoffs in the 2007–08 season, but he didn't, and didn't in his tenure. He also made it known that he favored a more up-tempo, fast-paced style as opposed to Carlisle's slower, more meticulous style of coaching. Many people have taken note that this style, while exciting at times, failed to produce a winning record and O'Brien's inability to change his style to better suit his talent available has hurt the team.
Despite missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 80's, the 2007–08 season displayed many signs of growth in the team, especially towards the end of the season. Off-court legal distraction from Jamaal Tinsley, Marquis Daniels, and Shawne Williams in the middle of the season did not help the Pacers struggles, and injuries to Tinsley and Jermaine O'Neal damaged the Pacers' already weak defense and left almost all point guard duties to recently acquired Travis Diener, who saw minimal minutes on his previous NBA teams. Despite this, and a 36–46 record, the Pacers had a very strong finish to the season, which included a desperate attempt to steal the 8th seed from the Atlanta Hawks, and dramatic improvement in forwards Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy. Both Granger and Dunleavy were involved in the voting for Most Improved Player, with Dunleavy finishing in the top 10. The two were also the first Pacer pair to score 1500 points each in a single season since Reggie Miller and Detlef Schrempf did it in the early 90s.
In April of the 2007–08 Season, Donnie Walsh, Pacers Sports & Entertainment CEO & President, left the Indiana Pacers to join the New York Knicks. All of Walsh's basketball-related duties were given to Pacers' President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. Walsh's business-related roles were given to co-owner Herb Simon and Jim Morris, who was promoted to President of Pacers Sports & Entertainment.
During the 2009–2010 season, Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough (drafted in 2009) suffered a season-ending ear injury and without center Jeff Foster, the Pacers again fell into another season under .500 and missed the playoffs for 4 years in a row. Despite another disappointing season, the Pacers managed to sweep the waning Detroit Pistons for the first time in 5 years, and the abysmal New Jersey Nets for the first time in 20. The team showed signs of life near the end of the season, winning nearly all of their last 14 games.
In May 2010, after completing his rookie season, guard A. J. Price suffered a knee injury during a charity pick-up game that would require surgery. His expected rehabilitation was to last between 4–6 months, to be back just in time for training camp.
2010–present: Return to Contention 
In the 2010 NBA Draft, the Pacers selected forward/guard Paul George, with the 10th overall pick. In the second round, they drafted guard Lance Stephenson, as well as forward Ryan Reid. The draft rights to Reid were traded on draft night to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange to the rights to forward/center Magnum Rolle. The Pacers signed George to his rookie contract on July 1, 2010. Stephenson signed a multi-year contract with the team on July 22. 2010. Just before training camp, Rolle was signed, along with big man Lance Allred. Both were cut before the regular season began.
On August 11, 2010, the Pacers acquired guard Darren Collison and swingman James Posey from the New Orleans Hornets in a four-team, five-player deal. Troy Murphy was dealt to the New Jersey Nets within that trade.
In the 2010–2011 season, the team went 2–3 in the first five games. On November 9 in a home game against Denver, the team scored 54 points in the 3rd quarter alone, shooting 20–21 in the process, on the way to a 144–113 rout of the Nuggets. Led by Mike Dunleavy's 24 points in the period, the team set a franchise record for most points in a quarter and was only four points short of the all-time NBA record for points in a quarter (58) set in the 1970s.
Despite all the progress, there was speculation that Jim O'Brien was not the coach to lead this team back to the playoffs. There had been a growing unrest, both in the locker room and in the stands that O'Brien was too stubborn about changing his system. His rotations also puzzled locals, including beat writers. He often gave backup T.J. Ford crucial fourth quarter minutes instead of Darren Collison, and also gave extended minutes to veteran James Posey at the power forward position. O'Brien's inability to develop young talent hurt his reputation. Paul George and Tyler Hansbrough, who many believe are two key pieces to the Pacers return to the playoffs, rarely got off the bench for the most of the 2010 season. This all changed on January 30, 2011, when the Pacers relieved Jim O'Brien of his coaching duties and named assistant coach Frank Vogel interim head coach.
On the NBA's trade deadline on February 24, 2011, numerous sports news outlets including ESPN reported that the Pacers had agreed to a three-team trade that would have sent Josh McRoberts to the Memphis Grizzlies and Brandon Rush to the New Orleans Hornets, while the Pacers would have received O.J. Mayo from the Grizzlies in return, and the Hornets would have sent an unidentified player to the Grizzlies. However, the trading period expired at 3:00 pm EST, and the trade paperwork did not reach the NBA's main offices for approval until 3:02 pm. Thus, the trade was canceled and all aforementioned players remained with their original teams.
With a victory over the Washington Wizards on April 6, 2011, the Pacers clinched their first playoff berth since 2006. In the first round, they were defeated by the No. 1 seed and league-best Chicago Bulls in 5 games in a hard-fought series. Despite a lopsided comparison in terms of the two teams' win-loss records, three of the four Pacers losses were close, losing games 1–3 by an average of just 5 points. They gathered praise from the national media for their play.
