I've made a couple of attempts in the past to do something along this line but I never really found I proper way to present the info. I guess the third times the charm. I plan on updating this thread daily for the entire year, each day presenting a small piece of Pacer history.
I used several sources for the information that will be in this thread.
Basketball Reference.com has a ton of information.
Professional Basketball Transactions Archive This site is nothing short of amazing.
Remeber the ABA.com How could you talk Pacer history without this site?
I also have a copy of the Pacers Media Guide that was used very frequently.
Wikipedia helped with info on what players might be up to today.
NBA Hoops on Line was used, but not to the extent as the others.
Along the way I hope you find this entertaining and informative.
Your thoughts and stories of all things Pacers are more than welcome.
Well, lets give this a shot & see how it plays out.
Today is January 1st, on this date in Pacer history......
The Pacers have played just 2 games on New Years Day. An ABA loss in San Diego in 1975 & an NBA win at Utah in 1985.
There were 2 Pacers born on January 1st.
Travis Grant in 1950.
Grant was 6-7, 215 from Kentucky State & played just one year in Indiana, the final ABA season of 75-76. Grant averaged 9.6 points, 2.9 boards & 16.6 minutes in 34 games.
Leroy Combs in 1961.
Combs was 6-8, 210 from Oklahoma State & also played just a single season as a Pacer, 83-84. Averaging 4.5 points, 1.1 boards & 9.3 minutes in 48 games
I found 2 Pacer tranaction for January 1st.
In 1972 we signed free agent Bob Arnzen
In 1987 we signed free agent Michael Brooks
That's it for day 1, see ya tomorrow!