HoopsHype Frank Vogel rumors

January 28, 2014 Updates

Pacers coach Frank Vogel has come a long way since his days in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. And now after a special ceremony, his name will forever be on the walls of his high school. Monday night, Wildwood High School raised a banner with his name, sports, and retired basketball number (22) during a halftime ceremony. With the Pacers in Los Angeles, Vogel could not attend. Back in September, Vogel, 40, visited his alma mater and was presented with the banner. The 1991 graduate also donated $5,000 to the school’s scholarship fund, according to the Press of Atlantic City. “This is very humbling,” Vogel said at the time. Pacers.com

January 26, 2014 Updates

Looking for work after seven seasons as an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers, Shaw was preparing for an audition as an analyst with ESPN in 2011 when Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel invited him to Indianapolis for an informal interview. “You’re not an analyst,” Vogel told Shaw. “You’re a basketball coach.” During their visit, Vogel touted everything from the area school systems to the championship potential in the Indiana locker room. Needless to say, Shaw never boarded his flight to Connecticut. “He talked me into it,” Shaw recalled Saturday before the Nuggets faced Vogel and the Pacers. “We both could help each other out in that situation. Everything worked out well.” NBA.com

By bringing Shaw to Indiana, it was an opportunity to repay a debt from six years earlier when Vogel was looking for an opportunity after the Philadelphia 76ers made changes to their coaching staff. Shaw was with the Lakers when he got a call from longtime friend Lester Conner, who was an assistant with Vogel in Philadelphia. Conner asked Shaw if the Lakers could use Vogel as an advance scout on the East Coast. “Sight unseen, just off of Lester’s word, I went to (Lakers general manager) Mitch Kupchak and (coach) Phil Jackson and said, ‘Can we think about hiring this guy?’ For $200 a game, he scouted all our East Coast opponents. That kept him involved, kept his name out there and so he always reminds me, ‘You threw me a lifeline and I threw you one.’ It worked out well.” NBA.com

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Stephenson's development has been fantastic. Pacers President Larry Bird gets credit for taking a chance on him with the 40th overall pick in the 2010 draft, and Pacers coach Frank Vogel deserves credit for helping him become a valuable player. He has turned into a fan favorite in Indiana. "He entertains. He plays solid basketball with a little flair, a little pizazz," Vogel said. "But it's winning basketball. These fans love a winner, but they love to be entertained. It's a special relationship. It's really a bond. They've really embraced him." USA Today Sports

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Vogel looked at me like I was crazy. That play was the whole point of the Pacers' season. Losing two in a row wasn't just poor form. It was a refutation of everything they wanted to stand for as a team. "We really feel like every night we're playing for a championship," Vogel said. "A lot of teams can't say that about their regular-season nights. There's a lot of ‘Just Another Night's' in the NBA. But not with our team." SB Nation

January 2, 2014 Updates

“I don’t think (the process) is ever complete with any staff,” Frank Vogel, who’s in his third full season as Pacers head coach, said recently. “I think you’re always evolving because your system is always evolving. I think it’s definitely where I want it to be. I think these guys have really picked up everything we’re doing on both ends of the court, and relationships have been solid, in terms of what Popeye and Nate have been able to do in working with these guys individually, counseling these guys individually on the court and in individual film sessions. I think that’s going as good as can be asked.” Pacers.com

“I think Nate and Popeye have both spent a lot of time with Lance [Stephenson],” Vogel noted specifically. “Nate has also spent a lot of time with Paul George. Both of those guys are very experienced and have come in and been sharp right from the start. They’re doing great jobs, as well as Dan Burke, obviously. The staff cohesion is as good as it’s been in the last couple of years.” Pacers.com

December 23, 2013 Updates

Stephenson, who was great throughout the game, especially as a playmaker, celebrated in a similar fashion after reaching his triple-double. “Of course,” Green replied when asked if that upset him. “That’s not basketball. He made great plays, but at the end of the day, make a great play and get back at the other end. But it is what it is. We’ll see them again.” Stephenson said he figured he will hear from head coach Frank Vogel about the celebrations. Booth Newspapers

December 19, 2013 Updates

“I don’t think of (Granger and George) as both being (small forwards),” Vogel said. “In our system, it’s guards, bigs and wings. They’re both wings. They certainly can play together. We’ve got a great culture for here. Everyone pulls for each other, whether it’s within the game or someone like Danny that has worked really hard to get back on the basketball court. Everyone is just pulling for each other.” Indianapolis Star

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Vogel, who was working his way down the post-game spread, didn't take his eyes off the meatballs to offer this: "I was texting my goodbyes," he said. Hibbert continued: "I was sleeping then all of a sudden it just started rumbling for like 10 seconds straight. The rookie grabbed me on my leg –" "Yo! What's going on over there," Solomon Hill responded when he heard his name being besmirched. Indianapolis Star

December 2, 2013 Updates

“When this opportunity was brought to my attention, I never imagined that I would be working in Indiana with Frank,” McMillan said. “A lot of what they do, I believe in. They are a team that believes that defense is the No. 1 priority and team chemistry. They’ve built a solid foundation and I thought it was a good fit. Me and Frank share the same agent so it was a natural fit.” CSNNW.com

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