Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1996-1997 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
53 Jerome Allen G 6-4 185 1 Pennsylvania 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
2 Vincent Askew GF 6-6 210 8 Memphis 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
4 Travis Best PG 5-11 182 1 Georgia Tech 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
25 Erick Dampier C 6-11 265 0 Mississippi State 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
33 Antonio Davis FC 6-9 245 3 UTEP 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
32 Dale Davis C-F 6-11 252 5 Clemson 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
27 Duane Ferrell F 6-7 209 8 Georgia Tech 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Darvin Ham F-G 6-7 220 0 Texas Tech 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
20 Fred Hoiberg G 6-4 203 1 Iowa State 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
13 Mark Jackson PG 6-1 180 9 St. John's 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
8 Eddie Johnson SF 6-7 215 14 Illinois 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
9 Derrick McKey SF 6-9 205 9 Alabama 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
31 Reggie Miller SG 6-7 185 9 UCLA 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
5 Jalen Rose G 6-8 210 2 Michigan 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
55 Brent Scott PF 6-10 250 0 Rice 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
45 Rik Smits C 7-4 250 8 Marist 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Netherlands
41 LaSalle Thompson C 6-10 245 14 Texas 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
7 Reggie Williams GF 6-7 190 9 Georgetown 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
3 Haywoode Workman G 6-2 180 6 Oral Roberts 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States

1996-1997 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Best R. Miller D. McKey D. Davis R. Smits
Rotation H. Workman J. Rose D. Ferrell A. Davis E. Dampier
Rotation   F. Hoiberg     B. Scott
Lim PT M. Jackson   D. Ham   L. Thompson

1996-1997 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls69-13-
2Atlanta Hawks56-2613
3Detroit Pistons54-2815
4Charlotte Hornets54-2815
5Cleveland Cavaliers42-4027
6Indiana Pacers39-4330
7Milwaukee Bucks33-4936
8Toronto Raptors30-5239

1996-1997 Indiana Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Erick Dampier Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)

1996-1997 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Reggie Miller 81 36.6 21.6 3.5 3.4 0.9 0.3 2.1
Rik Smits 52 29.2 17.1 6.9 1.3 0.4 1.1 2.4
Antonio Davis 82 28.5 10.5 7.3 0.8 0.5 1.0 1.7
Dale Davis 80 32.4 10.4 9.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.4
Travis Best 76 27.2 9.9 2.2 4.2 1.3 0.1 2.0
Jalen Rose 66 18.0 7.3 1.8 2.3 0.9 0.3 1.6
Derrick McKey 50 29.0 8.0 4.8 2.7 0.9 0.6 1.7
Duane Ferrell 62 18.0 6.4 2.3 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.9
Erick Dampier 72 14.6 5.1 4.1 0.6 0.3 1.0 1.2
Mark Jackson 30 35.1 9.0 4.1 9.8 1.5 0.1 3.3
Vincent Askew 41 20.0 5.7 2.4 2.2 0.4 0.1 1.0
Fred Hoiberg 47 12.2 4.8 1.7 0.9 0.6 0.1 0.5
Jerome Allen 51 13.6 3.2 1.3 2.1 0.5 0.0 1.1
Eddie Johnson 28 10.9 5.2 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.6
Haywoode Workman 4 20.2 5.5 1.8 2.8 0.8 0.0 1.2
Brent Scott 16 3.4 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
Reggie Williams 2 16.5 2.5 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Darvin Ham 1 5.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
LaSalle Thompson 9 3.9 0.3 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

1996-1997 Indiana Pacers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Travis Best was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Travis Best signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on October 4, 1995.

Erick Dampier was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Erick Dampier signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on July 24, 1996.

Antonio Davis was selected as the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Antonio Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 10, 1993. Antonio Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 16, 1996.

Dale Davis was selected as the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1991 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Dale Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 1, 1991. Dale Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 26, 1994. Dale Davis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 16, 1996.

Fred Hoiberg was selected as the #23 pick in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Fred Hoiberg signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers on October 4, 1995. Fred Hoiberg re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 17, 1996.

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.

Rik Smits was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Rik Smits signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on October 5, 1988. Rik Smits re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on April 21, 1993.

Acquired via Trade

Darvin Ham was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Denver Nuggets on February 20, 1997.

Mark Jackson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Denver Nuggets on February 20, 1997.

Derrick McKey was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 1, 1993. Derrick McKey signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on December 15, 1995.

Jalen Rose was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Denver Nuggets on June 13, 1996.

LaSalle Thompson was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Denver Nuggets on February 20, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Duane Ferrell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 30, 1994.

Brent Scott signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 27, 1996.

Haywoode Workman signed a multi-year contract with the Indiana Pacers on August 31, 1993. Haywoode Workman re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on October 3, 1995.

1996-1997 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
David Kahn General Manager 1995-1996 N/A
Larry Brown Head Coach 1993-1994 Head Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 1991 to 1993)
Garfield Heard Assistant Coach 1993-1994 Head Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 1992 to 1993)
Mel Daniels Director of Player Personnel 1986-1987 N/A
Will Sevening Strength and Conditioning Coach, Assistant Athletic Trainer 1994-1995 N/A
Slick Leonard Radio Broadcaster 1985-1986 General Manager (Indiana Pacers, 1975 to 1980)
Mark Boyle Radio Broadcaster 1989-1990 N/A
David Benner Director of Media Relations 1994-1995 N/A