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2002-2003 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster
Schedule | Depth Chart

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Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
24 Jonathan Bender F 6-11 202 3 Picayune High School (Mississippi) 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
2 Jamison Brewer PG 6-4 180 1 Auburn 2001 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
27 Primoz Brezec C 7-2 252 1 Union Olimpija (Slovenia) 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 27 Slovenia
44 Austin Croshere F 6-9 235 5 Providence 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
10 Jeff Foster C 6-11 236 3 Texas State 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
12 Tim Hardaway PG 6-0 175 13 UTEP 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
32 Al Harrington F 6-9 245 4 St. Patrick High School (New Jersey) 1998 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
20 Fred Jones G 6-4 210 0 Oregon 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
5 Ron Mercer SG 6-7 210 5 Kentucky 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
52 Brad Miller C 7-0 261 4 Purdue 1998 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Oliver Miller C 6-9 280 8 Arkansas 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
31 Reggie Miller SG 6-7 185 15 UCLA 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
7 Jermaine O'Neal FC 6-11 235 6 Eau Claire High School (South Carolina) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
21 Erick Strickland G 6-3 210 6 Nebraska 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
11 Jamaal Tinsley PG 6-3 188 1 Iowa State 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
91 Metta World Peace SF 6-7 260 3 St. John's 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States

Indiana Depth Chart Historical Indiana Depth Charts

  PG SG SF PF C
S Jamaal Tinsley
7.8p 3.6r 7.5a
Reggie Miller
12.6p 2.5r 2.4a
M. World Peace
15.5p 5.2r 2.9a
J. O'Neal
20.8p 10.3r 2.0a
Brad Miller
13.1p 8.3r 2.6a
R E. Strickland
6.5p 2.0r 2.9a
Ron Mercer
7.7p 2.1r 1.6a
 
 
Al Harrington
12.2p 6.2r 1.5a
Jeff Foster
2.1p 3.6r 0.7a
R Tim Hardaway
4.9p 1.5r 2.4a
 
 
 
 
J. Bender
6.6p 2.9r 0.9a
 
 
R  
 
 
 
 
 
A. Croshere
5.1p 3.2r 1.1a
 
 
L  
 
Jamison Brewer
2.2p 0.9r 1.8a
 
 
 
 
Primoz Brezec
2.0p 1.1r 0.2a
L  
 
Fred Jones
1.2p 0.5r 0.3a
 
 
 
 
 
 

* Depth Chart stats are based upon the last 5 games played.


Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Detroit Pistons50-32-
2Indiana Pacers48-342
3New Orleans Pelicans47-353
4Milwaukee Bucks42-408
5Atlanta Hawks35-4715
6Chicago Bulls30-5220
7Toronto Raptors24-5826
8Cleveland Cavaliers17-6533

Indiana Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jermaine O'Neal All-NBA Third Team (2003)
Jermaine O'Neal Player Of The Month (Jan 03, Apr 03)
Metta World Peace Player Of The Week (11/17/02)
Jermaine O'Neal Player Of The Week (01/12/03)
Metta World Peace All-NBA Defensive Second Team (2003)
Jermaine O'Neal Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2003)
Brad Miller Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (2003)
Jamaal Tinsley Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2003)

Indiana Season Stat Leaders Full Team Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jermaine O'Neal 77 37.2 20.8 10.3 2.0 0.9 2.3 2.3
Metta World Peace 69 33.6 15.5 5.2 2.9 2.3 0.7 2.1
Brad Miller 73 31.1 13.1 8.3 2.6 0.9 0.6 1.6
Reggie Miller 70 30.3 12.6 2.5 2.4 0.9 0.1 0.9
Al Harrington 82 30.1 12.2 6.2 1.5 0.9 0.4 2.0
Jamaal Tinsley 73 30.6 7.8 3.6 7.5 1.7 0.2 2.6
Ron Mercer 72 23.1 7.7 2.1 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.8
Jonathan Bender 46 17.8 6.6 2.9 0.9 0.2 1.2 0.9
Erick Strickland 71 18.0 6.5 2.0 2.9 0.5 0.1 1.4
Austin Croshere 49 12.9 5.1 3.2 1.1 0.1 0.3 0.6
Tim Hardaway 10 12.7 4.9 1.5 2.4 0.9 0.0 1.1
Jamison Brewer 10 8.0 2.2 0.9 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.6
Jeff Foster 77 10.6 2.1 3.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.4
Primoz Brezec 21 5.2 2.0 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
Fred Jones 19 6.1 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3

Indiana Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jamison Brewer was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Jamison Brewer signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 20, 2001.

Primoz Brezec was selected as the #27 pick in the First Round of the 2000 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Primoz Brezec signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 1, 2001.

Austin Croshere was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1997 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Austin Croshere signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 3, 1997. Austin Croshere signed an extension with the Indiana Pacers on November 1, 1999. Austin Croshere re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on August 2, 2000.

Al Harrington was selected as the #25 pick in the First Round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Al Harrington signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on January 22, 1999. Al Harrington signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on October 31, 2001.

Fred Jones was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Fred Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 5, 2002.

Reggie Miller was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Reggie Miller signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 1, 1987. Reggie Miller signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on December 21, 1990. Reggie Miller re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 30, 1996. Reggie Miller re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on August 9, 2000.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Jonathan Bender, the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1999 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Indiana Pacers from the Toronto Raptors on August 1, 1999. Jonathan Bender signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 5, 1999. Jonathan Bender signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on October 31, 2002.

Draft Rights to Jeff Foster, the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1999 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Indiana Pacers from the Golden State Warriors on June 30, 1999. Jeff Foster signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 13, 1999. Jeff Foster signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on October 29, 2002.

Draft Rights to Jamaal Tinsley, the #27 pick in the First Round of the 2001 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Indiana Pacers from the Atlanta Hawks on July 19, 2001. Jamaal Tinsley signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 19, 2001.

Acquired via Trade

Ron Mercer was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Chicago Bulls on February 19, 2002.

Brad Miller was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Chicago Bulls on February 19, 2002.

Jermaine O'Neal was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 31, 2000.

Metta World Peace was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Chicago Bulls on February 19, 2002. Metta World Peace signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on October 31, 2002.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tim Hardaway signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on March 27, 2003.

Erick Strickland signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 11, 2002.

Indiana Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Mel Simon Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Herbert Simon Owner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer 1983-1984 N/A
Kevin Bower Chief Financial Officer, Director of Team Security 2002-2003 N/A
Rick Fuson Chief Operating Officer 1984-1985 N/A
Donnie Walsh President 1988-1989 General Manager (Indiana Pacers, 1986 to 1988)
David Kahn General Manager 1995-1996 N/A
Isiah Thomas Head Coach 2000-2001 General Manager (Toronto Raptors, 1994 to 1997)
Brendan Malone Assistant Coach 2000-2001 Assistant Coach (New York Knicks, 1996 to 2000)
Mel Daniels Director of Player Personnel 1986-1987 N/A
David Morway VP of Basketball Administration 1998-1999 N/A