George Irvine will serve as interim head coach of the winless Indiana Pacers while the team searches for a permanent replacement, club president Donnie Walsh announced.

Irvine was to assume the reigns of the 0-9 Pacers from Mel Daniels and David Twardzik, who had acted as co-interim coaches since Jack Ramsay resigned last Thursday. Daniels and Twardzik will resume their former duties as assistant coaches, the club said.