List of Indiana Pacers seasons

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The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team based in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. They are members of the Central Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Pacers were founded in 1967, originally as members of the American Basketball Association, where they were crowned league champions three times and made the playoffs in all of the nine seasons they participated in the league.[1] The Pacers were led during the ABA days by two-time MVP Mel Daniels and by head coach Bobby Leonard.

The 1976–77 season marked the first season of NBA play for the Pacers and the team struggled early, compared to their ABA success. The Pacers only made it to the NBA playoffs three times in their first 13 seasons.[1] The Pacers would not win their first playoff series until the 1993–94 season, which came against the Orlando Magic. It was during this time that the Pacers were led by 1987 draft pick, Reggie Miller, who will enter the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.[2] Miller would play for the Pacers until the 2005 season and with his help, the Pacers would go onto win one Eastern Conference championship, four Central Division championships, and make fifteen playoff appearances.[3]

Over the Pacers forty-five seasons of play they have made the playoffs thirty-one times (twenty-two in the NBA and nine in the ABA). The Pacers have appeared in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals seven times and advanced to the NBA Finals in 2000, where they would lose to the Los Angeles Lakers 4–2.[4] The Pacers are one of thirteen franchises to have never won an NBA championship.

Table key[edit]

Hall of Fame player Reggie Miller was a member of the Pacers from 1987 to 2005.
AMVP All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
COY Coach of the Year
Finish Final position in league or division standings
GB Games behind first-place team in division[a]
Losses Number of regular season losses
EOY Executive of the Year
JWKC J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship
MVP Most Valuable Player
ROY Rookie of the Year
SMOY Sixth Man of the Year
Wins Number of regular season wins
Win% Winning percentage

Seasons[edit]

