An appreciation of Derrick McKey

  • Pacers
  • Derrick McKey was one of the most criticized Pacers during his career with them.  Fans often were frustrated with him because of his injury issues. His low-key demeanor gave the superficial and false impression that he didn’t care enough, and it sometimes appeared he didn’t want to score badly enough.

    Talk to teammates, coaches and executives, however, and they tell a different story Read my oral history on the 1997-98 team in the “Stories” section on this site and you’ll see plenty of praise for him – mostly about behind the scenes things you wouldn’t have had a chance to notice.

    Here are a few videos that illustrate the subtle ways he contributed aside from his outstanding defense.

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