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Indiana Pacers: Ex-coach Nate Bjorkgren set to face his former team

When the Indiana Pacers set foot Wednesday night on The North for a matchup on the road against the Toronto Raptors, a familiar face could very well greet them. Former coach Nate Bjorkgren, who was fired after just one season manning the sidelines in the Circle City, is now back on Nick Nurse’s bench as an assistant coach.
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Former Pacers HC Nate Bjorkgren returns to Raptors as assistant

The Raptors are listing Nate Bjorkgren as an assistant coach, Blake Murphy of SportsNet.ca tweets. Bjorkgren was at Toronto’s training camp as a consultant and apparently the club has rehired him in his previous capacity. Bjorkgren was on Nick Nurse’s staff until he was hired as the Pacers’ head coach prior to last season. His tumultuous one-year stint ended in June when the club fired him.
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Nate Bjorkgren Back With Raptors As Assistant

The Raptors are listing Nate Bjorkgren as an assistant coach, Blake Murphy of Sportsnet.ca tweets. Bjorkgren was at Toronto’s training camp as a consultant and it seems the club has rehired him in his previous capacity. Bjorkgren was on Nick Nurse’s staff until he was hired as the Pacers’ head coach prior to last season. His tumultuous one-year stint ended in June when the team fired him.
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Raptors: Nate Bjorkgren has returned to Toronto as a consultant

NBA teams were aggressive in poaching assistant coaches away from Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse last year, as they figured that some of the pixie dust that helped boost Toronto in their championship run in 2019 could rub off on their respective teams. This is a big reason why Nate Bjorkgren was hired to coach the Indiana Pacers.
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Nate Bjorkgren Back Working with Nick Nurse on Team Canada

It's been a tumultuous season for former Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren who was let go from the organization after just one season. The year included numerous reports about turmoil within the Pacers locker room and some unflattering allegations about his time with the Toronto Raptors. Through it all, tough, Raptors and Canadian Senior Men's Basketball coach Nick Nurse has been by Bjorkgren's side.
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Is Nate Bjorkgren preparing for a Toronto Raptors return with Team Canada?

The Toronto Raptors have been pretty good with regards to getting some of their top assistants jobs as an NBA coach, but that doesn’t always mean that the assistants will take that opportunity and run with it. Nate Bjorkgren, one of the most qualified assistants Nick Nurse pumped out, fell on his face with the Indiana Pacers.
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Indiana Pacers Make Necessary, Yet Humiliating, Move And Fire Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren After One Season

After a disappointing season that ended with the franchise missing the playoffs for the first time since 2015, the Indiana Pacers are moving on from Head Coach Nate Bjorkgren. The team announced the move last Wednesday, 20 days after the Pacers’ season ended in the final Eastern Conference play-in game against the Washington Wizards. That game was a fitting ending to the Bjorkgren era in Indiana — the team struggled to defend the Wizards thanks to the same issues that had plagued the team all season long.
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Where did Nate Bjorkgren Come up Short with the Indiana Pacers?

The Nate Bjorkgren era of the Indiana Pacers came to end just about as soon as it started. In reality, really nothing went well for Bjorkgren at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. There was the sense of new hope with the 3-0 start and taking down the Boston Celtics in the early season thriller; But then the train started to skid.
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Indiana Pacers will not retain head coach Nate Bjorkgren for 2021-22 season

The Indiana Pacers are moving on from head coach Nate Bjorkgren. The team today announced that Bjorkgren will not return as the team's head coach for the 2021-22 NBA season after serving just one season at the helm in Indiana. In an official statement, Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin...
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Indiana Pacers fire Nate Bjorkgren after one season as head coach

The Indiana Pacers have parted ways with head coach Nate Bjorkgren after just one season, the team announced on Wednesday. This is a decision that had been brewing over the past couple months, as reports surfaced regarding his inability to establish good relationships with the players or people on staff within the organization.
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Pacers fire coach Nate Bjorkgren after one ugly season

The Pacers are making a quick change at head coach. Nate Bjorkgren has been fired as Indiana’s coach after just one season with the team, ESPN reported Wednesday. There was an “insurmountable gulf” between Bjorkgren and the Pacers locker room, according to ESPN, and the front office decided to move on as it plans on being a playoff contender. Bjorkgren, 45, was in his first year as an NBA head coach after winning a ring with the Raptors as an assistant.
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Pacers Announce Nate Bjorkgren Will Not Return as Coach

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday that Nate Bjorkgren will not be retained as the team's head coach. "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."
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"This Was My Decision" Kevin Pritchard Talks About The Pacers Firing Nate Bjorkgren

On Wednesday afternoon President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers Kevin Pritchard made an opening statement about firing first-year head coach Nate Bjorkgren, and then answered questions for over 20 minutes from reporters. "As you guys have already seen we've let Nate go," Pritchard said in his opening statement....
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Kevin Pritchard: “It’s My Fault” Nate Bjorkgren Didn’t Work Out

Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard accepts responsibility for Nate Bjorkgren’s unsuccessful stint as head coach, writes Bob Kravitz of The Athletic. The team fired Bjorkgren on Wednesday after one season on the job, but the decision has seemed inevitable for weeks. Reports began circulating in early May that management was unhappy with Bjorkgren’s coaching style and his relationship with his players and staff.
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