The Indiana Pacers had a disappointing 20-21 season in which they fired Nate Bjorkgren as head coach after one season, but Kevin Pritchard will remain in his role running the front office.
"Let me say a few things about Indiana," said Brian Windhorst. "One, I know Kevin Pritchard, their general manager, came out and gave a press conference and made it sound like his future was in some sort of doubt there. That is no longer the case. He has been assured he will be there. I don't think he was ever really in danger. Herb Simon, who is the owner of the team, is extremely close to him. They have an extremely close relationship. It doesn't mean they couldn't make a change. Without going too far, I will say Kevin Pritchard has been assured he's going to be there."
The Pacers are not planning on hiring a first time head coach during this cycle and have now been linked with possibly hiring Rick Carlisle.
"I don't know how much longer Kevin Pritchard wants to be in that job," added Windhorst.