INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Pritchard hired Nate Bjorkgren to take the Indiana Pacers in a new direction.
They went the wrong way.
A season filled with defensive struggles, missed chances and locker room drama resulted Wednesday in the firing of Bjorkgren after only one season as coach.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard intends to stand pat — for now.
He'd rather not break up the big-man tandem of Myles Turner, the NBA's blocks champion, and two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the Indiana Pacers' long, injury-riddled season is over, the hard part begins.
President of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard is embarking on yet another offseason filled with questions, the first being whether to keep coach Nate Bjorkgren.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis delivered. He found open teammates, cleaned up the glass and played solid defense.
The combination helped keep Indiana's playoff hopes alive — for at least two more nights.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The short-handed Indiana Pacers will be down at least one more player for Tuesday night's play-in game against the Charlotte Hornets after forward Caris LeVert entered the league's health and safety protocol.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hired coach Nate Bjorkgren to help the Pacers make a long playoff run.
Instead, they need two wins to make it in.
After dealing with a season full of injuries, shoddy defense and communication problems on and off the court, Bjorkgren and the Pacers find themselves trying to extend their season when they host Charlotte in Tuesday's play-in round.