Former Cat Walter McCarty officially hired as assistant for Indiana Pacers

Coach Jim O’Brien announced Thursday the hiring of as an assistant coach.  The 36-year-old McCarty, a native of Evansville, Ind., comes to the Pacers from the University of where he was an assistant for Coach Rick Pitino. McCarty played collegiately at the University of where he was part of the Wildcats’ championship team in 1996. A first-round draft pick of the New York Knicks (19th overall) in 1996, McCarty played for the Knicks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers before retiring after 10 seasons in the NBA.

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