Popeye Jones is in his sixth season as a Pacers’ assistant coach after having spent his post-NBA career the three
previous years with the Brooklyn/New Jersey Nets (one season in player development, two as an assistant coach)
and the Dallas Mavericks in player development.
The 48-year-old Jones (6/17/70) played collegiately at Murray State, where he ranks fourth on the school’s all-time
scoring list, first in rebounding, led the nation in rebounding in 1990-91 and had his number (54) retired. He was
a 1992 second-round pick of the Houston Rockets, who traded his rights to Dallas. He played one season in Italy
before joining the Mavericks in 1993 and ended up playing with Toronto, Boston, Denver, Washington and Golden
State before retiring in 2004.
Jones was inducted in the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in May, 2014.
He has three sons, Justin, Seth and Caleb. Seth plays with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey
League and made his first NHL All-Star team in 2017. Caleb also plays hockey and was a fourth-round draft choice of
Edmonton. He currently plays in the Oilers’ minor league system.
Jones is married to Kelsey.
David McClure is in his third season with the Pacers, having been the Player Development Coach his first two
seasons. The 32-year-old McClure played collegiately at Duke from 2005-09. He played professionally in the G
League for one season and four years in Lithuania. Prior to joining the Pacers, he spent two seasons with the San
Antonio Spurs in player development.
The son of Jim and Betty McClure, David was born in Danbury, Conn. He grew up in Ridgefield, Conn., and went to
high school at Trinity Catholic. The youngest of two children, he has an older sister, Laura.
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