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Pollard activated, Harrison to injured list
Will Pollard displace Harrison in rotation?
What's the status of Bender, Pollard?
Is Pollard Ready for Bigger Role?
Back pain forcers Pollard to injured list
Foster's injury pushes Pollard into starting lineup
Quietly, Pollard consistently producing
Pollard bracing for more battles with Shaq
Is Pollard's productivity encouraging?
Pollard could emerge as key contributor at center
Center position a key for team
What's Pollard doing in offseason?
Are Pacers set in frontcourt?
What's the depth chart at center?
Is center an area of need?
Walsh comfortable with team's frontcourt
2003-04 Article Archive:
Pollard, Foster Taking Offensive
Admittedly an Acquired Taste, Pollard Hungers for Victory
In Their Own Words: A Transcript of Scot Pollard's Press Conference
It's Official: Pollard Acquired in Deal for Miller
2004-05 Player HQ
Though Pacers hoped he could move into the starting lineup when acquired from Sacramento prior to the 2003-04 season for Brad Miller, he never quite found a home in the rotation, but that should change this season as the veteran reported to camp in much better shape and more mentally prepared for a backup role. The goal is to rebuild his reputation as a high-energy, physical hustle player that made him a locker-room and fan favorite in Sacramento. The Pacers need a player of his size, strength and experience in the frontcourt, but it remains to be seen if Pollard will find a way to regain his edge.
Had his two biggest scoring games since joining the Pacers with 12 against Boston 11/23/04, followed by 13 against Minnesota 11/25/04. Those were his first back-to-back double-figure scoring games since 2002.
In the final game of '03-04, had a season-high eight points on 4-4 FGS against Chicago, 4/14
Made three playoff appearances, totaling 13 minutes, two points and four rebounds
Missed 40 games in 2002-03 with a lower back stress fracture, and 14 games due to a fractured right hand.
Had three double-doubles in '02-03, including 13 points and 16 rebounds at Indiana (4/1).
Posted a career-high 23 points against Golden State (4/16/02)
Ranked tied for 35th in rebounding in the NBA in 2001-02
Ranked 37th in the NBA in Blocks in 2000-01
Blocked a career-high seven shots against Philadelphia (12/4/01)
Corralled a career-high 18 rebounds against the Clippers (3/2/01)
Made his NBA debut, for the Pistons, against the Washington Wizards on 10/31/97
Finished 2nd all-time in Kansas school history with 218 blocked shots, 4th with 850 rebounds and 6th with 358 free throws
What’s the most important thing a coach ever told you?
I remember Coach Roy Williams telling me early in my rookie year to stick with it. Three years is a long time and you don’t know what will happen in three years. That was important because I was ready to go home.
If you weren’t a pro basketball player, what pro sport would you be playing (and what position?)
Two-man pro beach volleyball.
What’s your favorite charity/community memory?
I really like reading to kids at Read To Achieve.
Who is the most famous person you ever met?
It’s a tie between Bill Murray, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan.
What reality show would you like to participate in and why?
The Rebel Billionaire. I’ll be president of Virgin Records.
Signed through the 2005-06 season
Full name is Scot Pollard
The son of Marlyn Pollard and the late Pearl Pollard
He and his wife, Mindy, have two daughters
Has a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas
Older brother, Alan, played professionally in the CBA
Wore jersey number 31 in Sacramento because it was his father's number in high school and at the University of Utah
Father, along with Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller and TNT broadcaster Danny Ainge, were among the inaugural class of inductees voted into the State of Utah Hall of Fame in 1999
Enjoys vintage Cadillac cars and old music
First automobile was a 1972 Cadillac
Also enjoys traveling, including summer trips to Thailand
Shoe size is 19.