2008–09 Indiana Pacers season


2008–09 Indiana Pacers season

NBA season
team = Indiana Pacers
end_year = 2009
wins = 0
losses = 0
division = central
division_place = TBD
conf_place = TBD
coach = Jim O'Brien
arena = Conseco Fieldhouse
playoffs = TBD

The 2008-09 Indiana Pacers season will be the 42nd season of the franchise, 33rd in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates

*June 26: The 2008 NBA Draft took place in New York City, New York.
*July 1: The free agency period started.

Offseason

On July 9 the Pacers officially announced they had made two trades, the most notable being the trade of former All Star forward Jermaine O'Neal in exchange for Toronto Raptors players T. J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, Maceo Baston and Roy Hibbert who was the 17th pick on the 2008 NBA draft. The Raptors also received Nathan Jawai who was the 41st pick in the draft. Also in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Pacers acquired Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts and Brandon Rush who was the 13th pick in the draft. The Pacers traded away Ike Diogu and Jerryd Bayless who was the 11th pick in the draft. [ [http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/pacers_trades_release_080709.html Pacers announce two trades; acquire seven players] ] With the Pacers missing the playoffs for the last two seasons and reaching just the first round before that, a change was needed in Indianapolis. Having been with the Pacers for the past eight years, O'Neal's tenure was marred by numerous injuries which saw him miss 40 games last season and 31 during the 2005-06 season. [ [http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jZYYN-dWpbcjHg158VS1qx1fTF2g Raptors formally announce acquisition of Jermaine O'Neal, re-sign Calderon] ]

Draft picks

* The 6-foot-10, Nathan Jawai is the first indigenous player from Australia to be drafted by an NBA team. [http://scoreboards.canoe.ca/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=canoe&page=nba/news/newstest.aspx?id=4164165]

Free Agents

Additions

col-end

References

ee also

*2008–09 NBA season


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