Pacers Links: Fox Sports expands reach of Pacers broadcasts; Gordon Hayward will be restricted free agent

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Fox Sports Indiana will broadcast every non-national Pacers game this year and will broadcast some of those games outside of Indiana.

The Pacers and Fox Sports released a couple of updates regarding their broadcast coverage which expands the area where Pacers regular season game will be broadcast.

Fox Sports South will televise 27 games in Kentucky starting with the Pacers' home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Fox Sports Midwest will also take the Pacers into Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, utilizing Fox Sports Midwest Plus to broadcast nearly a full schedule of games.

One reason the Fieldhouse is often filled with opposing fans for the big-name players and teams is that Indy is the best way fans in Lousiville, St. Louis, Chicago, Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and all parts in between can plan a big trip to see said certain player or team.

As the Pacers broadcasts infiltrate some of these areas, no doubt Paul George and the home team will start luring fans to the Fieldhouse regardless of the opponent.

Also, the deadline for NBA players coming off of their rookie deals to sign an early extension passed last night and among the players failing to work out an extension was former Butler/Brownsburg star, Gordon Hayward. The Jazz and Hayward reportedly worked on a deal up until the deadline passed without any success.

So now Hayward will become a restricted free agent next summer, going through the same process Roy Hibbert did when his rookie deal was up. The Jazz will have the option of matching any deal for Hayward.

Check out the links:

FOX Sports Midwest to Deliver Pacers Games to Missouri, Illinois and Iowa | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

FOX Sports South to Deliver Pacers Games to Kentucky in 2013-14 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers Bring Nutritionist on Board | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

With no extension, Jazz's Gordon Hayward to become restricted free agent next summer - Yahoo Sports

Gordon Hayward gambles as extension deadline passes - USA Today

Jarrett Jack just might turn out to be the Cleveland Cavaliers' biggest free-agent signing | cleveland.com

Highlights of Andrew Bynum's debut for Cleveland Cavaliers - Fear The Sword

Cleveland Cavaliers get gritty, grimy, ugly in their opening victory over Brooklyn: Terry Pluto | cleveland.com

Kyrie Irving not ready to commit to forever, but has 'great relationship' with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert | cleveland.com

Post Game Grades: Pacers Honor Pierre the Pelican by Winning Ugly | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Derrick Rose hits winning shot in Chicago homecoming - USA Today

Metta World Peace took the subway from Queens to his first game with the Knicks | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

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