Indiana Pacers: 3 qualities to look for in the new head coach

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 24: Head coach Nate McMillan of the Indiana Pacers walks back to the bench with Victor Oladipo #4 after being called for a technical foul against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on October 24, 2017 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Indiana Pacers will continue their search for a head coach before the 2020-21 season begins. What are the key characteristics they should look for in their new leader?

Nate McMillan was fired after the NBA season following yet another early playoff exit. His dismissal was divisive among the fanbase, with many believing he was fired too soon. On the other hand, some folks believed the franchise took too long to let him go, myself included.

Indiana has plenty of young talent on the roster and can clearly compete in the Eastern Conference. Despite struggling in the playoffs, the Pacers did finish fourth in the conference after a strong regular season. Rising superstar Domantas Sabonis was absent from the team’s final stretch but his future remains very bright.

With a core of Sabonis, Malcolm Brogdon, and Victor Oladipo, the Indiana Pacers have a quality roster in place already. Now, while things may happen in the offseason, potential head coaching candidates should be ecstatic about taking over this unit.

Myles Turner has been on the verge of a breakout for what seems like forever. The right coach can elevate his game to the next level and make him an All-Star center in today’s NBA. But what are the qualities of the perfect head coach for this Indiana team?

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