50th Season 1980s Central

1980s Decade Game

We spent the whole week leading up to our third "Decade Game" on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 celebrating the Pacers players and stories from the 1980s.

On game day, we welcomed back many memorable faces from the 1980s for a special halftime ceremony and all fans who attended the game will receive a bobblehead of "The Rifleman" Chuck Person, the only Pacers player to ever win Rookie of the Year honors.


First Round Draft Picks

1981: Herb Williams, Ohio State (14th pick)
1982: Clark Kellogg, Ohio State (8th pick)
1983: Steve Stipanovich, Missouri (2nd pick)
1984: Vern Fleming, Georgia (18th pick)
1985: Wayman Tisdale, Oklahoma (2nd pick)
1986: Chuck Person, Auburn (4th pick)
1987: Reggie Miller, UCLA (11th pick)
1988: Rik Smits, Marist (2nd pick)
1989: George McCloud, Florida State (7th pick)

Decade Honor Roll

Rookie of the Year
1986-87: Chuck Person

All-Star Game
1989-90: Reggie Miller, G

Coach of the Year
1980-81: Jack McKinney

All-Defensive Second Team
1980-81: Dudley Bradley, G

All-Rookie First Team
1982-83: Clark Kellogg, F
1983-84: Steve Stipanovich, C
1986-87: Chuck Person, F
1988-89: Rik Smits, C

All-Rookie Second Team
1981-82: Herb Williams, C
1984-85: Vern Fleming, G
1985-86: Wayman Tisdale, F
1987-88: Reggie Miller, G

Rookie of the Month
December 1982: Clark Kellogg
November 1986: Chuck Person
February 1987: Chuck Person

Coach of the Month
November 1989: Dick Versace


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