The Pacers were reportedly expected to hire Mike D'Antoni as coach.
Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown is in line to be interviewed for the Indiana Pacers coaching vacancy as they close on a replacement for Nate McMillan. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that the Warriors assistant coach was set for talks with the Pacers, having previously suggested as many as a dozen candidates for the role would be interviewed.
Going back to his years in Seattle and Portland, Nate McMillan’s teams have almost always played slow. Unable to consistently create space and pressure through speed, the Pacers never ranked better than 18th in pace during his tenure — a stark contrast to Dave Joerger’s final season in Sacramento, when the Kings skyrocketed from dead-last in possessions per game the previous year to third in 2018-19.