Bill Bayno is in his third season with the Pacers with a long coaching career at all levels in his background.
The 56-year-old (5/18/62) Bayno is no stranger to head coach Nate McMillan, having been an assistant to McMillan
two different times when he was the head coach at Portland. After that, Bayno was an assistant with the Minnesota
Timberwolves and the Toronto Raptors. He has been the director for the Adidas Nations Camp in Long Beach, Cal.,
and the Adidas Euro Camp in Treviso, Italy, since 2011.
Originally from Goshen, NY, Bayno played collegiately at UMass for two seasons before transferring to Sacred Heart
where he was a Division II All-American.
From there, he worked in the college ranks at Seton Hall, Kansas, Baptist College, UMass and UNLV (where he was
head coach from 1995-2000 and is the third-winningest coach in school history). At UNLV, the Rebels reached the
NCAA tournament twice and the NIT tourney twice in Bayno’s five years. In 2000, UNLV won the Mountain West
Conference regular season and tournament championships and Bayno was co-coach of the year.
After UNLV, Bayno coached professionally in two pro basketball minor leagues (ABA, CBA), in the Philippine Basketball
Association and in Puerto Rico before joining McMillan’s staff in 2005. In 2008-09, he returned to the college ranks
as head coach at Loyola Marymount, then re-joined McMillan in Portland in 2009.
Dan Burke is in his 30th year in professional basketball and his 21st season with the Pacers, currently making him
the longest tenured assistant coach with the same team in the NBA. During his first eight seasons with the Pacers
the 59-year-old (4/3/59) had served as assistant coach and scouting director.
Prior to joining the Pacers, Burke spent eight years with the Portland Trail Blazers (1989-1997) as video coordinator
and scout. At one point during his NBA career, Burke was fortunate enough to be with teams that made the NBA
playoffs for 17 straight years. While in Portland the Trail Blazers competed in two NBA Finals (1990 and 1992) and
three consecutive Western Conference finals.
With Indiana, Burke enjoyed being part of teams that advanced to five Eastern Conference Finals and an appearance
in the 2000 NBA Finals. Burke has been fortunate to work with a variety of coaches including Larry Bird, Rick Carlisle,
Rick Adelman, Mike Brown, PJ Carlesimo, Isiah Thomas, Jim O’Brien, Frank Vogel and Nate McMillan.
Born in Lynwood, Calif., Burke calls Sherwood, Ore., home. He graduated from Portland State with a bachelor’s degree
in history and in social science. He enjoys time with his family, various outdoor activities, fishing, traveling, &
Burke is married to Peggy and they have two daughters, Melissa and Lindsey.
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