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Setting The Pace is a Pacers Podcast with Mike Facci, Tyler Smith and Alex Golden.

Alex Golden

    • Nov 16, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    The Blue & Golden: What has led to Myles career year? (with Derek Schultz)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 37:52

    Hey STP faithful listeners, Alex here, and I wanted to introduce you to my YOUTUBE SHOW: The Blue & Golden. The show will exclusively be on YouTube, but I wanted to share this content with you all in case you aren't a subscriber of our YouTube content. Today I was so honored to have on Derek Schultz, who has been covering Indiana sports for over 15-years. His experience and understanding of the Pacers franchise provided a terrific outlook on what the team is currently doing, how Rick Carlisle is impacting this team early on and why Myles is having his best season yet. We discuss all of that on today's show! If you enjoyed our conversation, it would mean so much to us if you subscribed to our YouTube page for more episodes in the future! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Are the Pacers good enough to make the playoffs? + Which Pacer has impressed us the most?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 45:41

    Alex and Facci discuss the Pacers win over Toronto, going 3-1 during the latest homestretch and fans are starting to talk themselves into the Pacers being a potential playoff team...the guys discuss if the Pacers could potentially be a surprise playoff team in the East. Later, the guys debate and discuss what Pacer has been the most impressive through 12-games this season and then they rank the 6 players in order of who has impressed them the most this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    First in person episode! Recapping Alex + Facci's first ever meet up and chatting Pacers-Nuggets with Chris Denari

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 38:24

    Alex Golden and Michael J. Facci are in person for the very first time to record an episode of Setting The Pace. The guys discuss meeting at the Nuggets game on Wednesday, interacting with listeners of the show, the delicious wings in section 103 and Facci shares his thoughts on the new renovations. Next, the guys welcome on friend Chris Denari to recap Pacers-Nuggets, Mathurin's performance, this team's overall play through 11-games and more! Lastly, the guys discuss Facci trying Ben's Pretzel for the first time. Then, they share a hilarious story from an employee from Ben's Pretzel, as well as a story about Facci's interaction with the clerk at the Pacers Team Store. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Best Myles game ever? + Scott Agness on the state of the team 10-games through the season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 40:32

    Alex and Facci recap the Pacers big win over the Pelicans, thanks to Myles monster night! Nembhard gets the start and plays well and your Pacers are winners of 4 of their last 5! Then, Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files joins the show to talk about: Chances Myles stays in Indy and signs an extension Mathurin continuing to come off the bench Thoughts on the team overall 10-games in Pacers tightening their rotation James Johnson's impact Buddy Hield's impressive play + future with the Pacers Mathurin's rookie season Offensive success sustainable? Is Ronald Nored running defense for Lloyd Pierce? What is up with Daniel Theis? Early thoughts on Jalen Smith's season Buddy and Tyrese's relationship Myles career night Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Down goes Miami! Duarte OUT with injury, will Mathurin FINALLY start? + Have any of the Pacers 4-wins been shocking?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 54:22

    To open up the show, Alex and Facci share some details on their meet and greet that's taking place Wednesday during halftime! Then, the guys dive right into the Pacers impressive win over Miami, and discuss the unfortunate injury to Chris Duarte. Then, the guys discuss whether or not Mathurin should get the start with injuries to Nesmith and Duarte, and Facci gives a very strong take on this! Later, Alex asks Facci if any of these Pacers wins have really been that shocking. The guys discuss all that and give a shoutout to the Mad Ants for their two wins, behind the play of Queen and York! We appreciate the support of the show everyone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype discusses Turner, Hield, Theis and McConnell's fit with Indy and their trade value + Hali and Mathurin being the backcourt of the future

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 57:37

    The Legend, @MikeAScotto joins @_Facci & @AlexGoldenNBA to discuss:  -Scotto's interview w/ Myles -Buddy's value on the rise? -What Pacers could get for Theis -McConnell's fit -Scotto's convo w/ Carlisle -Mathurin & Haliburton duo -Duarte's role Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Duarte's career night against the Nets, Turner's performance after Woj Pod Appearance + November Mailbag!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 63:44

