Pacers’ GM discusses the hiring of new head coach Nate Bjorkgren

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The Indiana Pacers president Kevin Pritchard joined Frank Isola and Mitch Lawrence on SiriusXM NBA to discuss the hiring of new head coach Nate Bjorkgren.

The head of the Indiana Pacers’ front office explained the qualities they saw in Bjorken’s resume as “a person with a winning pedigree, a coach good with Xs and Os and somebody that he is willing to take chances.”

Bjorkgren rose in the ranks of the NBA coaching through the development league. Then, he got promoted to the Phoenix Suns’ coaching staff (2015-2017) under Jeff Hornacek and worked under Nick Nurse for two seasons (2018-2020) in Toronto, before getting the Pacers’ job.

As Pritchard claimed in the interview with Frank Isola and Mitch Lawrence, the Pacers wanted to become a more modern basketball team and they believed Bjorkgren will help them move in to that direction.