The 2006-07 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 31st season in the NBA and 40th season as a franchise. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 41-41 output from the previous season. However, they came six wins shy of tying it, finishing 35-47.[1] The Pacers would miss the playoffs for the first time since 1996-97.

2006–07 Indiana Pacers season
Head coachRick Carlisle
General managerLarry Bird
ArenaConseco Fieldhouse
Results
Record35–47 (.427)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 10th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDNQ
Local media
TelevisionFSN Indiana
RadioWIBC
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

Contents

Draft SelectionsEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 17 Shawne Williams F   United States Memphis
2 45 Alexander Johnson F   United States Florida St.

Season SummaryEdit

During the Summer of 2006, the Pacers lost Peja Stojakovic, whom they had just acquired in a trade from the Sacramento Kings during the previous season, in free agency to the New Orleans Hornets. Because of this, they were granted a trade exception by the NBA, which they used to re-acquire former Pacer Al Harrington from the Atlanta Hawks. They also pulled off two separate trades with the Dallas Mavericks, giving up established veterans Anthony Johnson and Austin Croshere for unexplained reasons. These two trades were disappointing to Pacers fans, who were confused by the trades and saw them as one-sided in the favor of the Mavericks. In June 2006, once-promising talent Jonathan Bender announced that he was retiring from the NBA at the age of 25, due to his struggles with knee injuries. The Pacers had traded All-Star big man Antonio Davis to acquire Bender in 1999 when he was an 18-year-old rookie with great potential, but his constant injuries had prevented him from ever developing.

When the regular season finally started, the Pacers had a significantly different roster than they did at the end of the previous season. The Pacers hovered around the .500 mark for most of the season, and were a borderline playoff team. In January 2007, the Pacers pulled off another major trade, this time with the Golden State Warriors, giving up troubled swingman Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, and other pieces for versatile big man Troy Murphy and unproven swingman Mike Dunleavy as well as some other pieces. This trade was perceived as the only way for the Pacers to finally part ways with Jackson, who had lost the respect of Pacers fans due to his involvement in "The Brawl" and in a shooting at an Indianapolis nightclub. After the trade, the Pacers fell downward in the standings, marked by an 11-game losing streak which stretched from late February to mid-March, and eventually were eliminated from qualification for the 2007 NBA Playoffs. This would be the first time the Pacers missed the playoffs since the 1996-97 season, and the first of a streak of four seasons of missing the playoffs. Ironically, the perennial basement-dweller Warriors wound up making the playoffs for the first time since the 1993-94 season, and even advanced to the second round by upsetting the first-seeded Mavericks 4-2 in the first round. This left the dwindling community of Pacers fans with a sour taste in their mouths as they wondered how far the team might have gone if the trade in January had not occurred. Thus, coach Rick Carlisle was fired at the conclusion of the Pacers' season in April, and it was announced in May that Jim O'Brien, former head coach of the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, would replace him as the Pacers' head coach for the next season.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 53 29 .646 - 26–15 27–14 9–7
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 3 30–11 20–21 10–6
x-Chicago Bulls 49 33 .598 4 31–10 18–23 12–4
Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 18 22–19 13–28 8–8
Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 25 18–23 10–31 1–15
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 53 29 .646
2 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 3
3 y-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 6
4 y-Miami Heat 44 38 .537 9
5 x-Chicago Bulls 49 33 .598 4
6 x-New Jersey Nets 41 41 .500 12
7 x-Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 12
8 x-Orlando Magic 40 42 .488 13
9 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 18
10 Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 18
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 20
12 Charlotte Bobcats 33 49 .402 20
13 Atlanta Hawks 30 52 .366 23
14 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 25
15 Boston Celtics 24 58 .293 29