    Alex Golden and Facci jump right into recapping the Pacers 116-109 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, where Chris Duarte had a career night and Myles Turner got benched in the 4th quarter. Then, the guys answer about 12-mailbag questions for today's show! If you submitted a question and it was not read on the podcast, but you would like us to answer it, message us @SettingThePace3 on Twitter and we will do that on our next show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Reaction Podcast: Myles Turner talks to Woj about his future, trade rumors with the Lakers and MORE

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 28:35

    Mike Facci and Alex Golden discuss what Myles Turner had to say on The Woj Pod. Woj asked Myles multiple times about his name being involved in the Lakers trade rumors for two first round picks. Woj and Myles also discussed his future with the Pacers, his upcoming free agency, playing with Tyrese Haliburton and Domantas Sabonis as well as playing in a small market compared to a big market. The guys react to all of the things said in this podcast! If you have any thoughts on this podcast, what Myles said on The Woj Pod or just thoughts in general on Myles future with the Pacers, let us know on twitter @SettingThePace3 or over on Instagram @PacersTalk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Haliburton and Mathurin have career nights - Recapping the Pacers wins against Washington and Brooklyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 38:18

    Alex Golden and Michael Facci recap the Pacers wins against the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards. The guys discuss Mathurin dropping 32-points off the bench, the type of season Haliburton has had, Buddy's hot shooting, I Jax growing as a player already this season, Nets in shambles after loss, Myles big night in Washington, Nesmith's best Pacers game, Carlisle's absence on Friday nights game and Jalen Smith's weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Mathurin's late game antics, Myles returns, Buddy lights it up + fan of the week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 54:06

    Alex and Facci are BACK! The guys talk about the Pacers lost to the Bulls, but specifically hit on Myles' return, Mathurin's late game antics, Buddy being on fire, more defensive issues and share their "hot takes" after game 5. Then, Dalton Chubb joins for our FAN OF THE WEEK segment! You can find Dalton on twitter @daltonchubb1994 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Post Game Recap: Pacers @ 76ers - Mathurin smiles at Embiid after and-1, Haliburton's efficient night + stock up/stock down

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 42:05

    Alex Golden and Facci are back to breakdown the Pacers 120-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The guys share their biggest takeaways from each player on the roster, Alex shares a hot take about Chris Duarte and the guys play stock up/stock down after tonight's game to see what players stand out the most. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Mathurin vs. Ivey showdown! Recapping the weekend vs San Antonio and Detroit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 34:41

    It was a lot of bad mixed with a lot of good this weekend! Bennedict Mathurin continues to shine, Tyrese Haliburton has shown out in all 3 contests and Goga Bitadze is playing the best ball of his career. Evan Sidery of joins Alex Golden to recap the busy weekend for the Pacers, the strengths and weaknesses of this team and what the Pacers should do with their crowded rotation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Turner injury update, new jerseys leaked, Pacers-Spurs Preview with Jeff Garcia and Fan of the Week: Ethan Haut

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 41:45

    The boys are back for the final time this week, and they start things off discussing the latest Myles Turner injury news and discuss the leaked Pacers jerseys that had twitter buzzing. Then, they bring on Locked on Spurs podcast host, Jeff Garcia, to discuss the Pacers upcoming game against San Antonio. The guys talk about the young cores of both teams and share game predictions. Later, Ethan Haut makes his Setting The Pace debut as our Fan of the Week! Ethan shares his story of being a fan, his thoughts on Pacers past and present and provides one of the most interesting hot takes this show has ever heard! Lastly, Alex and Facci wrap up the show discussing Jaden Ivey and Bennedict Mathurin facing off on Saturday and what this game could mean for both players, then Alex shares an update on the Setting The Pace Fantasy Football League and shouts out the players who have been balling! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Season Opener Postgame Podcast Reactions + Fan Questions on the Game!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 47:51

