2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
34-38, 2nd in Central
The highlights that make Isaiah Jackson a coveted NBA prospect (1:59)
Chris Duarte's NBA draft profile (0:17)

ESPN Daily: Is Jalen Rose the First Jalen?

You’ll find several “Jalens” in the NBA draft this week, following several that were in the spring NFL draft. From Jalen Suggs to Jalen Green to Jalen Johnson, the first round of picks will have you hearing the name ... a lot. For years our colleague, friend and basketball veteran Jalen Rose has maintained that today’s Jalens are named for him (whether they know it or not). In one of our favorite-ever episodes, we honor Jalen Rose’s mother, the recently passed Jeanne Rose, by exploring the history and mystery of his name in sports and beyond. With data, experts, and extensive interviews, the Jalen paradox is solved.

Rick Carlisle focused on turning Pacers into playoff contenders (0:56)
What does hiring Rick Carlisle mean for Pacers? (1:12)
How Stephen A. feels about Rick Carlisle going to the Pacers (2:00)
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42dTim MacMahon

Carlisle returns for second stint as Pacers coach

The Indiana Pacers hired Rick Carlisle as their new head coach Thursday. Carlisle resigned as the Mavericks' coach last week after 13 seasons with that franchise and is endorsing Jason Kidd to replace him as coach.

This Just In  

The Pacers are hiring Rick Carlisle as head coach, sources tell ESPN's Tim MacMahon. He will sign a 4-year, $29 million contract.

Warriors, Magic each walk away with two NBA draft lottery picks (2:26)
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48dBrianna Williams

Sierra Canyon's sideline continues to attract superstars

For Thursday night's regional semifinal against the Etiwanda Eagles, multiplatinum rapper Drake made his second appearance and brought award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan along with him.

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51dTim Bontemps

Gobert, Simmons, Green highlight NBA All-D team

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green were among the 10 players named to the NBA's All-Defensive teams Monday night.

Bjorkgren out as Pacers head coach (0:34)
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57dAdrian Wojnarowski

Bjorkgren fired as Pacers coach after one season

Nate Bjorkgren is out as Pacers coach after one season with the team. Head-coaching experience is expected to be a premium element of the Pacers' upcoming search, sources told ESPN.

Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider 

Nate Bjorkgren is out as Indiana's coach, sources tell ESPN. Bjorkgren was informed today of decision to dismiss him. He met with management on Tuesday. Pacers are expected to pursue a more experienced, established head coach in this process. Bjorkgren lost locker room and much of organization in his one year as coach.


Beal, Westbrook lead Wiz past Pacers 142-115 for East 8 seed

— Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal did what they do — a near triple-double for one, 25 points in just 29 minutes for the other — and the Washington Wizards reached the NBA playoffs as the Eastern Conference’s No. 8 seed by overwhelming the Indiana...

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.36th
Rebounds Per Game42.726th
Assists Per Game27.42nd
Points Allowed113.222nd

Team History