Amid a year of difficulties with players and staff, the future of Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren with the franchise is uncertain as the regular season approaches, sources told ESPN.
Bjorkgren has significant work to do with his relationships between players across the team and with some members of the organization, but so far he has shown a willingness to try to deal with these problems, sources told ESPN.
The Pacers, 30-34 and ninth in the Eastern Conference, have been injured and missed games this season, but Bjorkgren’s coaching and communication style – on the court, in the locker room and in individual settings with players and staff – is often at the core. of the team̵
Bjorkgren has another guaranteed year from the three-year contract he signed with the Pacers after arriving from his assistant coaching position at the Toronto Raptors. Bjorkgren’s future as a coach is expected to be considered after the season, sources said.