The Indiana Pacers are once again looking for a new head coach after just one season with Nate Bjorkgren at the helm.
Bjorkgren was informed on Wednesday that he had been fired, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Pacers are expected to look for a more experienced coach to replace him.
Bjorkgren was hired as Indiana’s head coach last October after spending time as an assistant coach with Nick Nurse with the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in Bjorkgren’s first season on staff, helping him gain notoriety.
The Pacers were 34-38 this season. They lost the second inning game to finally miss the playoffs. Pacers president Kevin Pritchard recently indicated that the team felt that Bjorkgren has a very high basketball IQ, but may not be suitable for a head coach position.