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I’ll be honest....if Nate can’t last a full season, then I’m not sure Pritchard survives either.
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Few other details here. Nate only got a 3 year deal with 2 guaranteed to begin with, which is surprisingly short. Usually 4 year deals.

Some important details in here from a couple days ago.

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Post#6 » by radeonboy » Today 4:37 am

Bad move if they sack a Nick Nurse disciple in Nate Bjorkgren. Give him more than a year FFS.
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More info in here, but mostly, Nate is reported to be controlling and micro-managing everything, with players, coaches, and overall staff.
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Post#8 » by Scoot McGroot » Today 1:24 pm

radeonboy wrote:Bad move if they sack a Nick Nurse disciple in Nate Bjorkgren. Give him more than a year FFS.


I would bet they do, as Simon/Pacers have never given a coach less than 2 years. But, the fact there are these rumors tells you that Nate is inordinately abrasive, controlling, and micro-managing to the point that it’s even coming up in a franchise that normally gives coaches all the latitude and leeway they need. He’s also apparently having major trouble communicating with the roster overall.

If he’s willing to soul search and adjust, he’ll likely get a 2nd season.
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Post#9 » by Topofthekey » Today 1:49 pm

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radeonboy wrote:Bad move if they sack a Nick Nurse disciple in Nate Bjorkgren. Give him more than a year FFS.


I would bet they do, as Simon/Pacers have never given a coach less than 2 years. But, the fact there are these rumors tells you that Nate is inordinately abrasive, controlling, and micro-managing to the point that it’s even coming up in a franchise that normally gives coaches all the latitude and leeway they need. He’s also apparently having major trouble communicating with the roster overall.

If he’s willing to soul search and adjust, he’ll likely get a 2nd season.

But didn't the players rave about Bjorkgren at the beginning?

I remember them all saying great things about Bjorkgren before the season began
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Post#10 » by Wizop » Today 1:54 pm

I posted in another thread before I saw this one. I'll repeat that we wouldn't be happy if we thought the players were happy as this disappointing season draws to a close.
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Post#11 » by Scoot McGroot » Today 2:11 pm

Topofthekey wrote:
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radeonboy wrote:Bad move if they sack a Nick Nurse disciple in Nate Bjorkgren. Give him more than a year FFS.


I would bet they do, as Simon/Pacers have never given a coach less than 2 years. But, the fact there are these rumors tells you that Nate is inordinately abrasive, controlling, and micro-managing to the point that it’s even coming up in a franchise that normally gives coaches all the latitude and leeway they need. He’s also apparently having major trouble communicating with the roster overall.

If he’s willing to soul search and adjust, he’ll likely get a 2nd season.

But didn't the players rave about Bjorkgren at the beginning?

I remember them all saying great things about Bjorkgren before the season began


They did, but things like micro-managing don’t really stand out until they’ve happened a long while.

But otherwise, the losing really makes things worse, in many ways.
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Post#12 » by Scoot McGroot » Today 2:12 pm

Wizop wrote:I posted in another thread before I saw this one. I'll repeat that we wouldn't be happy if we thought the players were happy as this disappointing season draws to a close.


This is also very true.
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Post#13 » by granger05 » Today 5:31 pm

I read that Athletic article as well. I also recall that early in the season the players seemed to be raving about new Nate vs old Nate. There was also a lot of talk about how in Toronto nobody was a specialist and everybody did a little of everything and Bjorkgren would run his staff that way as well. This seems counter to all of that. Perhaps some of the issue is those expectations not getting met so it seems worse than it is? I was happy that they went outside of the usual cast-off coaches hire list. I guess this is the potential risk of that strategy is that you get somebody that flounders in the new role. As a fan of the team, I'm fine running it back with a full season and camp. However, I don't have to work for/with the guy which sounds like the issue.

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