    Alex and Facci discuss the Pacers 114-107 loss to the Washington Wizards. Myles Turner injured in pre-game, Haliburton and Mathurin showcase their skills and the Pacers made a last ditch effort to make this a game, but fall short! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Season Preview with Chris Denari + BOLD Predictions for Season Opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 46:49

    Alex Golden and Mike Facci are back to get you ready for tomorrow's big game against the Washington Wizards in segment 1. The fellas discuss their expectations for tomorrow's game and share a bold prediction. Later, Chris Denari joins the show to discuss the Pacers upcoming season. Denari discusses the standout play from a handful of players in preseason action, shares his insight from practice and training camp and looks ahead to what this means to Indiana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Ep. 500! Post Preseason Stock Up/Stock Down + Langston Galloway joins!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 78:37

    Alex and Facci celebrate EPISODE 500! The guys quickly discuss the players who were not given rookie extensions and will be heading into Restricted Free Agency, then discuss the news of the players who did reach extensions. Next, Alex and Facci play stock up/stock down for the Pacers 17-man roster post preseason play! Who is on the rise and who is on the decline? The guys share their opinions on that. Later, Langston Galloway joins the show to discuss his future, how his time with the Pacers went, what he saw from these young players in practice, the mindset this team has entering the regular season, what life after playing might look like and answers 10 rapid fire questions about his time in the NBA, personal/life experiences, hobbies and interests and who his Mt. Rushmore of Shooting Guards would be! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    WELCOME TO MATHURIN'S WORLD! (Pacers Post Game Recap)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 37:44

    Alex Golden and Facci are JACKED UP after the Pacers preseason victory against the New York Knicks! Bennedict Mathurin put on a SHOW and the guys discuss his performance, as well as other Pacers who stood out and dive into the latest news from the Pacers roster that took place before Mathurin's showcase special! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Should Terry Taylor be playing over Oshae Brissett, surprise player candidates and likelihood of a trade before 2023 (Mailbag Pt. 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 36:08

    Alex Golden and Michael Facci are back to answer Part 2 of the Mailbag! Rundown: -Oshae Brissett vs Terry Taylor -Podcasting Tidbits -If the Pacers were to relocate in Indiana, where would they go? -How does Rick distribute his minutes between the 2s and the 3s with so much talent? -Over/Under 50% that the Pacers make a trade before 2023 -Surprise Player Candidates for the Pacers -Confidence in the Pacers landing the 1st overall pick -Oshae's uncertain future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Nesmith Injury Update + Mailbag Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 44:27

    The guys open up the show recapping their weekend of disappointment as sports fans but how they're excited for the upcoming Pacers season. Then dive into the bad news of Aaron Nesmith and his plantar fascia does that injury impact the rotation and is it something to be concerned about longterm! Next, the guys answer 8-questions from the mailbag sent in by: Sam Culbertson, Aaron M, Dalton Chubb, Ricky Kelly, DonTrell Bullies, Matthew Peck, Juan Judah and Aimee Facci. -Pacers Ceiling -Bold Predictions -Excitement for this season compared to others -How many games till Rick has to start Bennedict Mathurin -three team trade idea between Indy, Golden State and the Lakers -Trade value for Theis and Goga -How many games does Mathurin start this year -What will it take for Facci to eat a...PICKLE????? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Mathurin and Nesmith shine in preseason + Scott Agness joins!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 46:32

    Alex and Facci share their thoughts on the Pacers first preseason action! Who stood out for the Pacers and what we thought of the rotation! Later, Scott Agness joins the show and gives his takeaways for the Pacers first preseason game, a little Pacers Season Preview and the Pacers executives being out in Las Vegas to watch Wembanyama + Scoot Henderson! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Victor Wembanyama + Scoot Henderson put on a SHOW! + Pacers Talk and Preseason Preview with Jeremiah Johnson and Evan Sidery

