50th Season 1960s Central

1960s Decade Game

The Pacers held their first "Decade Game" on Nov. 12, 2016 against the Celtics. Pacers.com spent the whole week leading up to the game reliving the first decade of Pacers basketball. On the day of the game, we honored 12 players from the 1960s at halftime and all fans who attended the game received a bobblehead of Hall of Famer Roger Brown.

1960s PACERS BY THE NUMBERS

1967-68

Team Record: 38-40
Head Coach: Larry Staverman
Playoffs: First Round

Team Leaders
Scoring: Freddie Lewis (20.6 PPG)
Rebounding: Bob Netolicky (11.5 RPG)
Assists: Roger Brown (4.3 APG)

1968-69

Team Record: 44-34
Head Coach: Slick Leonard*
Playoffs: ABA Finals

Team Leaders
Scoring: Mel Daniels (24.0 PPG)
Rebounding: Mel Daniels (16.5 RPG)
Assists: Roger Brown (4.6 APG)

1969-70

Team Record: 59-25
Head Coach: Slick Leonard
Playoffs: ABA Champions

Team Leaders
Scoring: Roger Brown (23.0 PPG)
Rebounding: Mel Daniels (17.6 RPG)
Assists: Roger Brown (4.7 APG)

*Leonard replaced Staverman as head coach nine games into the 1968-69 season.

Please Note: Statistical leaders listed from players who played in at least half of team's games that season.

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