ABA champions double-dagger Conference champions * Division champions ^ Playoff berth #
Season Conf. Conf.
Finish[b]
Div. Div.
Finish[b]
W[c] L[c] Win% GB Playoffs Awards Head coach
1967–68 Eastern 3rd # 38 40 .487 16 Lost Division Semifinals to Pittsburgh Pipers, 3-0[5] Larry Staverman
1968–69 Eastern ^ 1st # 44 34 .564 Won Division Semifinals vs. Kentucky Colonels, 4–3
Won Division Finals vs. Miami Floridians, 4–1
Lost ABA Finals to Oakland Oaks, 4-1[6]
Mel Daniels (MVP)[7] Larry Staverman
Bob Leonard
1969–70 Eastern ^ 1st # 59 25 .702 Won Division Semifinals vs. Carolina Cougars, 4–0
Won Division Finals vs. Kentucky Colonels, 4–1
Won ABA Finals vs. Los Angeles Stars, 4–2 ‡[8]
Roger Brown (PMVP)[9] Bob Leonard
1970–71 Western ^ 1st # 58 26 .690 Won Division Semifinals vs. Memphis Pros, 4–0
Lost Division Finals to Utah Stars, 4-3[10]
Mel Daniels (AMVP, MVP)[7][11] Bob Leonard
1971–72 Western 2nd # 47 37 .560 13 Won Division Semifinals vs. Denver Rockets, 4–3
Won Division Finals vs. Utah Stars, 4–3
Won ABA Finals vs. New York Nets, 4–2 ‡[12]
Freddie Lewis (PMVP)[13] Bob Leonard
1972–73 Western 2nd # 51 33 .607 4 Won Division Semifinals vs. Denver Rockets, 4–1
Won Division Finals vs. Utah Stars, 4–2
Won ABA Finals vs. Kentucky Colonels, 4–3 ‡[14]
George McGinnis (PMVP)[15] Bob Leonard
1973–74 Western 2nd # 46 38 .548 5 Won Division Semifinals vs. San Antonio Spurs, 4–3
Lost Division Finals to Utah Stars, 4-3[16]
Bob Leonard
1974–75 Western 3rd # 45 39 .536 20 Won Division Semifinals vs. San Antonio Spurs, 4–2
Won Division Finals vs. Denver Nuggets, 4–3
Lost ABA Finals to Kentucky Colonels, 4-1[17]
George McGinnis (MVP)[7] Bob Leonard
1975–76 [d] 5th # 39 45 .464 21 Lost First Round to Kentucky Colonels, 2-1[18] Bob Leonard
1976–77[e] Western 9th Midwest 5th 36 46 .439 14 Bob Leonard
1977–78 Western 10th Midwest 5th 31 51 .378 17 Bob Leonard
1978–79 Western 8th Midwest 3rd 38 44 .463 10 Bob Leonard
1979–80 Eastern 8th Central 4th 37 45 .451 13 Bob Leonard
1980–81 Eastern 6th # Central 3rd 44 38 .537 16 Lost First Round to Philadelphia 76ers, 2-0[19] Jack McKinney (COY)[20] Jack McKinney
1981–82 Eastern 8th Central 4th 35 47 .427 20 Jack McKinney
1982–83 Eastern 11th Central 6th 20 62 .244 31 Jack McKinney
1983–84 Eastern 11th Central 6th 26 56 .317 24 Jack McKinney
1984–85 Eastern 11th Central 6th 22 60 .268 37 George Irvine
1985–86 Eastern 10th Central 6th 26 56 .317 31 George Irvine
1986–87 Eastern 7th # Central 4th 41 41 .500 16 Lost First Round to Atlanta Hawks, 3-1[21] Chuck Person (ROY)[22] Jack Ramsay
1987–88 Eastern 9th Central 6th 38 44 .463 16 Jack Ramsay
1988–89 Eastern 10th Central 6th 28 54 .341 35 Jack Ramsay
Mel Daniels
George Irvine
Dick Versace
1989–90 Eastern 8th # Central 4th 42 40 .512 17 Lost First Round to Detroit Pistons, 3-0[23] Dick Versace
1990–91 Eastern 7th # Central 5th 41 41 .500 20 Lost First Round to Boston Celtics, 3-2[24] Detlef Schrempf (SMOY)[25] Dick Versace
Bob Hill
1991–92 Eastern 7th # Central 4th 40 42 .488 27 Lost First Round to Boston Celtics, 3-0[26] Detlef Schrempf (SMOY)[25] Bob Hill
1992–93 Eastern 8th # Central 5th 41 41 .500 16 Lost First Round to New York Knicks, 3-1[27] Bob Hill
1993–94 Eastern 5th # Central 3rd 47 35 .573 10 Won First Round vs. Orlando Magic, 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Atlanta Hawks, 4–2
Lost Conference Finals to New York Knicks, 4-3[28]
Larry Brown
1994–95 Eastern 2nd # Central ^ 1st ^ 52 30 .634 Won First Round vs. Atlanta Hawks, 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals vs. New York Knicks, 4–3
Lost Conference Finals to Orlando Magic, 4-3[29]
Larry Brown
1995–96 Eastern 3rd # Central 2nd 52 30 .634 20 Lost First Round to Atlanta Hawks, 3-2[30] Larry Brown
1996–97 Eastern 10th Central 6th 39 43 .476 30 Larry Brown
1997–98 Eastern 3rd # Central 2nd 58 24 .707 4 Won First Round vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals vs. New York Knicks, 4–1
Lost Conference Finals to Chicago Bulls, 4-3[31]
Larry Bird (COY)[20] Larry Bird
1998–99[f] Eastern 2nd # Central ^ 1st ^ 33 17 .660 Won First Round vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 4–0
Lost Conference Finals to New York Knicks, 4-2[32]
Larry Bird
1999–00 Eastern * 1st # Central ^ 1st ^ 56 26 .683 Won First Round vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 4–2
Won Conference Finals vs. New York Knicks, 4–2
Lost NBA Finals to Los Angeles Lakers, 4-2[33]
Jalen Rose (MIP)[34] Larry Bird
2000–01 Eastern 8th # Central 4th 41 41 .500 11 Lost First Round to Philadelphia 76ers, 3-1[35] Isiah Thomas
2001–02 Eastern 8th # Central 4th 42 40 .512 8 Lost First Round to New Jersey Nets, 3-2[36] Jermaine O'Neal (MIP)[37] Isiah Thomas
2002–03 Eastern 3rd # Central 2nd 48 34 .585 2 Lost First Round to Boston Celtics, 4-2[38] Isiah Thomas
2003–04 Eastern 1st # Central ^ 1st ^ 61 21 .744 Won First Round vs. Boston Celtics, 4–0
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Miami Heat, 4–2
Lost Conference Finals to Detroit Pistons, 4-2[39]
Ron Artest (DPOY)[40]
Reggie Miller (JWKC)[41]
Rick Carlisle
2004–05 Eastern 6th # Central 3rd 44 38 .537 10 Won First Round vs. Boston Celtics, 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals to Detroit Pistons, 4-2[42]
Rick Carlisle
2005–06 Eastern 6th # Central 4th 41 41 .500 23 Lost First Round to New Jersey Nets, 4-2[43] Rick Carlisle
2006–07 Eastern 10th Central 4th 35 47 .427 18 Rick Carlisle
2007–08 Eastern 9th Central 3rd 36 46 .439 23 Jim O'Brien
2008–09 Eastern 9th Central 4th 36 46 .439 30 Danny Granger (MIP)[44] Jim O'Brien
2009–10 Eastern 10th Central 4th 32 50 .390 29 Jim O'Brien
2010–11 Eastern 8th # Central 2nd 37 45 .451 25 Lost First Round to Chicago Bulls, 4-1[45] Jim O'Brien
Frank Vogel
2011–12[g] Eastern 3rd # Central 2nd 42 24 .636 8 Won First Round vs. Orlando Magic, 4–1
Lost Conference Semifinals to Miami Heat, 4-2[46]
Larry Bird (EOY)[47] Frank Vogel
2012–13 Eastern 3rd # Central ^ 1st ^ 49 32 .605 Won First Round vs. Atlanta Hawks, 4–2
Won Conference Semifinals vs. New York Knicks, 4–2
Lost Conference Finals to Miami Heat, 4-3[48]
Paul George (MIP)[49] Frank Vogel
2013–14 Eastern 1st # Central ^ 1st ^ 56 26 .683 Won First Round vs. Atlanta Hawks, 4–3
Won Conference Semifinals vs. Washington Wizards, 4–2
Lost Conference Finals to Miami Heat, 4-2
Frank Vogel
2014–15 Eastern Central ^ 0 0 .000 Frank Vogel

