2011–12 Indiana Pacers season
|2011–12 Indiana Pacers season|
|Head coach||Frank Vogel|
|General manager||Larry Bird|
|Arena||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|Place||Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
(Lost to Heat 2–4)
|Television||Fox Sports Indiana|
The 2011–12 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 45th season as a franchise and 36th season in the 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.
The season saw the team draft Kawhi Leonard, but was later traded to the San Antonio Spurs.
- 1 Key dates
- 2 2011 NBA Draft
- 3 Roster
- 4 Pre-season
- 5 Regular season
- 6 Playoffs
- 7 Player statistics
- 8 Awards
- 9 Disciplinary actions
- 10 Transactions
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- June 23: The 2011 NBA draft will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
- December 26: The regular season started with a win against the Detroit Pistons.
- April 11: The Pacers secure a playoff spot with a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- May 8: By eliminating the Orlando Magic in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, the Pacers win their first playoff series since 2005.
2011 NBA Draft
|1||15||Kawhi Leonard||SF||United States||San Diego State|
|2||42||Dāvis Bertāns||SF||Latvia||Union Olimpija|
|2011–12 Indiana Pacers roster|
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|
Pre-season: 0–2 (Home: 0–1; Road: 0–1)
|2011–12 season schedule|
|7||x-New York Knicks||36||30||.545||14|
|12||New Jersey Nets||22||44||.333||28|
|2012 playoff game log|
First Round: 4–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–0)
Conference Semifinals: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–2)
|2012 playoff schedule|
|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|
|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|
|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|
- Head coach Frank Vogel was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for April.
- Team president Larry Bird won the NBA Executive of the Year Award, becoming the first person in NBA history to also win the Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year awards.
- Roy Hibbert made his first All-Star appearance at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.
- Paul George was selected to play in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and also participated in the Slam Dunk Contest.
- Danny Granger and David West received a USD 25,000 fine after an altercation during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 19.
- Head coach Frank Vogel was fined USD 15,000 before the playoff series against the Miami Heat began, after making comments about the officiating.
Via free agency
Via free agency
|June 23, 2011||To Indiana Pacers
|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
|To Golden State Warriors
|March 15, 2012||To Indiana Pacers
|To Toronto Raptors
Conditional 2012 second round draft pick.
|Player||Date signed||Former team|
|West, DavidDavid West||December 13||New Orleans Hornets|
|Kyrylo Fesenko||March 23||Utah Jazz|
|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. The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.
|Played in other leagues during lockout|
|Player||Date signed||New team||Opt-out clause|
|T. J. Ford||November 22||KK Zagreb (Croatia)||Yes|
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- Pacers grab playoff berth, blow away Cavs, 102-83, The Indianapolis Star. April 13, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- Pacers finish off Magic, win first playoff series in seven years, Sports Illustrated. May 8, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
- "Pacers' Vogel, Grizzlies' Hollins named Coaches of the Month". NBA.com. April 27, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
- "Indiana's Larry Bird named 2011–12 Executive of the Year". NBA.com. NBA.com. May 16, 2012. Archived from the original on May 19, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Pacers' Bird named NBA's top exec". CNN Sports Illustrated. May 16, 2012.
- Bucks' Sanders out two games for fracas against Pacers, Chicago Tribune. April 20, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
- NBA fines Pacers coach Frank Vogel $15,000 for comments about officiating Heat, CBS Sports. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
- "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 30, 2011.