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October 10, 2014 Updates
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Billups was the perfect mentor for a young point guard, and the perfect leader for any team. So when Billups was traded to Denver for Allen Iverson one week into the 2008-09 season, Stuckey suffered for it. “Once Chauncey was traded, everything went downhill from there,” Stuckey said. “Chauncey was the glue who held everything together. Once he was traded, it was a domino effect. One thing after another. Something happened, then this happened, that happened. So it was tough, you know? “You go from this guy who's been an All-Star and Finals MVP to a guy like Allen Iverson who's a completely different type of player. Chauncey was the leader, the role model. Allen Iverson was a scorer, a guy who just gets buckets. He can give you 40 if you want him to. And then you have Rip (Hamilton) on the other side that you need to get the ball to and you can't forget about Tayshaun (Prince). It was a tough situation. It was a lot that was thrown at one person at one time. I was just trying to figure stuff out. But it happened the way it happened. You learn from each experience.” NBA.com

October 8, 2014 Updates

“I’m excited for the opportunity to continue my tenure as Pacers’ coach,” said Vogel. “It’s an honor to represent this franchise and lead this team. I look forward to the challenge ahead. I’m grateful to have had good, coachable teams along with coaching staffs that have been second to none.” Vogel will be available to the media after Thursday’s practice at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. NBA.com

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Stephenson wants to do more than just play basketball. He wants to rap, as well. Two months before the season began, Stephenson released a rap song, called “Hot N---a,” a take on the rapper Bobby Shmurda’s song that spawned the popular “Shmoney Dance.” Stephenson took the beat to the song and says in four hours he came up with his lyrics. He stripped Shmurda’s lyrics of misogyny and gun violence and replaced them with rhymes about his basketball talents, endorsements for his And 1 shoe company, reminiscing about watching Allen Iverson, his excitement to play with Hornets point guard Kemba Walker and more. “Brooklyn-bred now I’m out in N.C.,” the end of the song’s first verse goes. “Me and Kemba in the backcourt n---as as dead meat/Pops held me, down kept me out the streets/They wonder how the rose grew up out the concrete… “I’ve been ballin’ hard since like the fifth grade/Watching A.I. gettin’ 40 with the French braids/Love Indiana, I’m gonna miss some good days/Charlotte Hornet, M.J. that’s a new way.” Charlotte Observer

September 26, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers will not be at full strength at the center position when the team begins training camp next week Backup Ian Mahinmi (left shoulder) said Thursday that he expects to miss the start of the camp, that begins next Tuesday, and placed his return timetable at "two weeks, maybe more." "We've been increasing the basketball stuff lately and the shoulder's been responding really good, really well to it," said Mahinmi, who has not needed surgery for his oft-injured shoulder. "So it's looking good, it's going towards the right direction." Indianapolis Star

Keep in mind, there’s many new components as well as new roles for players already on roster. For those reasons, and more, I’m calling the season “The Year of Discovery.” I asked Vogel if he would he like to have a new contract before the season, which most certainly would help ease the burden. “I want to coach here forever,” Vogel said last month. “So I don’t think it eases any burden or anything like that, or changes the job at all. I certainly want to be back as the coach here for years to come.” Vigilant Sports

September 25, 2014 Updates

Doctors have instructed Paul George to start putting weight on his broken right leg and have cleared him to do upper body weightlifting. Coach Frank Vogel provided the update Thursday at the team's annual golf outing near Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ESPN.com

September 24, 2014 Updates

A New York Supreme Court judge said Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George is delaying a paternity hearing, according to a New York Post article posted Tuesday. An attorney for George, however, denied any suggestions that the 24-year-old is a "deadbeat dad." George has contested the lawsuit brought against him in New York by Daniela Rajic, the mother of nearly 5-month-old Olivia George, with his own petition in Florida, which also seeks to determine paternity. Indianapolis Star

 

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