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 56:00

    Evan Sidery joins Alex Golden to breakdown the amazing performances from both Scoot Henderson and Victor Wembanyama! What stood out to the guys, what areas both can improve upon, how they could fit with the Pacers and briefly touch on G League Ignite forward, a projected 1st round pick, Leonard Miller. Later, Alex is joined by Jeremiah Johnson of Bally Sports Indiana to discuss the Pacers upcoming preseason tilt with the Hornets! JJ shares observations from training camp and interviews with the players and coaches. Amazing perspective here from JJ as he shares some great insight on how this team has been preparing for their first real action since last April! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    5 Areas the Pacers should improve this season, players who were selected 6th overall and what success they had + more information from Shams on Lakers-Pacers Trade Talks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 50:35

    While we are all tired of the same Lakers-Pacers trade talks, Shams provided a few interesting nuggets in his reporting on Herb Simon's desires and Myles Turner's upcoming free agency...Shams also mentioned a third team could be involved in this deal...the guys touch on that in segment one. Later, Alex and Facci share their five areas the Pacers should improve this season and give detailed statistics to backup their points. Lastly, Facci dives into the last 10 players to be selected with the 6th overall pick: did they start? how many games did they play in during their rookie season, their averages, if they have ever made an All-Star team or an All-NBA team... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Bennedict Mathurin not with Starting Five, Could Pacers trade for Jae Crowder + Zach Lowe likes this teams fit for Myles Turner

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 44:44

    Alex Golden and Mike Facci discuss the most recent article from Bob Kravitz doubling down on his Turner takes, then the guys look at what team Zach Lowe thinks could be a player for Turner and what else he had to say about Myles in general. Then, the guys discuss if the Pacers could make a trade for Jae Crowder as Bobby Marks suggested. They also touch on the first two days of Pacers training camp...Bennedict Mathurin playing with the second unit, Oshae Brissett playing with the third group of players and Daniel Theis has arrived to camp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Takeaways from Pacers Media Day + Celebrating Four Years of Setting The Pace

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 54:16

    Alex and Facci kickoff the show discussing the Pacers recent transactions over the weekend, the training camp roster and interesting things we learned from *former Pacers at their respective media day interviews. Then, Tyler Smith of Indy Sports Legends joins the show to share his thoughts on Media Day, shine light on some of the most interesting comments made and more! The guys close out the segment reflecting on the four years of Setting The Pace, and how Tyler helped start the podcast with Facci and Alex. Alex and Facci close out the show with a few more thoughts on the direction of the team and coach Rick Carlisle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Kevin Pritchard Press Conference Reactions and Takeaways with Evan Sidery

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 42:49

    Alex Golden is joined by Evan Sidery from to discuss Kevin Pritchard's press conference with the media on Thursday. Sidery was at the press conference and was able to shed some light on things that KP said, hinted at and didn't say to help us better understand the direction this franchise is moving and what players might be here for that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Thoughts on Chad Buchanan's interview, the latest on Myles Turner and Bennedict Mathurin + ranking the The Top 5 best and worst moves of Kevin Pritchard

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 70:12

    Alex and Facci kick off the show discussing Chad Buchanan's interview with Kevin and Query, their biggest takeaways, discussing Myles' future with the team, Mathurin's off-season progress and more! The guys conclude segment one discussing the latest information on James Johnson's contract, what Shams reported on the Pacers-Lakers trade talks and how to dissect what a front office member says. Next, the guys start things off listing their TOP 5 worst moves of the Kevin Pritchard do these horrible moves compare to the guys TOP 5 best moves made by KP? The guys get into their lists, discuss some honorable mentions they have and debate which moves was bigger: trading for Haliburton or trading PG for Domas and Oladipo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    James Johnson signed and the training camp roster is set, rotation and minute predictions + a fun fake trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 53:40

