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Mad Ants assistant coach accepts job elsewhere
Devan Blair was with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for the 2021-22 season.
Devan Blair will not be back with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the G League team owned by the Indiana Pacers. He has accepted a job elsewhere.
Blair spent this past season as an assistant coach and head video coordinator on Tom Hankins’ Mad Ants staff. And it was a very unusual season for the team as rosters were unstable because many players were called up to the NBA, especially after the omicron variant of COVID-19 hit rosters in late December.
On top of that, the Pacers were hit with numerous injuries that led to them playing their two-way guys often — undrafted rookies Duane Washington Jr. and Terry Taylor.
Blair is joining the Westchester Knicks as an assistant coach for the 2022-23 season, league sources told Fieldhouse Files.
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Blair attended Indiana University and was a manager for the men’s basketball team. His entryway into the NBA was with the Pacers as a basketball operations intern in 2014.
Before returning to the Pacers one year ago, he spent five seasons with the Houston Rockets organization.
As I reported last week, Dylan DeBusk is changing roles from Pacers head video coordinator to Mad Ants assistant coach.