Popeye Jones will join Pacers bench as assistant coach

Popeye Jones will be an assistant coach for the Pacers this year. AP Photo.

Popeye Jones will be an assistant coach for the Pacers this year. AP Photo.

Former Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Popeye Jones has landed a job with the Indiana Pacers as an assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s  staff, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Jones has been a Nets coach since he was hired by Avery Johnson in 2010. He stuck around when the Nets fired Johnson and brought in P.J. Carlesimo, but new coach Jason Kidd has been given a completely overhauled staff. It does hurt to lose him as he worked significantly with Brook Lopez last season, but it’s not like he worked any miracles with Lopez and Kevin Garnett is here to help with that from now on.


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