Indiana Pacers Rumors
Tim Reynolds: USA Basketball announces that Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce will assist Gregg Popovich at the FIBA World Cup this summer. Pierce replaces Indiana’s Nate McMillan, who has scheduling conflicts. Other assistants: Steve Kerr and Jay Wright.
Adam Himmelsbach: Hayward on having his young daughters at this game in his hometown: “They probably don’t care that we just swept the Pacers, but they were happy they got some chocolate bunnies this morning, and they got a chance to see me out on the court.”
The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers’ Game 4 matchup aired Sunday on ABC affiliates across the country, but NBA fans in the nation’s No. 12 media market didn’t get to see the final three minutes of the first half. Instead, they were treated to “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
Phoenix’s ABC affiliate, KNXV-TV, inadvertently switched its broadcast to a rerun of AFV at 11 a.m. local time, leaving NBA fans in the area confused and tweeting angrily at the station to address the issue.