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 entered 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 15 playoff appearances.[3]

Over the Pacers 45 seasons of play they have made the playoffs 31 times (22 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 13 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.
ASG MVP 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]

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

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) 1,561 1,588 .496
Indiana Pacers regular season record (1967–present) 1,988 1,905 .511
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 2,166 2,061 .512

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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