The Indiana Pacers have agreed to hire Rick Carlisle as head coach on a four-year, $29 million contract.

Carlisle stepped down last week as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. Carlisle had also been linked with the Milwaukee Bucks should they decide to make a change from Mike Budenholzer, which became less likely with the team advancing to the Western Conference Finals.  

Carlisle was previously head coach of the Pacers from 2003 until 2007.

The Pacers fired Nate Bjorkgren this offseason after one season as head coach.