Hopes were high for the Pacers following their strong showing in the 2011 playoffs, but that had to wait until their regular season began on December 26, 2011, due to the lockout. The Pacers removed the interim tag and named Frank Vogel their permanent head coach. They landed George Hill from the San Antonio Spurs on draft night. After the lockout, the Pacers signed former two-time All-Star power forward David West to a two-year deal. These new players contributed to the Pacers record of 21-12 at the All Star break. The Pacers acquired another key piece in Leandro Barbosa from the Toronto Raptors at the trade deadline, mid-season. At the end of the 2011-12 season, the team, led in scoring by Danny Granger, Clinched the playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. They finished with a 42-24 record, their best record since their 2003-04 season. On May 8, 2012, the Pacers defeated the Orlando Magic 105-87 to win their first playoff series since 2005 and would go on to play the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. On May 15, 2012 they defeated Miami to tie the second round series at 1-1. On May 17, 2012, they again beat Miami 94-75 to take the series 2-1. However, despite a hard fought series between the two, the Heat won Game 6 to close the series at 4-2.
On June 26, 2012, general manager, David Morway officially resigned. The following day, president of basketball operations, Larry Bird stepped down. Bird and Morway were officially replaced by Donnie Walsh and Kevin Pritchard, respectively. Walsh returned to the organization after spending the previous three seasons in the Knicks' front office. Pritchard was promoted by the Pacers after serving as the team's director of player personnel.
In the 2012 NBA Draft, the Pacers selected Miles Plumlee with the 26th pick and acquired Orlando Johnson, the 36th pick from the Sacramento Kings. The big acquisitions of the 2012 offseason included the signings of Gerald Green and D.J. Augustin. The club also traded for Ian Mahinmi.
On April 7, 2013, the Pacers clinched their first Central Division championship since the 2003-04 season. They finished the 2012-13 season with a 49-32 record, the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference and beat the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs. The Pacers then beat the New York Knicks in six games to advance to Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2004 to face the defending champs, the Miami Heat. The first game of the series is May 22, 2013.
Arena History 
- Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum (1967–1974)
- Market Square Arena (1974–1999)
- Bankers Life Fieldhouse (1999–present) (Previously known as Conseco Fieldhouse)
The Indiana Pacers play their home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which opened in 1999. Bankers Life Fieldhouse is located in downtown Indianapolis. It is owned and operated by the Capital Improvement Board, City of Indianapolis, Indiana and its groundbreaking was on July 22, 1997 by Ellerbe Becket Architects & Engineers. Formerly known as Conseco Fieldhouse, the arena officially opened on November 6, 1999 and adopted its current name on December 22, 2011. It seats 18,165 for basketball games. Bankers Life Fieldhouse is also the home of the WNBA's Indiana Fever, who are also owned by Herb Simon. Additionally, it hosts the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament and hosted the 2011 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four. It hosts concerts and other events as well. The Fieldhouse is considered one of the best arenas in the NBA, being rated the No. 1 venue in the NBA according to the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily Reader Survey. Before moving to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers played their games at Market Square Arena from 1974–1999 and at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum (currently known as the Pepsi Coliseum) from 1967–1974.
The Indiana Pacers colors are navy blue, gold, silver, and white. The Pacers wear the usual white home uniform with navy blue and gold trim. Their road uniform is navy blue with gold trim. They also have a third uniform which is gold with navy blue trim. During the 1983 season, they wore the gold home uniform with blue and white trim. From 1997-2005 the Pacers sported pinstripe uniforms. One of their most iconic uniforms, worn from 1990–97, and the uniform that launched Reggie Miller into superstardom, was designed by American track and field athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner, and featured a modern typeset that resembled Helvetica. The jerseys were often referred to as the "Flo-Jos" by Pacers fans.
Current roster 
Indiana Pacers roster
International rights 
|C||Stanko Barać||2007 NBA Draft||39th pick|
Retired numbers 
|Indiana Pacers retired numbers|
|30||George McGinnis||F||1971–75, 1980–82|
|35||Roger Brown||F||1967–74, 1975|
|529||Bobby Leonard 1||—||1968–80|
1 As head coach; the number represents his 529 victories coaching the Pacers.
Although not officially retired, the following numbers have not been issued since the players who wore them left the team:
- 45, last worn by Rik Smits. Smits played for the Pacers from 1988–2000, wearing #45 for the final eight seasons.
- 7, last worn by Jermaine O'Neal. O'Neal played for the Pacers from 2000–08.
- 10, last worn by Jeff Foster. Foster played for the Pacers from 1999–2012.
