The Indiana Pacers have hired Nate Bjorkgren as the team’s new head coach. Bjorkgren served as assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors during the past two seasons, which included an NBA Championship.

Bjorkgren served as player development coordinator and assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns for two seasons before joining the Raptors as an advance scout during the 2017-18 season.

“We are very pleased and excited to have Nate as our new coach,” said President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “This was an extensive and thorough search, and when we reached the conclusion, we felt strongly Nate is the right coach for us at the right time. He comes from a winning background, has experienced championship success, is innovative and his communication skills along with his positivity are tremendous. We all look forward to a long, successful partnership in helping the Pacers move forward.”

The team did not release the terms of the contract.

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