This Sunday is all about the Colts and Fever in indianapolis, but if you need your fix of the other professional team in Indy, here's a plethora of links to get updated on the Pacers. Tyler Hansbrough has earned a major honor by a major magazine, and A.J. Price has been given the green light to keep throwing basketballs at the rim during the preseason.
Check out the jump for links to articles about the Pacers trying to solidify the point guard spot, interviews with Troy Murphy and Mark Boyle, and notes on the recent Bulls-Pacers matchup.
- Bruno brings the members of PacersLand the news that The Sporting News has named the Pacers newest member as the College Basketball Athlete of the Decade. That's quite the honor. You can catch up on the original article here. Hansbrough told Bruno the following: "There's been a lot of good basketball players this decade. I feel privileged to be considered one of the better of them," Hansbrough said Saturday. "I said when I got drafted I'm putting all the other stuff behind me and trying to start over and help this team out. It's great a honor for me but it's kind of in the past now." Now I can't wait for Hansbrough to accept the NBA Player of the Decade in 2019.
- Mike Wells emptied his notebook with information that Troy Murphy returned to practice on Saturday, while Dahntay Jones is still nursing his back injury from Friday's game. Wells also writes about coach Jim O'Brien giving rookie A.J. Price a vote of confidence to keep shooting the ball despite his dreadful performance in the first preseason game.
- USA Today notes that the blue and gold are looking for T.J. Ford to provide some consistency at the point this season.
- Pacers blog Always Miller Time examines five notes from Friday's game.
- Dan Dakich interviewed Pacers radio man Mark Boyle before Friday's preseason game on 1070 The Fan. Boyle notes that he's excited for the upcoming season and that he's seen some really good things out of Price this offseason.
- Troy Murphy visited JMV on 1260 to talk about his hatred for flying, which is a concern as the Pacers embark on a 15+ hour plane ride for Taiwan.