I started my journey covering the Indiana Pacers in quite an unconventional fashion. I was a fan of the NBA and more specifically the Indiana Pacers, even though my origin is in Ohio. As most everyone does, I got my wisdom teeth removed and consequently was given a fair dosage of medication. Then, I gave an emotional rant about Victor Oladipo (who was fresh off his Quadriceps injury) and my story began. After a few media publications re-posted my video, everyone saw me cry, but also how passionate I was for Indiana.

Since then, I wrote for a local website to share my thoughts on games and predict the outcomes for others. Next, I transitioned to a contributor for the Fansided publication of the Indiana Pacers, 8points9seconds.com. I spent multiple seasons in that role before being given the opportunity to take over the site as a manager of content and editor of articles published on the site. Now, my time is split between both managing the site for 8points9seconds and providing this weekly newsletter here on PacersPress and much more.

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This publication is more than just a weekly newsletter. This is a home for me to share my thoughts in a new format that allows for more creative freedom. Everything from player interviews to game breakdowns and analysis can be found here once the season begins. I plan on trying many new writing styles and finding new ways to engage with the people who take the time out of their day to read what I have to say.

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Zach Pearson
Publisher of pacerpress.com, an NBA publication centered on Indiana basketball. Formerly covered the Pacers for 8points9seconds.com as the Site Expert for multiple seasons. Additional work seen on NBA.com, SI, and B/R.