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Why Nate Bjorkgren’s flexible coaching style fits a Pacers team in flux

There’s a new Nate in town. After dismissing head coach Nate McMillan and conducting an exhaustive search, the Indiana Pacers have hired Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as the franchise’s next head coach, reports The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

“We are very pleased and excited to have Nate as our new coach,” said President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard in a statement released by “This was an extensive and thorough search, and when we reached the conclusion, we felt strongly Nate is the right coach for us at the right time.