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The 1993–94 NBA season was the Pacers' 18th season in the National Basketball Association, and 27th season as a franchise.[1] The Pacers would undergo several changes as the club hired Larry Brown as head coach,[2] and acquired Derrick McKey from the Seattle SuperSonics, plus signing free agent Haywoode Workman.[3] In December, they signed free agent Byron Scott, who won championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. The Pacers got off to a rough start losing six of their first seven games, but would play .500 ball until April. By winning the final eight games of the season, the Pacers were able to grab the #5 seed in the Eastern Conference and close out the season with a 47–35 record, fourth in the Central Division.

1993–94 Indiana Pacers season
Head coachLarry Brown
General managerDonnie Walsh
ArenaMarket Square Arena
Results
Record47–35 (.573)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finishLost to New York Knicks in Eastern Conference Finals (3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionPrime Sports Midwest, WTTV
RadioWNDE
< 1992–93 1994–95 >

In the playoffs, the Pacers swept the 4th-seeded Orlando Magic in three straight games for their first playoff series win since joining the NBA. The Pacers advanced to the Eastern Conference semi-finals, and upset the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in six games to reach the Eastern Conference Finals.[4] The Pacers were challenging the heavily favored New York Knicks. The Pacers dropped the first two games in New York. Upon arriving in Indiana, the Pacers were able to win the next two games. In Game 5, Reggie Miller scored 25 points in the 4th quarter. In the process, Miller mocked Knicks fan Spike Lee.[3] The Pacers returned to Indiana for Game 6 with the opportunity to win the Eastern Conference Title. The Pacers would end up losing Game 6 and were forced to return to Madison Square Garden for Game 7. With the home court advantage, the Knicks would eliminate the Pacers.[5]

Following the season, Pooh Richardson and second-year guard Malik Sealy, who both did not play in the postseason due to injuries, were both traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Scott Haskin PF   United States Oregon St.
2 39 Thomas Hill SG/SF   United States Duke
2 51 Spencer Dunkley C   England Delaware

RosterEdit

Indiana Pacers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 12   Conner, Lester 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oregon State
PF 33   Davis, Antonio 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UTEP
PF 32   Davis, Dale 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Clemson
PG 10   Fleming, Vern 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Georgia
C 43   Haskin, Scott 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Oregon State
SF 9   McKey, Derrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Alabama
SG 31   Miller, Reggie (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) UCLA
SF 5   Mitchell, Sam 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mercer
SF 23   Paddio, Gerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) UNLV
PG 24   Richardson, Pooh   6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UCLA
SG 4   Scott, Byron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Arizona State
SG 21   Sealy, Malik   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) St. John's
C 45   Smits, Rik 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Marist
C 41   Thompson, LaSalle 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Texas
PF 44   Williams, Kenny 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Elizabeth City State
PG 3   Workman, Haywoode 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oral Roberts
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Pacers points Opponents Record Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 5, 1993 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 110 116 0-1 Loss 1
2 Sat, Nov 6, 1993 Detroit Pistons Loss 107 113 0-2 Loss 2

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Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695 36–5 21–20 21–7
x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 2 31–10 24–17 21–7
x-Indiana Pacers 47 35 .573 10 29–12 18–23 15–13
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 10 31–10 16–25 16–12
Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 16 28–13 13–28 12–16
Detroit Pistons 20 62 .244 37 10–31 10–31 4–24
Milwaukee Bucks 20 62 .244 37 11–30 9–32 9–19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695
2 y-New York Knicks 57 25 .695
3 x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Orlando Magic 50 32 .610 7
5 x-Indiana Pacers 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 10
7 x-New Jersey Nets 45 37 .549 12
8 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 15
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 16
10 Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 25
11 Philadelphia 76ers 25 57 .305 32
12 Washington Bullets 24 58 .293 33
13t Milwaukee Bucks 20 62 .244 37
13t Detroit Pistons 20 62 .244 37

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1993–94 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 4–0 4–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 5–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Boston 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–4 0–4 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Charlotte 1–4 4–0 1–4 1–4 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2
Chicago 3–2 2–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 0–4 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–4 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 5–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 2–2 0–5 0–4 0–5 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–4 2–2 1–4 1–1
Detroit 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–5 2–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 4–1 2–2 1–4 3–1 2–0
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 2–3 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 2–3 2–2 3–3 1–1
Indiana 2–3 4–0 2–2 1–4 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–5 2–3 3–2 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–0 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–5 1–4 0–4 0–5 2–2 1–1
Miami 1–3 3–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–3 4–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Milwaukee 0–5 1–3 2–3 0–4 2–3 2–0 0–2 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 2–2 1–4 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–4 0–4 1–4 0–2
New Jersey 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 0–5 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
New York 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–4 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–0
Orlando 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 5–0 2–3 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–1
Philadelphia 0–4 1–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 3–1 0–2 1–3 2–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–3
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 5–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–0
Portland 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–3 0–4 1–1 3–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–3 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 1–4 1–3 0–5 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–4 0–5 2–0
Seattle 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 5–0 4–0 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–0 1–3 2–0
Washington 0–4 2–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–3 0–5 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(4) Orlando Magic vs. (5) Indiana Pacers: Pacers win series 3–0

Last Playoff Meeting: This was the first meeting between the Pacers and Magic.

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Indiana Pacers: Pacers win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 10): Indiana 96, Atlanta 85
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 12): Atlanta 92, Indiana 69
  • Game 3 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (May 14): Indiana 101, Atlanta 81
  • Game 4 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (May 15): Indiana 102, Atlanta 86
  • Game 5 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 17): Atlanta 88, Indiana 76
  • Game 6 @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis (May 19): Indiana 98, Atlanta 79

Last Playoff Meeting: 1987 Eastern Conference First Round (Atlanta won 3–1)

East Conference FinalsEdit

(2) New York Knicks vs. (5) Indiana Pacers: Knicks win series 4–3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 3–1)

Awards, records, and honorsEdit

Player statsEdit

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

SeasonEdit

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1993-94 Indiana Pacers
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Brown Takes Old Baggage to a New Port". New York Times. June 14, 1993. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Indiana Pacers (1967–present)
  4. ^ "Indiana Finishes Off Hawks, 98-79". Los Angeles Times. May 20, 1994. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Knicks Go Out of the Frying Pan and Into the N.B.A. Finals". New York Times. June 6, 1994. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  6. ^ 1993-94 Indiana Pacers Games - Basketball-Reference.com