The Indiana Pacers have fired Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren. Bjorkgren spent just one season in Indianapolis, leading the team to a 34-38 record before being eliminated in the play-in tournament ahead of the NBA Playoffs.
Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard says the team does not have a definitive time frame for finding Bjorkgren’s successor, but they will move quickly to identify candidates.
“The 2020-21 season was not what any of us hoped or anticipated it would be, and our results on the court certainly did not meet the standards for what our organization and our fans have come to expect,” Pritchard said in a news release. “We have determined this is the right time to move in a different direction, and on behalf of the Simon Family and the entire Pacers organization, I want to express my gratitude to Nate for his efforts leading our team.”
Bjorkgren was named head coach in October. Prior to coming to Indiana, he served as an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors.
The move was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.