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Scott Agness takes you inside everything Pacers and answers the questions you want answered. Follow him on Twitter @ScottAgness, or email him: Scott@VigilantSports.com

Scott Agness takes you inside everything Pacers and answers the questions you want answered. Follow him on Twitter @ScottAgness, or email him: Scott@VigilantSports.com
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Scott Agness takes you inside everything Pacers and answers the questions you want answered. Follow him on Twitter @ScottAgness, or email him: Scott@VigilantSports.com

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@ScottAgness

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Ep. 88: New Job Alert

9/17/2018
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It’s time for another Pacers Podcast! On this podcast, I’ll discuss my new job. Yeah … you read that correctly. You may know about it by now — and surely you have since I no longer write about the Pacers here on VigilantSports.com — but last month I officially joined The Athletic as their Pacers writer....

Duration:00:12:21

Ep. 87: Coach David Grace on the Indiana Bruins

8/5/2018
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Former UCLA coach David Grace joins the Pacers Podcast to discuss the three recent draft picks out of UCLA.

Duration:00:24:19

Ep. 86: Joe Young is headed to China

7/31/2018
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Joe Young, the Pacers’ second-round pick in 2015, has found a new team. The 26-year-old guard has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Young told VigilantSports.com. “Got things finalized and just truly honored about this opportunity,” Young said. “Great team, great coach. I heard a...

Duration:00:16:25

Ep. 85: Damjan Rudež on Croatia reaching the World Cup Final

7/17/2018
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What was the feeling in Croatia when they played in the FIFA World Cup Final over the weekend? I had to find out. On this episode of the Pacers Podcast, I called up former Pacer forward Damjan Rudež, a native of Zagreb, Croatia. While he’s not a huge soccer fan, the monthlong run by Croatia, with a...

Duration:00:17:53

Ryan Carr on the Pacers’ draft prep, pick 23, and valuing fit

6/20/2018
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Final preparations are underway at the St. Vincent Center in downtown Indianapolis as a dozen or so in player evaluation push to gather additional intel on players and who teams ahead of the Pacers may draft. After going 48-34 and losing a four-way tiebreaker to decide the draft order, the Pacers will select 23rd and...

Duration:00:27:15

Ep. 83: IMS President Doug Boles

5/25/2018
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Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo will drive the 2019 Chevrolet pace car to start Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. He’s the first active Indianapolis athlete and just the third non-racing athlete to be given that honor. Oladipo is arriving in Indianapolis on Friday and will get his first chance behind the ZR1 Pace Car. Chevrolet flew in Ron...

Duration:00:14:21

Ep. 82: Dave McMenamin previews Pacers-Cavaliers

4/14/2018
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Dave McMenamin is on the Cleveland Cavaliers beat, covering all things LeBron James and the Cavs for ESPN. The Pacers’ first-round series begins in Cleveland where they’ll try to beat LeBron James in the playoffs for the first time. He’s ended their postseason run in five of the last seven years. The Pacers, meanwhile, are...

Duration:00:36:40

Ep. 81: Anthony Slater on The Athletic, covering the Warriors

4/9/2018
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When there is something going on with the Golden State Warriors, Anthony Slater is one of the best sources for information and context. He’s in his fifth season covering the NBA and his second on the Warriors beat. His first three seasons, beginning in 2013, were in Oklahoma City documenting Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and all...

Duration:00:29:53

Ep. 80: Chris Denari

4/2/2018
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The Pacers are 46-31, a season-best 15 games over .500 with five to play. They’re flirting with their second 50-win season since 2004 and have spent all season flying under the radar. Because of that, they have appeared on national TV just once — and that was for Paul George’s return. So Chris Denari and...

Duration:00:37:49

Ep. 79: Mark Montieth after the Pacers clinched a playoff spot

3/25/2018
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The Pacers secured a playoff spot Sunday in Game 74 of the season. They beat the Miami Heat 113-107 getting contributions across the roster. It was a microcosm for their entire season. In the media room hours after the Pacers’ 43rd win of the season, surpassing last year’s total (42-40), Mark Montieth joined me to...

Duration:00:34:18

Ep. 78: Get to know Trevor Booker

3/18/2018
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Seeking depth at power forward, the Pacers added veteran free agent Trevor Booker to their roster officially on March 3. After the Pacers concluded a four-game road trip, Booker watched the team beat Milwaukee on the second night of a back-to-back before practicing with the guys for the first time. “He’s first and foremost a...

Duration:00:06:46

Ep. 77: David Benner, Director of Media Relations

3/8/2018
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David Benner is in his 24th season as the Director of Media Relations for the Indiana Pacers. He’s the primary contact between the media and the team. Benner, however, has been both sides. He spent 16 years as a writer for the Indianapolis Star, including eight years covering the Pacers. He moved over to his...

Duration:00:54:20

Ep. 76: Slick Leonard

3/1/2018
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It will be eight weeks on Friday, March 2 since Slick Leonard, alone in his church’s parking lot, slipped on ice when unloading boxes to recycle. He forgot to put his car in park, slipped, and shattered the trochanter in one of his hips and says the pain has been “a monster.” Slick was admitted to...

Duration:00:21:32

Ep. 75: Pacers game emcee Kurt Streblow

2/27/2018
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Kurt Streblow is in his fifth season as an emcee for Pacers home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This past week, he was invited to emcee several events at All-Star Weekend 2018 held in Los Angeles. Streblow credits Pacers Vice President of Game Operations Dean Heaviland for not only hiring him years ago, but for...

Duration:00:23:29

Kevin Pritchard on the trade deadline, state of the Pacers, and future flexibility

2/11/2018
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Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard spoke with the media for more than 25 minutes Sunday afternoon before they hosted the New York Knicks. Among the items discussed: Many players urging the front office to keep this group intact How they had three legitimate trade offers at the deadline Victor Oladipo exceeding all expectations...

Duration:00:26:43

Ep. 74: Edmond Sumner

2/2/2018
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Edmond Sumner’s rookie season has been anything but typical for a first-year player in professional basketball. He suffered a torn ACL last year while at Xavier University, so most of 2017 was spent rehabbing and getting through the mental challenges of being away from the game he loves. The Pacers acquired a second second-round pick...

Duration:00:18:11

Victor Oladipo reacts to being named an NBA All-Star

1/24/2018
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Victor Oladipo’s phone buzzed Tuesday. It was Pacers President Kevin Pritchard, the executive who orchestrated the move that brought Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to Indy last summer. He had the honor of alerting Oladipo that he was voted an All-Star reserve by NBA head coaches. For the first time in his five years as a...

Duration:00:07:06

Ep. 73: Damien Wilkins

1/15/2018
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Damien Wilkins was released by the Pacers one week ago, just before his contract became guaranteed for the rest of the season. What he did, earning a roster spot, and the impact he was able to have with the Pacers in a little more than four months was special. Here’s a sample from starting center...

Duration:00:59:42

Damien Wilkins proud of his time and impact with the Pacers

1/7/2018
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Damien Wilkins knew his fate by 2:00 pm on Saturday, five hours before the Pacers faced the Chicago Bulls at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. What he didn’t know was that he would start in his final game with the team. Bojan Bogdanovic was a late scratch due to a sprained left ankle and head coach Nate...

Duration:00:21:58

Ep. 72: Jason Lloyd

1/2/2018
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Jason Lloyd is one of three beat reporters covering the Cleveland Cavaliers each day. Wherever they are, he is there as well writing the story of the day or an in-depth feature. The Cavaliers, of course, are home to LeBron James, the best athlete in the world — meaning whatever James says will make headlines...

Duration:00:17:01