College - Portland State

Dan Burke begins his 16th year in professional basketball and his eighth season with the Pacers. This season marks the second on the bench and an increase in duties for Burke as an assistant coach. The previous six seasons, Burke 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. The 45-year-old (4/3/59) has a strong reputation in the area of opponent preparation. In his 16 years, he has been fortunate to learn from a variety of successful coaches. He spent three seasons working on Larry Birdís staff and has worked five seasons under Rick Adelman and three seasons under both Isiah Thomas and P.J. Carlesimo. This will be his 8th season working alongside Rick Carlisle.

Born in Lynwood, Calif., Burke calls Sherwood, Ore., home. He graduated from Portland State with a BS in history and in social science. He enjoys time with his family, various outdoor activities, fishing, and reading. Burke is married to Peggy and they have two daughters, Melissa and Lindsey.