WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Carlisle will not coach the Indiana Pacers for their game at Washington on Friday night because of a previously scheduled event recognizing his daughter as cheer captain on her senior night.
The Pacers said assistant Lloyd Pierce will take over head coaching duties, and Carlisle will return for their game Saturday night at Brooklyn. Friday's game is the third in a five-game road trip for Indiana.
Carlisle is early in the second season of his second stint with the Pacers. In between, he spent 13 years with the Dallas Mavericks.
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