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Shade
05-25-2006, 10:05 PM
I was just thinking, there are still three former Pacers left in these playoffs, all with different teams. Dale Davis in Detroit, James Jones in Phoenix, and Erik Dampier in Dallas. Have any former Pacers won a title after going to another team?

Frank Slade
05-25-2006, 10:20 PM
I was just thinking, there are still three former Pacers left in these playoffs, all with different teams. Dale Davis in Detroit, James Jones in Phoenix, and Erik Dampier in Dallas. Have any former Pacers won a title after going to another team?

Detlef schrempf ? Oh wait...http://www.finals.com/nuggets/images/mutombo_celb_grab.jpg.. :(

Honestly no one comes to mind... which is a Credit to the Organization

Kegboy
05-25-2006, 10:41 PM
SA traded Person 6 months before they won their first title. :(

I'd think there's got to be somebody from all the trade ****ups back in the late 70's-early 80's.

Kstat
05-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Larry Brown?

wooolus
05-25-2006, 11:20 PM
Larry Didn't play a minute for the Pacers

Brian
05-25-2006, 11:46 PM
Larry Brown?


I dont get it

Shade
05-25-2006, 11:54 PM
Larry Brown?

Nice try. :laugh:

Kstat
05-26-2006, 12:15 AM
Nice try. :laugh:


YOu never said it had to be a former player.....

Easy
05-26-2006, 06:04 AM
James Edwards won a championship or two with the Pistons, & he played very well also.

Adrian Dantley lost in the NBA finals.

Did Jerry Sichtsing win one with the Celtics? Believe so--against the Rockets.
Was Clemon Johnson on the 83 Sixers?

I'd look them up to be sure but I'm not home now & must run to another location.

Easy

Slick Pinkham
05-26-2006, 08:39 AM
Easy is right:

Three of the top teams in NBA history had former Pacers.

Celtics '86 champions (Sichting)
76ers '83 champions (Clemon Johnson)
The champion & record 72 win 1996 Bulls team (James Edwards was on it, in addition to being on the "bad boy" Piston teams).

A "near miss" is George McGinnis, who lost in the 1977 NBA finals with Philly.

Another near miss is John Long (the Pacers starting SG before Reggie) who was was a reserve on Detroit but they lost to Jordan's Bulls in the ECFs 1991.

Hicks
05-26-2006, 12:19 PM
McGinnis wasn't on the '83 team? For some reason I thought he was.

Slick Pinkham
05-26-2006, 12:35 PM
George left Philly for Denver, then for the Pacers (traded for Alex English :sad:) and retired after the 1982 season

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/mcginge01.html

ChicagoJ
05-26-2006, 12:37 PM
No, but Big Mac unfortunately can only blame himself for not winning (or at least forcing game #7 back in Philly) in 1977. That was a shot he'd hit thousands of times.

shags
05-26-2006, 07:27 PM
Easy is right:

Three of the top teams in NBA history had former Pacers.

Celtics '86 champions (Sichting)
76ers '83 champions (Clemon Johnson)
The champion & record 72 win 1996 Bulls team (James Edwards was on it, in addition to being on the "bad boy" Piston teams).

A "near miss" is George McGinnis, who lost in the 1977 NBA finals with Philly.

Another near miss is John Long (the Pacers starting SG before Reggie) who was was a reserve on Detroit but they lost to Jordan's Bulls in the ECFs 1991.

Actually, John Long was a little used backup on the 1989 Pistons Championship team. Can't believe I forgot him. The Pistons signed him after the Pacers cut him in midseason.

Slick Pinkham
05-26-2006, 07:52 PM
Actually, John Long was a little used backup on the 1989 Pistons Championship team. Can't believe I forgot him. The Pistons signed him after the Pacers cut him in midseason.

Gee, you're right.

Another near miss and really bad break was Adrian Dantley, who was briefly a Pacer for part of one season in the 70's, lost in the 1988 finals with Detriot, then was traded to Dallas for Mark Aguire during the 1989 championship season.

Shade
06-21-2006, 01:03 AM
The jinx continues...