    Alex and Facci start things off looking at the recent moves the Pacers made over the weekend...the team signed James Johnson as well as 3-other players to Exhibit-10 deals for training camp. The guys discuss Kendall Brown's two-way signing becoming official and what they like about these signings. Then, the guys share their rotation for the upcoming season and how they would divvy up the minutes! At the end of the show, Alex shares a fun three team trade idea that he hasn't shared before! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Keith Smith from Celtics Blog discusses Indiana-Boston trade from this offseason, what to expect from Nesmith and MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 40:06

    Keith Smith of Celtics Blog and Spotrac joins Facci to revisit the Celtics acquiring Malcolm Brogdon and what the Pacers can expect from Nesmith and Theis. Then, the guys discuss how long the Pacers rebuild will last, which teams will likely finish with the worst three records in the NBA and then they give their NBA Finals (WAY TOO EARLY) predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Ranking the Pacers based on overall talent and comparing our rankings to 2k ratings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 68:28

    Alex Golden is joined by David Harrison West Cole to rank the Pacers roster from 15-1! The guys explain their rankings, make the case for why they have a player higher or lower than the other and discuss the good and the bad to each players game. After the guys unveil their list, they run through 2k23's ratings of each player to compare and contrast where their rankings were different than the 2k ratings! We want to hear from you! Share your Pacers ranking on social media with us or message us privately to let us know what you would've done differently! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Young cores, rebuilding a roster, Mathurin's chances to be All-Rookie 1st team and what to expect from Theis with Jackson Gatlin of Locked on Rockets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 41:59

    Houston Rocket's daily podcaster, Jackson Gatlin joined Facci to discuss the excitement of rebuilding, growing a team through the draft and watching them develop, what it's like hitting that reset button, what to look forward to with a rebuild, the odds/chances that Mathurin can make All-Rookie 1st team, expectations for Theis on a rebuilding roster and how many first round picks is too many? (The Rockets had 3 picks in this last draft...the Pacers have a chance to have 3 first round picks this upcoming season). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    NBA Salary Capologist Eric Pincus on extending Turner before the season, when the Pacers can offer Haliburton an extension + explaining the salary floor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 51:42

    Michael The Oz Facci is joined by Eric Pincus to discuss how extending Myles before the season would impact the Pacers salary, when the team will be able to offer Tyrese Haliburton an extension, what exactly is the salary floor and what type of penalties are there if a team doesn't reach it...and what the Pacers should prioritize more between cap space and draft picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    September Mailbag! Top 8 players we'd protect in an Expansion Draft...3 wings we would like to trade for and MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 71:36

    Alex Golden and Michael Davis Facci are back for an awesome September Mailbag Podcast! Questions Aaron H - Who are your top 3 wings that you realistically think (or would want) the Pacers could acquire in a trade? Christopher Lloyd - Does Isaiah Jackson hold potential to be the Pacers' long-term solution at center? Jeff Kew - Pacers showed they're willing to get into restricted free agency with the Ayton situation. If there's one or two RFA's next offseason you think the Pacers could go for, who would it be? Brett - Should Boomer have to change his number since Bennedict took it? DonTrell - Do you think PG 13 will return to the pacers in 2025 as He will be an UFA ? Matt Peck - Would you be open to a trade that would bring in a young veteran small forward that would improve the record  (say low 30's) or would you prefer to just continue with the potential higher draft pick.  By young veteran I mean someone in same age group no older than 26. Dalton Chubb - Hey guys! My question is, what do you think our win Total will be? Architext - *Assuming* (pretty big assumption I know) Brissett and Turner are on the pacers after the trade deadline.  Where you place odds that each is signed and extended before the end of the season and for how much? Richard 1) a projected minute break down per position 2) who would you project Indy would protect if there was an expansion draft 3) what is the answer to the lack of rebound, no one on the team has ever averaged over 7.6 rpg True_Love - with the addition of Donovan Mitchell, is the central division the toughest in the East? Do you think the Pacers make playoffs or play in? Hoca Bombus Gringo - What are some stats/predictions for the roster next season?  TheManWithSomeGoals - What inspires us to be fans of a team with the likelihood of never making us happy in our lifetime?  Come On Sonny - How good would Tyrese have to be to win MIP? He averaged 15/8 last season, is 20/10 enough? Also, what would Turner have to show on the court this season for the Pacers to give him a big contract? Pacer Faithful - If you could pick any Pacer (past and present) to have dinner with, who would it be and why? Jason - If Myles wasn't injured at the trade deadline last year, would he have been dealt over Sabonis or would both have been moved? Chris - When do you think the Pacers will release their throwback jerseys for this year and what do you think they'll be? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Season Goals: The Shooting Guards (Mathurin, Duarte & Hield) + Goga involved in off court incident with Turkey's Furkan Korkmaz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 48:21

