Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
15 Ron Anderson GF 6-7 215 3 Fresno State 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
54 Greg Dreiling C 7-1 250 1 Kansas 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
10 Vern Fleming G 6-5 185 3 Georgia 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
55 Stuart Gray C 7-0 235 3 UCLA 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 5 Panama
25 John Long GF 6-5 195 9 Detroit-Mercy 1978 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
31 Reggie Miller SG 6-7 185 0 UCLA 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
45 Chuck Person SF 6-8 220 1 Auburn 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
4 Clint Richardson G 6-3 195 8 Seattle 1979 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
24 Brian Rowsom PF 6-9 220 0 UNC Wilmington 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
3 Scott Skiles PG 6-1 180 1 Michigan State 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
40 Steve Stipanovich C 6-11 245 4 Missouri 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
23 Wayman Tisdale PF 6-9 240 2 Oklahoma 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
5 Clinton Wheeler G 6-1 185 3 William Paterson 1981 Rnd 7 Pick 12 United States
32 Herb Williams C 6-10 242 6 Ohio State 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States

1987-1988 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters V. Fleming J. Long C. Person W. Tisdale S. Stipanovich
Rotation S. Skiles R. Miller R. Anderson   H. Williams
Rotation C. Wheeler       S. Gray
Rotation         G. Dreiling

1987-1988 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Detroit Pistons54-28-
2Chicago Bulls50-324
3Atlanta Hawks50-324
4Milwaukee Bucks42-4012
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4012
6Indiana Pacers38-4416

1987-1988 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Chuck Person 79 35.5 17.0 6.8 3.9 0.9 0.1 2.7
Wayman Tisdale 79 30.1 16.1 6.2 1.3 0.7 0.4 1.8
Vern Fleming 80 34.2 13.9 4.5 7.1 1.4 0.1 2.2
Steve Stipanovich 80 33.6 13.5 8.3 2.3 1.1 0.9 1.9
John Long 81 25.0 12.8 2.8 2.1 1.0 0.1 1.6
Reggie Miller 82 22.4 10.0 2.3 1.6 0.6 0.2 1.2
Herb Williams 75 26.2 10.0 6.3 1.3 0.5 1.9 1.6
Ron Anderson 74 14.8 7.3 2.9 1.1 0.6 0.1 1.0
Stuart Gray 74 10.9 3.0 3.4 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.7
Scott Skiles 51 14.9 4.4 1.3 3.5 0.4 0.1 1.5
Clinton Wheeler 59 8.7 2.5 0.7 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.9
Greg Dreiling 20 3.7 1.7 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.6
Brian Rowsom 4 4.0 1.5 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.2

1987-1988 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. Vern Fleming signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on September 8, 1987.

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.

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.

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. Steve Stipanovich signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on June 16, 1987.

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. Ron Anderson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on August 1, 1987.

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

Scott Skiles was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 21, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Clinton Wheeler signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on October 5, 1987.

1987-1988 Indiana Pacers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Herbert Simon Owner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer 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)
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