Pacers 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds and Record Predictions

August 12th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

 For the first time since 2010, the Indiana Pacers come into a season after posting a losing record and missing the postseason. This also marks the second straight year with a lot of uncertainty for the franchise, though for very different reasons. 

Last year, the Pacers had to deal with the loss of star player Paul George to a broken leg for most of the season. He did return to play six games, but the team had fallen out of serious playoff contention long before that. 

Now, Pacers president Larry Bird and head coach Frank Vogel are looking to change how the team plays. Bird addressed the topic immediately after last season, telling Mark Montieth of they needed to play faster: "There's a gentleman who sits behind me who said, 'Boy, I wish they'd push the ball up a little faster.' And I agreed with him. ... I'm not saying we're going to go out there and go crazy up and down the court. But we want to play a little smaller at times."

Vogel also addressed the potential changes in Montieth's article, emphasizing the need for them to get faster: "I'm excited about it. We've been in the botto ...

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