Assistant Coach

Indiana Pacers (2013 - Present)

Assistant Coach, New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets
Player Development Coach, Dallas Mavericks
NBA Player


  • Helped the team’s defense become the league leader in DEF-RTG in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons

  • Worked with All-NBA Rookie team selection Myles Turner, as well as NBA All-Stars Paul George and Victor Oladipo

  • Drafted 41st overall in the 1992 NBA Draft and enjoyed an 11-year NBA career with Dallas, Toronto, Boston, Denver, Washington, and Golden State

  • Led the NBA in offensive rebounds during the 1994-95 season

  • Holds Dallas Mavericks record for most rebounds in a game with 28 vs IND on 1/9/96

  • Hand-picked by the NBA and FIBA to participate in the 17th annual Basketball Without Borders in Belgrade, Serbia

  • His three sons, Justin, Kaleb, and Seth, are all accomplished hockey players; Seth was picked 4th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators

  • Honored at the Ohio Valley Conference as Athlete of thee Year in 1991 and 1992

  • Jones led the nation in rebounding with Murray State University during the 1990-1991 season. In 2007, he was inducted in MSU's Hall of Fame and had his No. 54 jersey retired.



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June 28, 2017 - Pacers assistant coach Popeye Jones, who will be the head coach during the Summer League, spoke to reporters on Wednesday about what he's hoping to see from his team during Orlando's Summer League.