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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. 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. 59: Recapping a busy offseason

The Pacers’ brand isn’t the only thing getting refreshed …the team’s roster is, too. Kevin Pritchard was promoted to General Manager and he had the challenge of trading Paul George, and he did so just before free agency. Then, he swiftly worked to remake the roster. That work is ongoing. The Pacers currently have 13...

Duration: 00:22:12

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. 57: Georges Niang

Georges Niang, the 50th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, still has a lot to show. His rookie season is behind him, though he didn’t get much of an opportunity nor did he make much of it. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds in 23 appearances during the 2016-17 season where the Pacers...

Duration: 00:08:41

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

Ep. 55: Brian Windhorst

Brian Windhorst is one of the best NBA reporters. He first started in the business with the Akron Beacon Journal, and as a young reporter he was assigned to go check out a stud basketball player with great potential. It turned out, it was LeBron James, who attended the very same high school Windhorst attended: St....

Duration: 00:18:44

Ep. 54: Sage Steele

You see Sage Steele all the time on ESPN … on NBA coverage … on SportsCenter, on SportsCenter On the Road. She’s a self-proclaimed military brat, moving around frequently as a child. She eventually graduated from Carmel High School and Indiana University, and would later work at WISH-TV in Indianapolis before ultimately ended up at The...

Duration: 00:22:02

C.J. Miles elects to enter free agency

C.J. Miles will decline his player option and is set to become a free agent on July 1, the Pacers’ versatile forward confirmed to on Tuesday. This move was entirely expected considering he was set to pull in $4.772 million for the final year of a four-year deal he signed in 2014 worth $18 million. The news was first...

Duration: 00:19:50

Ep. 52: Ryan Vaughn on Indy’s 2021 All-Star Game Bid

Indy officially put in a bid for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game last week. On Monday, April 24 — deadline day for 2020 and 2021 bids to be sent in — Larry Bird and Rick Fuson, Pacers Sports & Entertainment President, delivered Indy’s plans to the NBA Headquarters in downtown Manhattan. And, of course, they did it in style....

Duration: 00:24:20

Kevin Pritchard on taking over as Pacers President and his philosophy

Kevin Pritchard was officially promoted to President of Basketball Operations of the Indiana Pacers Monday. The move was made after Larry Bird decided to slide into a part-time advisory role. “I want to thank Herb, Larry and Donnie (Walsh) for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Pritchard, who had been the team’s general manager since 2012. “As...

Duration: 00:35:41

Larry Bird announces his decision to step down as Pacers President

Larry Bird officially stepped down on Monday as the Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations, a title he has held since 2003. “I felt it was time to step away in a full-time capacity,” Bird said. “This has nothing to do with my health or our team. I’m 60 years old and I want to do...

Duration: 00:12:57

Ep. 51: Pacers front office shake-up — Larry Bird steps down

As many may have been looking ahead to the weekend or talking about the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft, news broke at 12:29 pm ET that Larry Bird had decided to step away from his duties as the Pacers President of Basketball Operations. General Manager Kevin Pritchard, who first joined the franchise in 2011, will now take on those...

Duration: 00:21:43

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