INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Jim O'Brien was hired Thursday as coach of the Indiana Pacers, who turned to an NBA veteran in hopes of reviving a team that missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade and has been beset by player turmoil.
The announcement ends a five-week search that began with the firing of Rick Carlisle after four seasons.
O'Brien has coached in Boston and Philadelphia, compiling a 182-158 record in five seasons. He has been out of coaching since he was fired by the '76ers after the 2005 season.

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