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

RosterEdit

Indiana Pacers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 24   Armstrong, Darrell 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fayetteville State
PF 9   Baston, Maceo 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Michigan
SG 6   Daniels, Marquis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
F 1   Diogu, Ike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Arizona State
SF 17   Dunleavy, Mike 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Duke
F/C 10   Foster, Jeff 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Texas State
SF 33   Granger, Danny 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 228 lb (103 kg) New Mexico
SG 5   Greene, Orien 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Louisiana
F 32   Harrington, Al (to GSW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) St. Patrick HS (NJ)
C 13   Harrison, David 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Colorado
F 1   Jackson, Stephen (to GSW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Butler CC
SG 3   Jasikevičius, Šarūnas (to GSW) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Maryland
SF 2   Marshall, Rawle 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oakland
PG 20   McLeod, Keith 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Bowling Green St.
PF 3   Murphy, Troy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Notre Dame
F/C 7   O'Neal, Jermaine (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Eau Claire HS (SC)
F/C 22   Powell, Josh (to GSW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina State
PG 11   Tinsley, Jamaal   6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Iowa State
F 4   Williams, Shawne 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2008-03-01

Game logEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Darrell Armstrong 81 4 15.7 .414 .336 .785 1.7 2.4 .9 .1 5.6
Maceo Baston 47 2 8.6 .645 .429 .787 1.6 .3 .3 .4 2.9
Marquis Daniels 45 4 17.8 .459 .231 .700 1.8 1.3 .6 .2 7.1
Ike Diogu 42 2 12.8 .454 . .802 3.3 .5 .1 .4 5.8
Mike Dunleavy Jr. 43 43 35.6 .454 .283 .792 5.7 2.6 1.1 .2 14.0
Jeff Foster 75 43 23.2 .469 .000 .639 8.1 .8 .8 .5 4.3
Danny Granger 82 57 34.0 .459 .382 .803 4.6 1.4 .8 .7 13.9
Orien Greene 41 0 6.2 .371 .182 .600 1.1 .5 .4 .1 1.5
Al Harrington 36 36 33.6 .458 .458 .713 6.3 1.4 .7 .3 15.9
David Harrison 24 2 7.9 .517 . .500 1.8 .3 .2 .5 3.0
Stephen Jackson 37 32 32.1 .419 .297 .822 2.6 3.1 .9 .5 14.1
Sarunas Jasikevicius 37 1 17.9 .412 .372 .922 1.3 3.0 .4 .0 7.4
Rawle Marshall 40 2 9.0 .360 .222 .689 .7 .3 .3 .1 2.5
Keith McLeod 22 7 15.4 .386 .318 .880 1.0 2.0 .3 .1 4.2
Troy Murphy 42 31 28.2 .461 .409 .772 6.1 1.6 .6 .6 11.1
Jermaine O'Neal 69 69 35.6 .436 .000 .767 9.6 2.4 .7 2.6 19.4
Josh Powell 7 0 9.1 .133 . .667 2.7 .4 .0 .0 1.7
Jamaal Tinsley 72 72 31.2 .389 .316 .720 3.3 6.9 1.6 .3 12.8
Shawne Williams 46 3 12.1 .469 .365 .550 1.8 .5 .1 .2 3.9

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Roster changesEdit

AdditionsEdit

Player Acquired Former team Position
Darrell Armstrong Trade Dallas Mavericks PG
Maceo Baston Signed as free agent Maccabi Tel Aviv PF
Marquis Daniels Trade Dallas Mavericks SG
Ike Diogu Trade Golden State Warriors PF
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. Trade Golden State Warriors SF
Orien Greene Signed as free agent Boston Celtics PG
Al Harrington Trade Atlanta Hawks PF
Rawle Marshall Trade Dallas Mavericks SG
Keith McLeod Trade Golden State Warriors PG
Troy Murphy Trade Golden State Warriors PF
Josh Powell Trade Dallas Mavericks PF
Shawne Williams Draft selection rookie SF

SubtractionsEdit

Player Departed New team Position
Jonathan Bender Retired none PF
Austin Croshere Trade Dallas Mavericks PF
Eddie Gill Signed as free agent New Jersey Nets PG
Al Harrington Trade Golden State Warriors PF
Stephen Jackson Trade Golden State Warriors SF
Sarunas Jasikevicius Trade Golden State Warriors PG
Anthony Johnson Trade Dallas Mavericks PG
Fred Jones Signed as free agent Toronto Raptors SG
Scot Pollard Signed as free agent Cleveland Cavaliers C
Josh Powell Trade Golden State Warriors PF
Predrag Stojakovic Signed as free agent New Orleans Hornets SF
Samaki Walker Waived none PF

ReferencesEdit