HoopsHype Frank Vogel rumors

March 31, 2014 Updates

Vogel admitted postgame that frustration is mounting throughout the locker room as the Pacers' offensive efficiency has dipped way down and many individuals are out of rhythm. The Pacers have now dropped four of their last five games and five straight away from Indy. What they are going through is much greater than simply a late-season lull. They’re battling problems that have been going on since before the All-Star break, but have grown more concerning in March. On a positive note, they have just one more game left in the month — and that’s tomorrow night at home against the San Antonio Spurs, who have won 17 straight games. NBA.com

March 30, 2014 Updates

“I don't know. Obviously we would've fixed it by now if it was something simpler. I thought we took a step, in terms of sharing the ball.” – Frank Vogel on what seems to be the problem “We’re playing against ourselves right now. It’s a level of play that we’re trying to reach that we’re not close to where we need to be.” – Frank Vogel “We’re all frustrated. … We just got to win the next game. That’s our only mindset.” – Frank Vogel NBA.com

March 27, 2014 Updates

"I hope it's a turning point," Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. Vogel was disappointed in Stephenson's actions on Wednesday, but he said after Thursday's practice he's been pleased with his response since. "I think he's very, very contrite," Vogel said. "He understands his importance to our team and felt very badly about letting his teammates down." Indianapolis Star

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Ian Mahinmi is currently the backup for Roy Hibbert, but Bynum will overtake that role if all goes according to plan. Vogel made it clear that Bynum will have to fit into what the Pacers try to do instead of the other way around. “We've got a plan and a scheme on both ends of the court with Roy Hibbert that fits his style of play,” Vogel said. "Once he gets healthy and in great condition, I think the transition is going to be fairly seamless. He’s going to fit in and we’ll use him the same way we use Roy.” RealGM

February 1, 2014 Updates

Bynum flew to Indianapolis from Cleveland on Friday and had dinner with Pacers officials that evening, including Bird and coach Frank Vogel. Asked the primary impression Bynum made at the gathering, Vogel said “overall enthusiasm.” “He knows this is the right place for him,” Vogel said. “We believe we're the right place for him, also. He expressed that he wants to fit in, which is the word we like to hear around here with our team-first mentality.” NBA.com

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

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