Indiana Pacers Regular Season Rosters

1997-1998 Indiana Pacers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
4 Travis Best PG 5-11 182 2 Georgia Tech 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
21 Etdrick Bohannon F 6-9 220 0 Auburn-Montgomery 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
44 Austin Croshere F 6-9 235 0 Providence 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
33 Antonio Davis FC 6-9 245 4 UTEP 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
32 Dale Davis C-F 6-11 252 6 Clemson 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
20 Fred Hoiberg G 6-4 203 2 Iowa State 1995 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
13 Mark Jackson PG 6-1 180 10 St. John's 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
50 Todd Lindeman C 7-0 265 1 Indiana 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
9 Derrick McKey SF 6-9 205 10 Alabama 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
31 Reggie Miller SG 6-7 185 10 UCLA 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
17 Chris Mullin SF 6-7 215 12 St. John's 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
43 Mark Pope C 6-10 235 0 Kentucky 1996 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
5 Jalen Rose G 6-8 210 3 Michigan 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
45 Rik Smits C 7-4 250 9 Marist 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Netherlands
41 Mark West C 6-10 230 14 Old Dominion 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
3 Haywoode Workman G 6-2 180 7 Oral Roberts 1989 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States

1997-1998 Indiana Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Jackson R. Miller C. Mullin D. Davis R. Smits
Rotation T. Best J. Rose D. McKey A. Davis M. Pope
Rotation   F. Hoiberg   M. West  
Lim PT   H. Workman   A. Croshere  
Lim PT       E. Bohannon  

1997-1998 Central Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Chicago Bulls62-20-
2Indiana Pacers58-244
3Charlotte Hornets51-3111
4Atlanta Hawks50-3212
5Cleveland Cavaliers47-3515
6Detroit Pistons37-4525
7Milwaukee Bucks36-4626
8Toronto Raptors16-6646

1997-1998 Indiana Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Reggie Miller All-NBA Third Team (1998)
Rik Smits Player Of The Week (01/04/98)
Rik Smits Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Reggie Miller Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Reggie Miller Three Point Shootout Participant (1998)

1997-1998 Indiana Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Reggie Miller 81 34.5 19.5 2.9 2.1 1.0 0.1 1.6
Rik Smits 73 28.6 16.7 6.9 1.4 0.5 1.2 1.8
Chris Mullin 82 26.5 11.3 3.0 2.3 1.2 0.5 1.4
Antonio Davis 82 26.7 9.6 6.8 0.7 0.5 0.9 1.3
Jalen Rose 82 20.8 9.4 2.4 1.9 0.7 0.2 1.6
Mark Jackson 82 29.4 8.3 3.9 8.7 1.0 0.0 2.1
Dale Davis 78 27.9 8.0 7.8 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.9
Travis Best 82 18.9 6.5 1.5 3.4 1.0 0.1 1.4
Derrick McKey 57 23.1 6.3 3.7 1.5 1.0 0.5 1.4
Fred Hoiberg 65 13.4 4.0 1.9 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.3
Austin Croshere 26 9.3 2.9 1.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5
Mark Pope 28 6.9 1.4 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4
Mark West 15 7.0 1.5 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.5
Etdrick Bohannon 5 2.2 0.0 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.6

1997-1998 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.

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.

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.

Mark Pope was selected as the #23 pick in the Second Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Mark Pope signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers on September 5, 1997.

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

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.

Chris Mullin was acquired in a trade by the Indiana Pacers from the Golden State Warriors on August 11, 1997. Chris Mullin signed a multi-year extension with the Indiana Pacers on August 12, 1997.

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

Acquired via Free Agency

Etdrick Bohannon signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on July 10, 1997.

Mark West signed a contract as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers on September 8, 1997.

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.

1997-1998 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
Larry Bird Head Coach 1997-1998 Special Advisor (Boston Celtics, 1992 to 1997)
Dick Harter Assistant Coach 2007-2008 Assistant Coach (Philadelphia Sixers, 2004 to 2007)
Rick Carlisle Assistant Coach 1997-1998 Assistant Coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1994 to 1997)
David Kahn General Manager 1995-1996 N/A
Ryan Carr Video Coordinator 1997-1998 Video Intern (Indiana Pacers, 1996 to 1998)
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