Hall of Famers 
Except as noted, all players and coaches listed here were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the same role in which they are listed..
|Indiana Pacers Basketball Hall of Famers|
|Number||Name||Positions||Seasons||Year elected||Number||Name||Positions||Seasons||Year elected|
|17||Chris Mullin||SF/SG||1997–2000||2011||22||Alex English||F||1978–1980||1997|
|31||Reggie Miller||SG||1987–2005||2012||34||Mel Daniels||C||1968–1974||2012|
|35||Roger Brown||F/G||1967–1974, 1975||2013|
|Number||Name||Positions||Seasons||Year elected||Number||Name||Positions||Seasons||Year elected|
|–||Jack Ramsay||Coach||1986–1988||1992||–||Larry Brown||Coach||1993–1997||2002|
|–||Larry Bird||Coach||1997–2000||1998[a 1]||–||Isiah Thomas||Coach||2000–2003||2000[a 1]|
- Bird and Thomas were inducted as players, not coaches.
Draft picks 
Head coaches 
There have been 13 head coaches for the Pacers franchise. Larry Staverman was the first coach of the team in 1967, when the team was in the ABA. Coach Bobby Leonard holds the most win in franchise history with 529 in his 12 season with the Pacers. Larry Brown came to the Pacers and led the team to many playoff appearances after the acquisition of star Reggie Miller. Larry Bird took over the team in 1997 and coached until 2000. Bird took the Pacers to their only NBA Finals appearance in the 1999–2000 season. The current head coach of the Pacers is Frank Vogel.
Franchise leaders 
- Games: Reggie Miller (1,389)
- Minutes Played: Reggie Miller (47,621)
- Field Goals Made: Reggie Miller (8,241)
- Field Goal Attempts: Reggie Miller (17,699)
- 3-Point Field Goals Made: Reggie Miller (2,560)
- 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: Reggie Miller (6,486)
- Free Throws Made: Reggie Miller (6,237)
- Free Throw Attempts: Reggie Miller (7,026)
- Offensive Rebounds: Dale Davis (2,276)
- Defensive Rebounds: Mel Daniels (5,461)
- Total Rebounds: Mel Daniels (7,643)
- Assists: Reggie Miller (4,141)
- Steals: Reggie Miller (1,505)
- Blocked Shots: Jermaine O'Neal (1,247)
- Turnovers: Reggie Miller (2,409)
- Personal Fouls: Rik Smits (3,011)
- Points: Reggie Miller (25,279)
Per game 
- Minutes Played: Mel Daniels (37.07)
- Field Goals Made: Chuck Person (7.85)
- Field Goal Attempts: Chuck Person (16.33)
- 3-Point Field Goals Made: Reggie Miller (1.84)
- 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: Stephen Jackson (4.73)
- Free Throws Made: Detlef Schrempf (5.31)
- Free Throw Attempts: George McGinnis (7.05)
- Offensive Rebounds: Mel Daniels (4.56)
- Defensive Rebounds: Mel Daniels (11.40)
- Total Rebounds: Mel Daniels (15.96)
- Assists: Mark Jackson (8.13)
- Steals: Don Buse (2.55)
- Blocked Shots: Jermaine O'Neal (2.42)
- Turnovers: Ricky Sobers (4.10)
- Personal Fouls: James Edwards (4.04)
- Points: Danny Granger (25.8)
Per 48 minutes 
- Field Goals Made: Billy Knight (11.41)
- Field Goal Attempts: George McGinnis (23.53)
- 3-Point Field Goals Made: Chris Mullin (2.74)
- 3-Point Field Goal Attempts: Reggie Miller (6.54)
- Free Throws Made: Detlef Schrempf (7.57)
- Free Throw Attempts: George McGinnis (10.33)
- Offensive Rebounds: Mel Bennett (6.38)
- Defensive Rebounds: Mel Daniels (14.76)
- Total Rebounds: Mel Daniels (20.66)
- Assists: Mark Jackson (13.09)
- Steals: Dudley Bradley (4.89)
- Blocked Shots: Granville Waiters (3.55)
- Turnovers: George McGinnis (5.77)
- Personal Fouls: Greg Dreiling (10.57)
- Points: Billy Knight (29.09)
Individual awards 
- Ron Artest – 2004
- Chuck Person – 1987
- Detlef Schrempf – 1991, 1992
- Larry Bird – 2012
- Billy Knight – 1977
- Don Buse – 1977
- Reggie Miller – 1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000
- Detlef Schrempf – 1993
- Rik Smits – 1998
- Dale Davis – 2000
- Jermaine O'Neal – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
- Brad Miller - 2003
- Ron Artest – 2004
- Danny Granger – 2009
- Roy Hibbert – 2012
- Paul George – 2013
- Jermaine O'Neal – 2004
- Dudley Bradley – 1981
- Micheal Williams – 1992
- Derrick McKey – 1995, 1996
- Ron Artest – 2003
- Paul George – 2013
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