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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. 95: Pacers season review with Bob Kravitz

5/3/2019
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The Pacers’ season ended in disappointing fashion, a 4-0 sweep to the Celtics in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs. Ten days after their final game of the season, president Kevin Pritchard and head coach Nate McMillan met with the media to discuss their year, mostly without star Victor Oladipo, and what sets up to...

Duration:00:27:03

Ep. 94: Game 1 breakdown with Jared Weiss

4/17/2019
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BOSTON — The Pacers dropped Game 1 in Boston, 84-74. The third quarter, in which they missed 17 of 19 shots and scored only eight points, was their worst single quarter in franchise playoff history. They managed just 29 points in the second half – a total of 24 minutes. Not good. So that’s what...

Duration:00:36:17

Ep. 93: Previewing Pacers-Celtics with Bob Kravitz

4/13/2019
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The Pacers Podcast is back, right in time for the 2019 NBA postseason. They finished the season with a record identical to last season, 48-34, and they did it despite two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo only appearing in 36 games. So, the Pacers are the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and are matched up...

Duration:00:30:45

Ep. 92: David Alexander – Victor Oladipo’s sports performance trainer

10/26/2018
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Before Victor Oladipo was traded during the 2017 offseason, he was already two months into his offseason program. And for the first time, he completed it down in Miami at DBC Fitness with David Alexander. On the suggestion from Dwyane Wade, Oladipo worked out five days a week with the sports performance trainer who trains...

Duration:00:22:25

Ep. 91: Myles Turner signs extension; summer yoga with Bridget Gibbs

10/22/2018
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Myles Turner spent the majority of the offseason down in Texas. It was home, away from distractions, and allowed for him to focus on himself. He was preparing for the final year of his rookie deal — and later reached agreement with the Pacers on a four-year extension that guaranteed him $72 million. But before...

Duration:00:25:38

Ep. 90: Behind the scenes of Gordon Hayward’s last year – with skills trainer Jason Smeathers

10/11/2018
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Gordon Hayward’s last year has not been easy. Next Tuesday, Oct. 17, is the one-year anniversary of his unlucky fall in Cleveland that resulted in a broken left tibia and dislocated ankle. Jason Smeathers is Hayward’s friend and skills trainer, and has been with him for most of the last year. In Boston. In Miami. In...

Duration:01:14:43

Ep. 89: Cody Parrent on Year 1 of Pacers Gaming

9/24/2018
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Now that the first season of the NBA 2K League is complete, it’s a good time to take a look back at the year for Pacers Gaming. They went 5-9 and finish 13th in a 17-team league that will expand to 21 teams for Year 2. I recently visited the headquarters of Pacers Gaming, the...

Duration:00:38:42

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