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Indiana Pacers fire coach Nate Bjorkgren after just 1 season

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 13:22:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers are again looking for a new coach.

The team announced Wednesday they fired coach Nate Bjorkgren after just one season with the team.

"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," said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. "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. While we do not have a definite timetable for our search, we will move quickly to identify candidates who will make our team and our organization stronger."

The Pacers were 34-38 this past season and were knocked out of playoff contention after a loss to Washington in the second play-in game.