    Goga Bitadze was involved in an off court incident with some of his teammates. Will this have any long term impact with the Pacers since he is entering his final season? The guys discuss that in segment one and then transition to sharing 5 goals for the shooting guards this year: Bennedict Mathurin, Chris Duarte and Buddy Hield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Daniel Theis on the trading block? What's next for Myles and Buddy ? NBA News + Rumors with Michael Scotto

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 36:55

    Mike Scotto of Hoops Hype joins the show once again to discuss the Pacers latest rumors, how the Mitchell trade impacts Indiana and Utah, where the Pacers stand in regards to dealing Myles and Buddy, Turner looking for an extension, Theis name involved in the Lakers rumors and his fit in Indiana as well as the Jazz looking to offload some contracts as they rebuild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    How the Donovan Mitchell trade impacts the Pacers this season and moving forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 46:21

    Alex Golden is joined by Rhett Bauer to discuss the blockbuster trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Utah Jazz. The guys breakdown how this deal impacts the Pacers in multiple ways. The Pacers own the Cavaliers 1st round pick next season, but it is lottery protected...the Jazz traded their two best players this season, the Knicks fumbled the deal and now have player relationships to mend and the Lakers still have a Westbrook problem. Lots of fascinating ways this deal impacts the current and future of the Indiana Pacers...we have it for you here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Should Jermaine O'Neal's jersey be retired? + Season Goals: The Small Forwards

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 45:59

    The guys kick off the show discussing whether or not Jermaine O'Neal should have his jersey retired...the guys discuss what things might have kept him from getting it retired, if there is still a chance that they retire it later and is he the most deserving of the Pacers regime from the NBA to have his jersey retired! Next, the guys share 5-goals they have for each of the teams' small forwards this season: Aaron Nesmith, Oshae Brissett and Kendall Brown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    NBA Player Awards Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 24:47

    Alex Golden and Mike Piazza Facci share their predictions for the 2022-2023 NBA Player Awards! The guys predict: The Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, 6th Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Alex and Facci share their NBA Standings Predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 61:13

    On today's show, Alex and Facci go through both the East and West Conferences and share their predictions! Facci and Alex were in unison at times, but Facci threw a major curve ball in his West Standings predictions that caused quite that outburst from Alex. Let us know where you agree and disagree with us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Reggie Miller's Greatness! Our Top 10 Moments of Reggie's Incredible Career

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 62:55

    Alex and Facci open up the show discussing a Pacers and NBA LEGEND, Reginald Wayne Miller. The guys share their Top 10 Moments from Reggie Miller's historic career and highlight each moment from previous articles, highlights from the games and share their personal memory of them. The guys want to know what your Top 10 Reggie Moments would be! Share them with us on twitter @SettingThePace3 or on IG @PacersTalk! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Could the Pacers be back in the mix to trade Myles and Buddy to LA? + Season Goals: The Power Forwards

