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Indiana Pacers fire head coach Nate Bjorkgren

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The Indiana Pacers have fired head coach Nate Bjorkgren. He led the Pacers to a 34-38 record in his first and only season as an NBA head coach. The Pacers did make the play-in tournament, technically extending their playoff streak to six straight seasons. Bjorkgren and Indiana lost in the second round of the tournament, as Washington moved on to the playoffs.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday.

Bjorkgren was an assistant coach on the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors in 2019, leading to his hiring as Indiana’s head coach. His leash was short, however, being ousted after just one sub-.500 season and a play-in tournament exit.

The head coaching search has already begun in Indianapolis. Some sources are tagging former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts as Bjorkgren’s replacement. The team will likely wait until the playoffs have concluded to hire a new coach, as there might be some candidates on current playoff teams of interest to the Pacers.

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