“Kevin Pritchard is among the most respected veteran decision-makers in the league,” Winter opined.
There is a lot of truth to that, and that’s good news considering that Pritchard and the Pacers are in the middle of a coaching search. After all, if candidates don’t respect the main basketball man … well, it’s going to be difficult to find the right person for the job.
Winter cited Pritchard’s “frank admission of guilt about the hiring and firing” of coach Nate Bjorkgren after just one season as a reason Pritchard deserves credit.
On the bright side for the Pacers, Pritchard isn’t going anywhere, as we relayed earlier. And front office stability can go a long way when you’re looking for someone to lead the men in uniform.
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- With the likes of Caris LeVert, Myles Turner, T.J. Warren, Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis, the Pacers already have a pretty strong nucleus, something that is likely to make the coaching job appealing, wrote Brad Botkin of CBS Sports.
- In case you missed it, the Pacers have already lined up interviews with former Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, former Magic coach Steve Clifford and former Nuggets coach and ex-NBA point point guard Brian Shaw, who spent last season coaching the G League Ignite. You can check out the full story here.
- The Pacers seem destined to end up with the No. 13 overall pick in Tuesday’s NBA Draft lottery, and that’s not so terrible, wrote Nat Newell of the Indianapolis Star. You can check out full lottery odds and info right here.