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Pacers fire Bjorkgren as coach after just 1 season

Jun. 09, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Pritchard hired Nate Bjorkgren to take the Indiana Pacers in a new direction. They went the wrong way. A season filled with defensive struggles, missed chances and locker room drama resulted Wednesday in the firing of...

Indiana Pacers fire Nate Bjorkgren after team misses playoffs in his only season as coach

Jun. 09, 2021 14:12 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers fire Nate Bjorkgren after team misses playoffs in his only season as coach.

AP source: Hornets pick up option on Borrego's contract

May. 26, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have picked up the team option on coach James Borrego’s contract for next season, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets...

Pacers still evaluating Bjorkgren before making decision

May. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard intends to stand pat — for now. He'd rather not break up the big-man tandem of Myles Turner, the NBA's blocks champion, and two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis. He hopes free agents...

76ers trust playoff process leads to 1st NBA title since '83

May. 22, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daryl Morey posed for a photo in a bookstore wearing a T-shirt of the Liberty Bell emblazoned with a “Come To Philly For The Crack” slogan and held a copy of “Basketball for Dummies.” “Playoff Prep,” Morey, the 76ers’ top decision...

Pacers face major offseason questions after missing playoffs

May. 21, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the Indiana Pacers' long, injury-riddled season is over, the hard part begins. President of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard is embarking on yet another offseason filled with questions, the first being whether to keep coach Nate...

Beal, Westbrook lead Wiz past Pacers 142-115 for East 8 seed

May. 21, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After one loss back when the Washington Wizards were struggling through a coronavirus-disrupted, injury-depleted and defense-optional stretch of the season that put them 15 games below .500, Russell Westbrook gathered his teammates to speak his mind. ...

Wizards host Pacers for face-76ers-or-go-home play-in game

May. 19, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the work Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal and the rest of the Washington Wizards did to reach the NBA's play-in round, all will be for naught with a loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers on Thursday night. So what if Washington went 17-6 down the...

Borrego hopes tough finish drives Hornets to take next step

May. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Charlotte Hornets found a player to build around in point guard LaMelo Ball and made significant strides this season, coach James Borrego knows there’s plenty of work to do before his young team is ready to compete with the NBA’s elite. ...

Sabonis leads Pacers past Hornets 144-117 in play-in round

May. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis delivered. He found open teammates, cleaned up the glass and played solid defense. The combination helped keep Indiana's playoff hopes alive — for at least two more nights. Sabonis had 14 points, 21 rebounds...