The pro basketball team with the name of state of Indiana across their chests are a team that is beloved across the entire state through the good times and the bad; there has been a lot of good and a lot of bad in this team’s history. The Pacers franchise got its start in 1967 as a part of the American Basketball Association (ABA). They became a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a part of the merger of 1976.

Pacers Team Details

  • Owner: Herbert Simon
  • Current Division: Central
  • Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
0 Championship Wins
0 Conference Title
0 Division Titles

Pacers Winning Record

There is a reason why the Pacers are so popular in Indiana. It’s because they have a long track record of success that dates back decades. 

Championships

Conference Titles

NBA Eastern Conference

1 Title

Division Titles

Pacers Team Rivals

Who you think the Pacers biggest rival is may depend on which Pacers era you feel the most emotionally invested in looking back on. 

Pacers History

Even without an NBA championship to their credit in their long history on the hardwood, the Indiana Pacers are still proud of a rich and successful history. It may seem like a distant memory at this point, but the Pacers were a formidable dynasty in the ABA, winning three ABA championships and reaching that league’s title game five times, before joining the NBA in 1976. The Pacers got very close a few times in the famed “Reggie Miller Era” and have also been putting together a competitive and fun team to watch in the past several years. 

Basketball Association

ABA (1967-1976)
NBA (1976-present)

Retired Numbers

Reggie Miller

Number 31

Bobby Leonard

Number 21

Hall of Fame Inductees

Six all-time Pacers greats have been inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame. None more beloved by the state of Indiana than Reggie Miller. 

Reggie Miller

Inducted in 2012

Mel Daniels

Inducted in 2012

Alex English

Inducted in 1997

Chris Mullin

Inducted in 2011

Roger Brown

Inducted in 2013

George McGinnis

Inducted in 2017