Mark Jackson hired as Warriors coach; Pacers never asked

Apologies as it has been a little quiet around here.  In about a week I will start a series of posts on how the Indiana Pacers fared this season.  Well, last season for them, and everyone else, except the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.  Watching teams like those two make it depressing to be a Pacers fan.

Nevertheless, a quick update.  Frank Vogel is still not confirmed as the new full time head coach, but one thing is for certain: the new coach won’t be former Pacer Mark Jackson (who led the Pacers to their only finals appearance in 2000 along with Reggie and Rik Smits).  Jackson, who has no previous coaching experience, was hired to be the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

And no, the Pacers never reached out to him. 

On the draft front, not much happening.  Many believe the Pacers will trade the pick or trade down in the draft, given how weak it is, or go for a knockout punch/potential bust like BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, if he is still available.

More to come.

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