The Indiana Pacers are hiring former Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nate Bjorkgren as their next head coach, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Tuesday afternoon. Bjorkgren had spent the past two seasons under Nick Nurse with the Raptors. Before that, Bjorkgren was an assistant coach for two seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He will take over for Nate McMillan, who was fired after the Pacers were swept by the Miami Heat in the playoffs.
The Indiana Pacers are hiring Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their new head coach, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 20, 2020
With the Pacers hiring Bjorkgren, the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder are the only remaining teams in the NBA without a head coach. The Clippers inked Tyronn Lue to a five-year deal last season to be head coach, taking over for Doc Rivers, who joined the Philadelphia 76ers. The Chicago Bulls hired former Thunder head coach Billy Donovan to take over for Jim Boylen.