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








Ep 73: Damien Wilkins

Damien Wilkins was released by the Pacers once 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

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

Rick Fuson proud that Indy will host the NBA All-Star Game once again — in 2021

Hosting a second NBA All-Star game has been years in the making for city and Indiana Pacers officials alike. They’ve sent many representatives to the last several All-Star Weekends, Toronto in 2016 and New Orleans in 2017. With the support of owner Herb Simon, the city submitted its bid in style — Larry Bird rode...

Duration: 00:10:30

Paul George discusses his return to Indianapolis

Paul George is back in Indianapolis and tonight will sit on the opposing bench for the first time. The Pacers (16-11), winners of four in a row, host the 12-14 Oklahoma City Thunder, who have yet to hit their stride this season. This will be George’s first game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse since informing Pacers...

Duration: 00:05:12

Ep. 70: Scot Pollard

Scot Pollard played in the NBA for five teams over 11 seasons, spanning 1997 through 2008. In his final season, he won a NBA championship with the Boston Celtics. Pollard, 42, lives in Indianapolis and has had no trouble filling the void that is left after basketball. He has dabbled in comedy and will soon...

Duration: 01:12:21

Ep. 69: Kelli Towles, Pacers’ Director of Community Relations

Kelli Towles is in her 24th year with the Indiana Pacers heading up the community relations department. She is in charge of community outreach, and involving the players to positively impact Central Indiana. There are NBA initiatives, such as Jr. NBA Week and Hoops For Troops, and then there are dozen of events unique to...

Duration: 00:29:02

Ep. 68: Mark Montieth Part II – on his latest book

This is part II of my conversation with Mark Montieth, who has covered the Indiana Pacers for several decades. [Part I – On the Pacers’ encouraging start to the 2017-18 season] Mark recently published “Reborn: The Pacers and the Return of Pro Basketball to Indianapolis” — and it’s a book I recommend for hoops fans...

Duration: 00:51:58

Ep. 67: Mark Montieth discusses the Pacers’ 5-3 start

The Pacers are off to a 5-3 start, winners in three consecutive games. They posted wins over San Antonio and Cleveland this week, and newcomer Victor Oladipo was rewarded for his impressive start with the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week award. Mark Montieth has been on the Pacers’ beat for more than a...

Duration: 00:46:19

Ep. 66: ESPN’s Royce Young on Paul George in OKC

Reunion week continues for the Pacers. On the second night of back-to-back – after handling the Minnesota Timberwolves (Jeff Teague and Aaron Brooks) – the Pacers should be fired up as they face Paul George for the first time since dealing him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in late June. George, through his agent, informed...

Duration: 00:28:34

Ep. 65: Max Leinwand, Producer of Pacers games on FSI

Max Leinwand, producer of Pacers telecasts on FOX Sports Indiana, on his job and what you can expect this season.

Duration: 00:28:18

Ep. 64 – Mad Ants GM Brian Levy, coach Steve Gansey

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Mad Ants of the NBA’s G League begin their third year under the operation of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. Owner Herb Simon purchased the franchise back in 2015, and most teams later followed. The connection between the Pacers and Mad Ants is now close. General Manager Brian Levy communicates daily...

Duration: 00:34:35

Ep. 63: Michael Grady

Michael Grady is leaving Indianapolis for the Big Apple. The Warren Central High School product will be the Brooklyn Nets courtside reporter for the YES Network, one of the prestigious broadcast teams in the NBA. “Probably the most anxiety or stress that I’ve had in my life, because it’s a big move,” Grady said of...

Duration: 01:05:13

Nate McMillan looks ahead to the season

Nate McMillan looks at ease, comfortable in his role and with this team. He’s been with the Pacers since 2013 and has coached more than 1,000 games. The reset button was hit on the roster and just two starters return (and six players in all) from last year’s team that bowed out in the first...

Duration: 00:14:11

Ep. 62: 2002 first-round pick Fred Jones

Fred Jones has mostly remained in Indianapolis since his playing days. He was drafted 14th overall by the Pacers out of the University of Oregon in 2002 and spent four years with the franchise. He then played four more years with four different teams. This summer, Jones started Shoot 360 in Indianapolis, which is “shaping...

Duration: 00:30:03

Ep. 61: Ralph Reiff on the St. Vincent Center

The Indiana Pacers’ new $50 million practice facility officially opens for business on Monday, August 28. The organization will hold a ribbon cutting at 1:15 pm on Thursday (Aug. 24) with local dignitaries: Governor Eric Holcomb, Mayor Joe Hogsett, and team officials. Many members of the Pacers’ basketball operations staff are already working out of the St....

Duration: 00:38:08

Ep. 60: Exit Interview with Nate Taylor

After two years in Indianapolis and on the Pacers beat for the Indianapolis Star, Nate Taylor is moving away. That’s because he’s able to move back home to Kansas City. His wife, Holly, accepted a senior design job at Barkley, one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the United States. This doesn’t mean, however, that Nate...

Duration: 00:55:46

Ep. 58: Jamelle McMillan

Jamelle McMillan is excelling as a coach in the NBA. It wasn’t his plan, but it worked out that way. Jamelle, 28, is the son of Pacers head coach Nate McMillan. He remembers watching his dad play growing up, and was a ball boy for Nate’s Seattle SuperSonics team. The two also worked together with...

Duration: 00:12:26

Ep. 56: Mike Yam on T.J. Leaf and Ike Anigbogu

The Pacers went with young talent with great potential in the 2017 NBA Draft. … That’s what a draft is all about, right? Potential. They used their first-round pick on 6-foot-10 forward T.J. Leaf at 18. With ties to the state and city, including his father, Brad, playing at Lawrence North High School, Leaf made...

Duration: 00:21:56

Kevin Pritchard on Paul George’s change of heart: ‘A total gut-punch’

Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard spoke with reporters after the 2017 NBA Draft late Thursday, into Friday morning. The Pacers had drafted three players, including UCLA’s T.J. Leaf at No. 18. It was his first draft with the organization as president, elevated to this role after Larry Bird decided to step down. But...

Duration: 00:16:47

First reaction: Pacers coach Nate McMillan on T.J. Leaf

At No. 18, the Pacers drafted T.J. Leaf out of UCLA. He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel while his father played professionally basketball. Leaf, who played just one year of college basketball, met with the Pacers Draft Combine in Chicago and then came to Indianapolis for a workout on May 23. Leaf’s father, Brad, attended...

Duration: 00:10:26

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