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Fieldhouse Files is a Pacers podcast from reporter Scott Agness, who's been around The Fieldhouse since 2003. He delivers comprehensive coverage of the team, tracking how the Pacers are performing on the court as well as going deep into stories about the team off the court. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-agness/support

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Fieldhouse Files is a Pacers podcast from reporter Scott Agness, who's been around The Fieldhouse since 2003. He delivers comprehensive coverage of the team, tracking how the Pacers are performing on the court as well as going deep into stories about the team off the court. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-agness/support

    Life inside the NBA bubble — with Pacers stats crew member Geoff Sherman

    Life inside the NBA bubble — with Pacers stats crew member Geoff Sherman

    The NBA officially completed the 2019-20 season and league staffers spent more than 100 days inside the bubble at Walt Disney World. To make it all work, the NBA recruited individuals across the league. Like Pacers PA announcer Tim Sinclair, and dozens of stats crew members. One of three from Indianapolis was Geoff Sherman, who sits at the scorer's table for Pacers games. He worked 38 games over 62 days while in Florida.

    Sherman discussed the commitment required, his path to working on stats crews (in 2014), "amazing" things heard during games, teaching IUPUI classes remotely and the importance of saying 'yes.'

    "The one thing about the bubble is that you lost track of your life a little bit," he said. Click here to read his reflection.

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    • 43 min
    A new Nate: On the Pacers hiring Nate Bjorkgren — with Raptors reporter Eric Koreen

    A new Nate: On the Pacers hiring Nate Bjorkgren — with Raptors reporter Eric Koreen

    After 55 days, the Pacers have a head coach. Kevin Pritchard led an extensive search with more than two dozen candidates. Ultimately, they decided 45-year-old Nate Bjorkgren was their man. He's coached under NBA Coach of the Year Nick Nurse the last several years and previously won a D League title. On this podcast, I share my thoughts on the hire and learn more about Bjorkgren from Raptors reporter Eric Koreen of The Athletic (11:35). Eric wrote a thorough profile on Bjorkgren in February.

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    • 36 min
    NBA finishing the season, Pacers' coaching search and what Victor didn't say

    NBA finishing the season, Pacers' coaching search and what Victor didn't say

    On this episode, I give the NBA credit for its bubble and finishing the season, talk about the Pacers' coaching search, the names I continue to hear (and note the ones I'm not) and what stood out to me about Victor Oladipo's interview just before the NBA Finals started. Plus, notes about Bankers Life Fieldhouse renovations and the first event scheduled since the Big Ten men's basketball tournament last March.

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    • 28 min
    Exit Interview: 1-on-1 with Nate McMillan

    Exit Interview: 1-on-1 with Nate McMillan

    On Aug. 26, the Pacers officially parted ways with Nate McMillan as head coach after four seasons. It came less than 24 hours after the team returned from the NBA campus in Orlando. One day later, Nate joins the podcast to talk about the front office going in a different direction, his hope for last season, whether he has any regrets and more. (6:26)

    My story on his firing: https://fieldhousefiles.substack.com/p/pacers-make-sharp-turn-move-on-from

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    • 21 min
    Pacers-Heat preview with AP's Tim Reynolds; surge in sports gaming with PointsBet VP Ron Shell

    Pacers-Heat preview with AP's Tim Reynolds; surge in sports gaming with PointsBet VP Ron Shell

    Six weeks after they arrived in Florida and more than four months after the NBA's stoppage, the playoffs are here. The Pacers went 6-2 in the seeding round and face the Miami Heat in Round 1. AP writer Tim Reynolds joins the show to discuss his experience in the NBA bubble, then preview these franchise's fifth time meeting in the playoffs. (10:00)

    Then, I'm joined by PointsBet VP Ron Shell to talk about the sports gaming boom, their partnership with the Pacers, and a special promotion for Pacers fans. (44:15)

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    Chris Denari on the Restart Pacers and calling games 1,000 miles away

    Chris Denari on the Restart Pacers and calling games 1,000 miles away

    Chris Denari is in his 14th season season as the TV play-by-play announcer for the Pacers. He's done it all in Indy — from working at FOX 59 to calling Butler and Fever games. And he remains on the IMS Radio Network. But his new reality, calling games for FOX Sports Indiana from a studio, is much different. On this podcast, we talk about the Pacers' play in the restart and all that goes into Denari calling a game off monitors rather than being courtside.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Great listen

Scott and super knowledgeable and fair. Gets solid guests! Can’t wait for future episodes. Def will be helpful when it comes to the 2021 All star game.

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Scott is great. Dave is horrible and seems to know almost nothing about the Pacers.

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