Indiana Pacers Tickets for Sale
Last season, the Indiana Pacers were a team that finished in the middle of the pack, yet made some key moves this offseason to hopefully get them moving in the right direction for the 2016-2017 season. In search of a more up-tempo offense, one that runs more and scores often, the Pacers signed veterans Jeff Teague, Al Jefferson and Thaddeus Young, who should have an immediate impact on this squad. These players are intended to complement Paul George, who was a beast last season for the Pacers. Second-year guy Myles Turner had an incredible rookie season and should aid in the overall bolstering of this Indiana team.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are still atop of their division and conference, but with this elevation, the Pacers are now legitimately in the conversation for second-best. With a wide open Eastern Conference, it should be fun to see what Indiana does this NBA season. Be sure to secure your Indiana Pacers tickets early so that you don’t miss out on the excitement and on-court action from these guys all season long. Buckle up, it should be a fun one for the Pacers in 2016-17.
The Indiana Pacers starting playing professional basketball as part of the upstart ABA in 1967. For the brief nine years they played in the league, before it merged with the NBA, this was a dominant franchise. The Pacers won three championships in four years and played in five finals in nine years with Jimmy Rahl, Mel Daniels, George McGinnis and Roger Brown on the court.
Yet, post-merger the team had its roster raided by the NBA teams that took players via the dispersal draft and contract entanglements. Indiana then spent the rest of the 1970s and the whole of the 1980s struggling to build a competitive roster.
Eventually things began to turn around. It began with the drafting of Reggie Miller and Rick Smits and the play of foreign-born sharp shooter Detlef Schrempf. The Pacers front office made some very solid moves, trading Schrempf for forward Derrick McKey, adding point guard Mark Jackson, and signing the Davis duo (Dale and Antonio). The final pieces to arrive were Chris Mullin and Jalen Rose. Mullin’s best days were behind him, but he could still hit both the midrange jumper and bury it from deep. Rose was a multi-faceted player in search of a team where he could play.
Alas, Coach Larry Bird was able to take the Pacers to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2000, but the Lakers handedly beat them in six. Indiana revamped its roster, hoping to keep Miller but build around Jermaine O’Neal, Brad Miller, Ron Artest, and Ron Mercer. All this came to an end with a notorious brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Indiana became the bad boys of the league and the record suffered. The Pacers have rebuilt, both in adding talent to the roster and reclaiming its squeaky clean reputation.