Tag Archives: Frank Vogel

Top 10 ways the Indiana Pacers may have become a championship contender this offseason
July 19, 2016

The Indiana Pacers are better today than they were one month ago. That is team president Larry Bird’s job, and on paper he’s improved the Pacers through two trades, (a third trade was executed, but facilitated a salary dump for the Dallas Mavericks), two free agent signings, and the replacement of his coach. The only potential issue is […]

Top 10 reasons to be very optimistic about the Pacers in 2016-2017
July 11, 2016

The Indiana Pacers have enjoyed an offseason of under the radar activity that improved the team marginally with every stroke. Kevin Durant generated headlines by leaving Oklahoma City for Golden State, but the Pacers have built a team better suited to playing winning basketball compared to last year’s version.  In fact, they might emerge from […]

Top 10 reasons to like move hiring Nate McMillan as Indiana Pacers coach
May 17, 2016

The reason I go to press conferences is to learn something I can’t when reading a transcript, and yesterday I learned something about Larry Bird’s decision to replace Frank Vogel with Nate McMillan. Vogel is no longer the coach of the Pacers because in Bird’s opinion players were not held accountable for their behavior during practice. I’m […]

Top eight reasons to shrug as Nate McMillan is hired as new Indiana Pacers coach
May 16, 2016

Meet the new boss – same as the old boss. Nate McMillan will become the next head coach of the Indiana Pacers as soon as the mundane dickering over terms and the insertion of the ubiquitous force majure clause is inserted in the contract. For a franchise that required change, according to team president Larry […]

Top 10 reasons Larry Bird may have made a huge mistake in firing Frank Vogel
May 11, 2016

I like Frank Vogel.  You do too. He’s a really good guy and coach who never put his self-interest ahead of the Indiana Pacers. That doesn’t mean he is the absolute best candidate to lead the Pacers in 2016-2017 and beyond, but it doesn’t mean he isn’t either. There is a chance that Bird hires […]

Top 10 candidates to replace Frank Vogel as the Indiana Pacers coach
May 6, 2016

With Frank Vogel out, the Pacers are looking for a new coach. Pacers president Larry Bird has been insistent that his team push the ball, shoot threes, and score more points.  Vogel didn’t get that done to Bird’s satisfaction, so the search is on for someone who will. Few other hints were offered yesterday as […]