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 38:54

    With KD rescinding his trade request and the Lakers recent trade to acquire Patrick Beverly from Utah, could the Lakers now turn their attention to acquiring Myles and Buddy? The guys discuss whether or not the Pacers should be interested in this, what other moves could be made instead and more. Then, the guys look at goals they want to see the young power forwards on this team accomplish. With I Jax, Jalen Smith and Terry Taylor all showing strong performances last season, the future is bright for these young players and in a rebuilding year, there are multiple areas we want to see these young guys grow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Alex Kennedy discusses his interviews with Tyrese Haliburton and Chad Buchanan and shares his thoughts on Myles Turner's future in Indy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 53:40

    Alex Golden is joined by Alex Kennedy to discuss his latest article on, where he interviewed Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton and General Manager Chad Buchanan. Alex (Kennedy) sheds light on both of his conversations with Tyrese and Chad, as well as sharing some interesting information that he left out of the original article and the relationship that Myles Turner has with Tyrese Haliburton, Chad Buchanan! Alex Kennedy celebrated his 31st birthday on Tuesday, the day of the recording, so the guys close out the show discussing Pacers that were born on this day, as well as Jeremy Lin and Kobe Bryant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Terry Taylor Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 56:23

    Terry Taylor, who is entering his second season in the NBA joins Alex Golden and Michael J. Facci for a fun interview! Terry Taylor talks about his journey to the NBA, what areas he feels he needs to improve upon the most, what player he is watching film on to model his game after him, what made Indiana a great fit for him, sharing the same nickname as Tristan Thompson for a week, what position does Terry himself as, his goals for the upcoming season, the toughest matchup he had this season, the player/team he felt he got the best of and rapid fire questions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Predicting how many games the Pacers win next season and a thorough breakdown of the 2022-2023 Pacers Schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 48:31

    Alex and Facci spend the entirety of the show breaking down next season's schedule and go through each of the 82-games and determine if the Pacers win or lose that game! The guys then share their total amount of wins they have for the Pacers at the end of the season and discuss the pros and cons to those results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Pacers Rookie Andrew Nembhard + a debate on cereal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 35:58

    Alex and Facci are joined by Andrew Nembhard to discuss his draft process, going to the Pacers and how that wasn't where he expected to go, playing in the Summer League and learning from those experiences, how difficult it was to lose Washington Jr. in the middle of Summer League and adding in a guy like Nesmith to the mix, what his role will be this upcoming season, playing in the G-League, learning from his college experiences, what position(s) he can play, his goals for the season, what he's been doing this summer to get ready for Training Camp and then he steps on the hot seat and answers 10 rapid fire questions, that leads to a debate/conversation about cereal! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Pacers Preseason Schedule + Season Goals: The Centers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 45:45

    Alex Golden is joined by Michael K. Facci for today's episode of Setting The Pace! The guys discuss the Pacers Preseason Schedule and how this will be a good start for the Pacers season. Next, the guys discuss the Centers on the Pacers roster and list the 5-goals they have for each player: Goga Bitadze, Daniel Theis and Myles Turner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Is Indiana still interested in Collin Sexton? Why he's still unsigned, his fit with Haliburton, assessing the Cavs chances of making the playoffs and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 42:18

    Michael J. Facci is joined by Evan Dammarell of Locked on Cavs, Fear The Sword and Right Down Euclid to discuss the standstill for Collin Sexton and the Cavaliers. The Pacers previously noted interest in Collin Sexton, what his fit would be like in Indiana, revisiting the LeVert trade from earlier this year and discussing if the Cavs have "buyer's remorse", LeVert's future in Cleveland and the Cavaliers chances to make the postseason this year so that first round pick goes to Indiana this season and doesn't convert to 2-second round picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Who's to Blame for the Departure of Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 52:27

