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Pacers' Bryce Taylor accepts assistant coaching position in Germany
Taylor was a basketball assistant for the Indiana Pacers during the 2021-22 season.
Indiana Pacers basketball assistant Bryce Taylor has been named an assistant coach for EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Germany, he tells Fieldhouse Files.
That's part of the Bundesliga, the same league he once played in.
Taylor, 35, played at the University of Oregon from 2004-08, then spent 13 years playing overseas — in Germany and Italy. He retired from playing last year.
Then, he started with the Pacers before the 2021-22 season.
His daily work includes player development, competing against players in practice and assisting in the video room. This is just the next step in his own development.
After the season, Taylor has helped with summer training and been present for pre-draft workouts held at the team facility.
Here is Taylor contesting Caris LeVert’s shots in practice.
The basketball interns play a big role in the day-to-day operations. Especially on the court and when the roster is depleted by injuries. Taylor, along with other guys, frequently jump in or hang around after practice when players want to go against competition.
Here’s another example as Taylor is part of a 3-on-3 group to help as Kelan Martin made his way back from injury earlier last season.