After the Rio Grande Valley Vipers beat the Santa Cruz Warriors in the 2013 D-League Finals, Nick Nurse and Nate Bjorkgren shook hands.
The Indiana Pacers have decided to go with the Raptors assistant, Nate Bjorkgren as their new head coach.
In a surprise move, the Indiana Pacers have hired Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their next head coach, replacing the recently fired Nate McMillan, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Bjorkgren joined Toronto’s scouting department in 2017 and was promoted to assistant coach when Nick Nurse assumed head-coaching duties the following season. The 45-year-old was part of a staff that led the Raptors to the 2019 NBA championship and a second seed in the Eastern Conference this season.
Ryan Knaus discusses Doc Rivers' firing and quick hiring by the Sixers, Mike D'Antoni, and the possibility that both Van Gundys will coach in 2020-21. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
As Chris Forsberg continues his Forsberg's Focus series, he takes a closer look at three rookies with an uncertain future in Boston.
Not surprisingly, the Bucks aren't interested in trading Giannis Antetokounmpo. As history shows, there is no easy answer for how to handle the situation.
Jordan Poole is getting his first chance to play alongside Klay Thompson since being drafted by the Warriors in 2019.
Former Dayton forward Obi Toppin has emerged as one of the most well-liked prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft and has a number of teams interested in his services. Including the Timberwolves, who hold the Nos. 1, 17 and 33 picks on Nov. 18. The Timberwolves are reportedly high on Toppin given his offensive versatility and ability to stretch the floor, according to Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report. Despite the reported interest, it remains to be seen if the Timberwolves will take him No. 1 or trade down
If the Nets were to make a move for a third star, they’d almost certainly have to include either Caris LeVert or Spencer Dinwiddie in the deal, if not both of them. Though, Kevin Durant has expressed that LeVert is a good third option for the Nets, and Brooklyn’s superstar forward also feels the era of the Big 3 has come to an end. Still, Brooklyn was the first team ESPN Tim Bontemps mentioned while discussing a possible landing spot for Victor Oladipo — should the Indiana Pacers want to move the guard.