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Arlena can still recall the elation in his voice the day he called to tell her the Indiana Pacers, a new team in a new league, had made him the franchise's first player. "From there," she says, "it was just history." He averaged 17.6 points a game over an eight-year career and led the Pacers to three titles, winning playoff MVP honors in 1970. His name was later cleared in the gambling scandal, but he refused entry into the NBA near the end of his career. He retired in 1975 among the best in ABA history. "The Pacers were the class of the league, and Roger was the class of the class," Julius Erving said in Green's documentary. "He would have been known as one of the greatest players of all-time, but he never got that chance," longtime NBA executive Donnie Walsh added. "The greatest Pacer ever," Reggie Miller said. USA Today Sports

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Hall of Famer Reggie Miller said this week that he has thought about working in the Pacers’ front office someday. President Donnie Walsh said he and the former Pacers great have never had a serious discussion about Miller joining the team. What would Walsh say if Miller asked his advice? “You’re not going to make as much money as you did as a player,” Walsh said laughing. “But you’ll make a good living and you have to really think everything out. This isn’t like where you have your first thought and then you go do it. You have to look at all the ramifications of everything you do ’cause it impacts the team, not just one person.” Indianapolis Star

May 14, 2013 Updates

You have the life of luxury. You work one day a week during the regular season. But how much do you think about running a team in the front office? Reggie Miller: All the time. It would have to be the right situation (and), for me, the only situation I know is Indiana. Those competitive juices always flow. During the regular season, not so much because it’s only one day a week. It really picks up come the end of March and April when the playoffs are about to start and we have a lot of games. That’s when my blood starts to boil and I start to sweat a little bit more. I’m in the action because every possession means something. That’s when I think I could possibly do that. Again, it’ll have to be the right situation. We’ll see. I’m not going to broadcast forever. I’ll probably want to do something else in basketball, which will probably be running a team or at least helping run a team. Indianapolis Star

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Ray Allen has broken Reggie Miller's record for 3-pointers in the NBA playoffs. Allen's fourth 3 in the Miami Heat's game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night gave him 321 for his career, one more than the former Indiana Pacers great. Allen set the record with 8:35 to play, then added his fifth of the night a few minutes later for No. 322. ESPN.com

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When TNT carries the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET), the network is hoping that subtraction will end up being a plus. Calling the game that night: Steve Kerr, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller. Not a play-by-play man among the former NBA stars. Kerr says he won't be trying "to be Marv Albert or Kevin Harlan" but will act as "point man leading us to breaks. Maybe a little bit of a traffic cop if the game calls for it. It is more like three former players having a round table (discussion) almost during the game." So has Kerr informed the other former NBA All-Stars that the offense will be running through him Thursday night? "In no uncertain terms," Kerr says with a laugh. "Well put." USA Today Sports

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Also, officials will emphasize the “Reggie Miller rule” for a shooter who kicks his legs out during jump-shot attempts to create contact and draw fouls. Officials plan to call offensive fouls on shooters who blatantly kick out their legs to initiate contact. Officials will also be more aware of the “Respect the Game” rule, being more stringent on players who show an excessive amount of emotion arguing calls or attempt to delay the game while protesting. Finally, officials will lighten up on calling technical fouls for players who throw the ball against the stanchions. Boston Globe

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Reggie Miller "confessed" that he got away with a foul during the most famous sequence of his career but justified his action with the unimpeachable, "But Michael Jordan did it all the time!" defense. The confession/explanation sequence was the clear highlight of the 2012 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass., on Friday. During the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Knicks, Miller famously scored eight points in nine seconds to push his Indiana Pacers to a shocking victory. After nailing a 3-pointer over John Starks, Miller stole the ensuing inbounds pass, knocking down Knicks guard Greg Anthony in the process, before stepping back to hit another 3-pointer to tie the game at 105. Watch video of the play below. CBSSports.com

On Friday, Miller admitted that he should have been called for a foul during the sequence and even issued an apology to Anthony, joking that the play was one of his basketball "sins." "I've got to say here, in 1995, as you saw in the video, yeah, I pushed," Miller said. "I'm sorry. The ref didn't call it. I went with it. Like Magic [Johnson] says, 'By any means necessary.' So I apologize, Greg. I've never said that publicly. So, Greg, I shoved you and I kept you down." CBSSports.com

September 6, 2012 Updates

Reggie Miller spent his entire professional playing career with the Indiana Pacers. Now he does not rule out returning to the franchise if the right front-office position becomes available. "I never close any doors," Miller said. "I listen to everything. (Owner) Herb Simon and I have had this conversation before. So yes, if something presented itself, I would definitely look at it and go from there." Indianapolis Star

September 5, 2012 Updates

“I was also looking at point guard a little bit, too. But what happened was we were looking at Kevin Johnson, the now mayor of Sacramento (Calif.). Unexpectedly, Cleveland took him at seven. A lot of people were surprised because they already had Mark Price. I didn’t expect that to happen. I got word before hand that was going to happen. “Reggie and Johnson came the same day to visit us, so I met them both at the same time. Actually I thought Johnson brought out a lot of things about Reggie to cause me to admire him a lot. He showed he was a good guy. Up until then, there was all this funny stuff about Reggie out there, but after that visit I knew none of that was true. Any case, once we knew Cleveland was going to take Johnson then I started looking Reggie. Indianapolis Star

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