Pacers hire Chad Buchanan as new General Manager

On Thursday, the Indiana Pacers have named former Charlotte Hornets executive Chad Buchanan as the general manager. Buchanan was with the Hornets for 2 seasons as assistant gm, and before that was with the Portland Trailblazers for 10 seasons.

Pacers president Kevin Pritchard and Buchanan worked together in Portland before Pritchard joined the staff here.

Buchanan will bring a wealth of knowledge in talent evaluation and scouting to the team, something that has been lacking in the Larry Bird era.

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