The Indiana Pacers have hired a new head coach after parting ways with Nate McMillan following their playoff series loss against the eventual Eastern Conference NBA Finals representative Miami Heat. This was the Pacers’ fifth-consecutive first round exit, and their third sweep in four years.
In his stead, Indiana chose Nate Bjorkgren, a former Toronto Raptors assistant who won the NBA Championship with that team in 2019. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the news on Tuesday via Twitter.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 20, 2020
Bjorkgren has never been the head coach of an NBA franchise before. He did, however coach the Santa Cruz Warriors to a D-League championship in 2011. His new challenge will be to ensure the Pacers not only get back to the playoffs, but secure a playoff series win for the first time since they were in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2014.
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