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Sources Say Bjorkgren Out At Indiana

June 09, 2021 11:46am

After one season, the Indiana Pacers fired coach Nate Bjorkgren on Wednesday, sources told ESPN.

Pacers management met with Bjorkgren on Tuesday to discuss his future, Bjorkgren had one guaranteed year left on his original three-year contract, sources said.

Indiana's six-year playoff streak ended this season after losing to the Washington Wizards in a play-in tournament bid to earn the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Indiana was 34-38.

Bjorkgren had been an NBA assistant with Toronto and Phoenix and had G League head-coaching experience.

Bjorkgren is a 1993 graduate of Storm Lake high school.