Tag Archives: Jeff Teague

Top 10 ways the Indiana Pacers may have become a championship contender this offseason
July 19, 2016

The Indiana Pacers are better today than they were one month ago. That is team president Larry Bird’s job, and on paper he’s improved the Pacers through two trades, (a third trade was executed, but facilitated a salary dump for the Dallas Mavericks), two free agent signings, and the replacement of his coach. The only potential issue is […]

Top 10 reasons to be very optimistic about the Pacers in 2016-2017
July 11, 2016

The Indiana Pacers have enjoyed an offseason of under the radar activity that improved the team marginally with every stroke. Kevin Durant generated headlines by leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State, but the Pacers have built a team better suited to playing winning basketball compared to last year’s version.  In fact, they might emerge from […]

Top 10 potential new Indiana Pacers who could push team to NBA Championship
June 15, 2016

This is an offseason where the Pacers will show their hand as a team that believes it can contend in the East, or one committed to building a roster that might a championship in three years. Pacers president Larry Bird appears to believe that now is the time, or why would he replace the longest tenured coach […]

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel interview – what if he said all the wrong things?
April 21, 2014

by Kent Sterling Indiana Pacers coach is the master of telling the media nothing.  For a guy who had very little experience dealing with reporters eager to extract an inflammatory quote, Vogel has never indulged the urge to tell the unvarnished truth. Click here to follow Kent Sterling on Twitter If there was ever a […]

Indiana Pacers Need to Sack Up and Dominate; or Josh Smith Needs to Play Soft
April 24, 2013

by Kent Sterling Young teams in the NBA learn from mistakes.  The Bulls in the late-1980s couldn’t out tough the Pistons, or they would have won championships.  The Pacers themselves couldn’t get by the Knicks and Bulls in the mid-1990s.  The Jazz and Suns never got over the hump in the 90s either.  LeBron’s teams […]

Paul George’s Triple Double Keys Pacers Playoff Opening Win
April 21, 2013

by Kent Sterling The game was never in doubt after the first three defensive possessions by the Indiana Pacers that led to uncontested Atlanta Hawks baskets.  The Pacers Paul George made certain of that. George is not Kobe or LeBron, but he is good enough to lead the Pacers to a 107-90 beat down of […]

Indiana Pacers – Fans Need to Relax; Playoffs Bring New Season
April 18, 2013

by Kent Sterling The Indiana Pacers limped into the number three seed of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Playoffs, and it doesn’t matter a damn.  It’s better to be the three seed having lost five of six, than to win six in a row as the four seed – especially if it means playing the Atlanta […]

Native Indiana High School Boys Making Their Mark in the NBA Playoffs
May 10, 2011

by Kyle Miller Indiana high school basketball pumps out talent like no other state.  If you need proof just look at the Butler Bulldogs over these last two years.  With Butler’s magical run, now just over two months removed, it is time for Indiana to showcase its talent at the highest level. Zach Randolph, Mike […]

Why Is Indy Sending So Many to the NBA?
June 27, 2010

by Kent Sterling There is a piece in today’s Indy Star by Jeff Rabjohns about how the city of Indianapolis is making it look easy for kids to make it to the NBA.  Currently, there are nine former Indy area players in the NBA, and the flow appears unlikely to stop anytime soon. With the […]