    Alex Golden and Michael B. Facci dive into an interesting tweet from Victor Oladipo on Wednesday, where he basically stated that things weren't all his fault in his departure and how he was unfairly portrayed by the media. He also mentioned former teammate Domantas Sabonis and Paul George as guys who felt the same way as he, Alex and Facci decided to take a trip down memory lane and discuss what instances caused PG, VO and DS to leave Indiana and how things were handled and what things could've been done to make the departure smoother. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Season Goals: The Point Guards

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 54:02

    Alex Golden is joined by Facci and he is NOT HAPPY with "his" draft results from Thursday's podcast and dishes out his thoughts on the opener! Then, the guys discuss who would be the best starting 5 since 2010-2011 till now and discuss what players make the most sense. Later, the guys look at Andrew Nembhard, T.J. McConnell and Tyrese Haliburton's upcoming season and share 5 goals that they would like to see them achieve this season! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    A first look at the 2023 NBA Draft Class + discussing the Pacers 2022 Draft with Derek Murray of

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 46:27

    Alex Golden and Michael Facci are joined by Derek Murray of to discuss the Pacers 2022 NBA Draft: Bennedict Mathurin, Andrew Nembhard and Kendall Brown. Later, Derek goes into the 2023 NBA Draft Class that everyone is raving about and the guys discuss close to 15 names to keep an eye on for next season, of course starting with Victor Wembanyama, followed by Scoot Henderson, the Thompson Twins and more! Be sure to subscribe to our YOUTUBE Channel - Setting The Pace: A Pacers Podcast, leave us a 5-STAR RATING and REVIEW if you LOVE this show and most importantly, have a GREAT DAY! #LETSGOPACERS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Storylines for the upcoming season! + Snake Drafting the best Pacers Starting 5 since 2010

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 86:04

    Alex Golden is joined by David Cole and Carson Stafford to look at the most intriguing storylines of the 2022-2023 Indiana Pacers season. The guys each share two storylines they're monitoring and why they're so intrigued by them. Later, the guys do a fun exercise where they do a snake draft and build the best possible starting five with a sixth man since the 2010-2011 NBA Season. Let us know what starting five plus sixth man team you like the best! WARNING: No Facci, but lots of Wizards jokes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

    Is Jalen Smith the long term answer at PF? + Ranking the offseason moves! (Mailbag Pt. 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 46:49

    Alex Golden and Michael "The Wizards FAN" Facci answer YOUR QUESTIONS on today's episode of Setting The Pace! Today's Questions: Keith - Bobby Marks said we could trade Theis & Nesmith right away, but that they could not be aggregated with another player in the transaction.  Do you know how long that restriction lasts?  I'm thinking both of those guys could be on the block.  Thanks! Quinton - What is a realistic extension/contract you see the Pacers signing Myles Turner to? Walter - Who do you think has the best chance to win the Pacers Award (NBA MIP) and why? Haliburton, Duarte, and Smith all seem like they're poised to make a leap. Ben - Big fan! my question would be, when do you guys think this squad can make their first playoff push also who'll be the biggest surprise on our team this year? Wyatt - what are your top 3 moves of the offseason (draft, trades, signing) and what grade would you give the Pacers moves?  Randy - why do you think Rick Carlisle was at Myles Turner's basketball camp? lottydotty - What do you guys think about acquiring Jaxson Hayes? His size, athleticism, improving jumper and age is perfect for our timeline and I 100% believe Carlisle and Tyrese can really get the best out of him. (Bonus Question) Can you guys create some nicknames for our players? festar35 - Do you think Jalen Smith is a long-term PF? What kind of season do you expect from him? pacerssplashzone - Would you start Hield over one of the guys or fully commit to the young core from game 1? brettduley - predictions on what will happen between the pacers and Myles turner? shady_buffalo_podcast - What teams do you anticipate being in contention of the top of the inverse standings? Also, How many PPG do you expect from the trio of Hali/Mathurin/Duarte? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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