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Donald Sloan
Donald Sloan
Position: G
Born: 01/15/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
According to Sloan, his former agent Elfus indicted to the team during the season that he wanted to be traded. Sloan said he learned about the direct request made on his behalf during his exit meeting with Larry Bird, the team’s President of Basketball Operations. Bird understood Sloan’s frustration with minutes and while Sloan admitted he did want to play more, he explained to Bird that he did not request a move. “I talked to Larry and told him I loved being in Indiana, so we’ll see what happens this free agency,” Sloan said. “They know I’m not a problem, we’ve never had any type of conflict or anything, (I’m a) good locker guy, so I don’t think they’re worried about that.”
via Indianapolis Star
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Pacers point guard Donald Sloan has spent the offseason in his hometown Dallas, reshaping his career in more ways than one. As Sloan prepares for his summer of free agency – grinding through two-a-day workouts and day long pick-up games – he has switched representation. Sloan, who approaches his fifth NBA season, will now be represented by sports agents Byron Irvin and Dan Fegan of Relativity Sports. The deal was finalized on Friday night. “Some things weren’t happening the way they should have with who I was represented by the last few years,” Sloan told The Star, “so I just figured now’s a good time as any to make the switch.”
via Indianapolis Star
The defensive identity never shattered. The togetherness — such a ubiquitous presence during the fun, front- running times of last year — remained in tact. “I still think morale was high even when we were losing,” reserve point guard Donald Sloan said. “Guys’ heads were still up and maintaining and getting through it. “It’s just a good group. I don’t think if you had different combinations or different guys in here it would be the same.”
via USA Today Sports
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Before Stephenson had committed to Charlotte, his representatives had recognized his successful growth with the Indiana Pacers and a desire to stay. Move a salary off the books, move a player here or there and keep your homegrown talent, Stephenson’s management team urged the Pacers’ front office. With the ability to shed part or all of Luis Scola’s and Donald Sloan’s contracts, people involved in negotiations brought up scenarios to remove those deals to create an increased Year 1 and Year 2 salary for Stephenson in a deal with Indiana. Suggestions went unanswered, without execution. Under the direction of Larry Bird and Herb Simon, the Pacers remained resistant in their contract offer to Stephenson, and lost him. Bird had called Stephenson’s behaviors “disappointing” late in last season’s playoffs, had failed to convince ownership enough of his former second round pick to spike into a luxury tax area, but Stephenson was his guy. He always shielded Stephenson privately and publicly. Away from this partnership, Stephenson understands there’s no turning back now, no grudge to keep.
via RealGM