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
Indiana Pacers ABA regular season record (1967–1976) 427 317 .574
Indiana Pacers NBA regular season record (1976–present) 1,523 1,544 .497
Indiana Pacers regular season record (1967–present) 1,950 1,861 .512
Indiana Pacers ABA post-season record (1967–1976) 69 50 .580
Indiana Pacers NBA post-season record (1976–present) 109 106 .507
Indiana Pacers post-season record (1967–present) 178 156 .533
All-time regular and post-season record 2,128 2,017 .513

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The formula is as followed: \mathrm{Games}\ \mathrm{behind} = \frac{(\mathrm{Team A's}\ \mathrm{wins}-\mathrm{Team B's}\ \mathrm{wins}) + (\mathrm{Team B's}\ \mathrm{losses} - \mathrm{Team A's}\ \mathrm{losses})}{\mathrm{2}}
  2. ^ a b The Finish column lists regular season results and excludes postseason play.
  3. ^ a b The Wins and Losses columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only below the table.
  4. ^ The league merged its two divisions into one seven-team division.
  5. ^ The franchise joined the National Basketball Association in the ABA–NBA merger.
  6. ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until February 5, 1999, and all 29 teams played a shortened 50 game regular season schedule.
  7. ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011 and all 30 teams played a shortened 66 game regular season schedule.

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