Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/9/13
After being hired as the interim for Jim O'Brien in the 2010-11 season, Vogel led the Pacers to consecutive playoff appearances with a loss in the Eastern Conference semifinals last year. They've gotten off to a quick start in 2012-13. After a loss at Madison Square Garden on November 18th against the Knicks in which the Pacers only scored 76 points, the Pacers were 4-7 on the young season and looked to be sorely missing their best player, Danny Granger, who is projected to be out a few months due to a knee procedure. Then, they turned it around almost immediately, winning four of their next five to get back to .500 and would eventually work themselves up to 22-14, where they are now after defeating the Heat on Tuesday. As with what usually happens, attention turned to the coach, Frank Vogel, who was able to miraculously coax a winning start out of a team that was shaken up a lot this offseason and forced to deal with injury and inconsistency from one of its best players...
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