Apr 24, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) boxes out Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) in the second quarter in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to 8 Points, 9 Seconds, the Indiana Pacers news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. 8 Points, 9 Seconds is dedicated to providing top-notch Pacers news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

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Jared Wade, editor

Jared Wade is editor of 8 Points, 9 Seconds. He founded the site in 2009, and has been writing about the NBA for various outlets since 2007.

Jalen Bishop, Asst. Editor

Jalen Bishop is a sophomore at St. John's University in New York. You can follow him on Twitter @Jalen_NY

Ben Gibson, Word of the Herd

Ben Gibson, editor of Word of the Herd. I write basketball on 8 Points, 9 Seconds, Loves terrible photoshops.

Tim Donahue, editor

Tim Donahue lives in Fishers, Indiana, and has been around long enough to dimly remember watching the Pacers play in the days of the old Fairgrounds Coliseum. The thing he likes more than anything else about the chance to write for 8 Points, 9 Seconds is the idea that he will know more tomorrow than he does today — at least in theory. You can find him tweeting about the Pacers @TimDonahue8p9s.

Tim Sartori, Staff Writer

Dylan Hughes, Staff Writer

Dylan Hughes is a 16 year old from Fishers, Indiana. Dylan is currently in high school, but has been writing sports for over two years and continues to improve every day. Dylan would love to write professionally and make a job out of covering the Pacers along with other teams and leagues. You can tweet Dylan @DylanHughesNBA on Twitter.

Shane Young, Staff Writer

Shane Young is a credentialed writer covering the Indiana Pacers for 8 Points, 9 Seconds and HoopsHabit.com. A student at the University of Louisville, striving for a journalism career, he has been obsessed with the NBA since age 11 and built a great knowledge of the league throughout the years. You can follow him on Twitter @YoungNBA.

Jon LaFollette, Staff Writer

Jon is a life-long Indianapolis resident, proud Hoosier and Pacers fanatic. Currently attending graduate school for a master's in sports journalism, he is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in NUVO and Indianapolis Monthly. He is also a three-year veteran of Area 55 who enjoys the company of cats and like-minded pizza enthusiasts. Follow him @JonFilet.

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