Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
15 Ron Anderson GF 6-7 215 2 Fresno State 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
7 Michael Brooks F 6-7 220 4 La Salle 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
54 Greg Dreiling C 7-1 250 0 Kansas 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
10 Vern Fleming G 6-5 185 2 Georgia 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
55 Stuart Gray C 7-0 235 2 UCLA 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Panama
33 Clark Kellogg F 6-7 225 4 Ohio State 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 8 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
44 Kyle Macy G 6-3 175 7 Kentucky 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
45 Chuck Person SF 6-8 220 0 Auburn 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
4 Clint Richardson G 6-3 195 7 Seattle 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
31 Walker Russell, Sr. GF 6-5 195 4 Western Michigan 1982 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
3 Scott Skiles PG 6-1 180 0 Michigan State 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
40 Steve Stipanovich C 6-11 245 3 Missouri 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
23 Wayman Tisdale PF 6-9 240 1 Oklahoma 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
50 Pete Verhoeven F 6-9 215 5 Fresno State 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 16 United States
32 Herb Williams C 6-10 242 5 Ohio State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1986-1987 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters V. Fleming J. Long C. Person H. Williams S. Stipanovich
Rotation   C. Richardson R. Anderson W. Tisdale S. Gray
Rotation   K. Macy      
Lim PT   W. Russell, Sr. C. Kellogg   G. Dreiling

1986-1987 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks57-25-
2Detroit Pistons52-305
3Milwaukee Bucks50-327
4Indiana Pacers41-4116
5Chicago Bulls40-4217
6Cleveland Cavaliers31-5126

1986-1987 Indiana Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Chuck Person Rookie Of The Year (1987)
Chuck Person All-Rookie First Team (1987)
Chuck Person Rookie Of The Month (Nov 86, Feb 87)

1986-1987 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Chuck Person 82 36.0 18.8 8.3 3.6 1.1 0.2 2.6
John Long 80 28.3 15.2 2.7 3.2 1.2 0.1 1.9
Wayman Tisdale 81 26.7 14.5 5.9 1.4 0.6 0.3 1.7
Herb Williams 74 34.1 14.9 7.3 2.4 0.8 1.3 2.0
Steve Stipanovich 81 34.1 13.2 8.3 2.2 1.3 1.2 1.6
Vern Fleming 82 31.1 12.0 4.1 5.8 1.3 0.2 2.0
Clint Richardson 78 17.9 6.4 1.8 3.1 0.6 0.1 1.1
Kyle Macy 76 16.4 4.9 1.5 2.6 0.8 0.1 0.8
Ron Anderson 63 11.4 5.8 2.4 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.9
Walker Russell, Sr. 48 10.6 3.3 1.1 2.7 0.4 0.1 1.2
Stuart Gray 55 8.3 2.0 2.3 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.6
Greg Dreiling 24 5.3 1.8 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3
Michael Brooks 10 14.8 3.3 2.8 1.1 0.9 0.0 1.1
Clark Kellogg 4 15.0 5.0 2.8 1.5 1.2 0.0 1.0
Pete Verhoeven 5 8.8 2.0 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.0

1986-1987 Indiana Pacers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Greg Dreiling was selected as the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Greg Dreiling signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 1, 1986.

Vern Fleming was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Vern Fleming signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 28, 1984.

Stuart Gray was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Stuart Gray signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 10, 1984.

Clark Kellogg was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Clark Kellogg signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on October 7, 1982. Clark Kellogg signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on January 5, 1984.

Chuck Person was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Chuck Person signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 15, 1986.

Steve Stipanovich was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Steve Stipanovich signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on October 4, 1983.

Wayman Tisdale was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Wayman Tisdale signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on October 9, 1985.

Herb Williams was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Herb Williams signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 1, 1981. Herb Williams signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on November 20, 1985.

Acquired via Trade

Ron Anderson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 10, 1985.

John Long was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Seattle SuperSonics on October 2, 1986.

Kyle Macy was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Chicago Bulls on September 18, 1986.

Clint Richardson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Philadelphia Sixers on October 23, 1985.

Acquired via Free Agency

Walker Russell, Sr. signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on October 2, 1986.

1986-1987 Indiana Pacers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Herbert Simon Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman 1983-1984 N/A
Mel Simon Owner 1983-1984 N/A
Jack Ramsay Head Coach 1986-1987 Head Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1976 to 1986)
Dave Twardzik Assistant Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Dick Harter Assistant Coach 2007-2008 Assistant Coach (Philadelphia Sixers, 2004 to 2007)
Donnie Walsh General Manager 1986-1987 Assistant Coach (Indiana Pacers, 1984 to 1986)
Mel Daniels Director of Player Personnel 1986-1987 N/A
Slick Leonard Radio Broadcaster 1985-1986 General Manager (Indiana Pacers, 1975 to 1980)