In the midst of a year of difficulties with players and staff, Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren’s future with the franchise is uncertain as the regular season draws to a close, sources told ESPN.
Bjorkgren has a significant job to do with his relationship between players throughout the team and with some members of the organization, but has so far shown a willingness to try to solve these problems, sources told ESPN.
The Pacers, 30-34 and ninth in the Eastern Conference, have been plagued by injuries and missed games this season, but Bjorkgren’s style of coaching and communication – on the pitch, in the locker room and in individual environments with players and staff ̵
Bjorkgren has another guaranteed year on the three-year contract he signed with the Pacers when he arrived from his assistant coaching position with the Toronto Raptors. Bjorkgren’s future as a coach is expected to be discussed after the season, sources said.