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Pacers say bye to small ball, welcome back smash-mouth

Well, it looks like the Indiana Pacers small ball experiment is officially over after just half a season. After all that talk from Larry Bird about playing more like Golden State and putting Paul George at the four (which never really happened anyway), coach Frank Vogel has settled on a traditional two-bigs lineup that he intends to stick with the for remainder of the season. The...
Via Pacers Pulse
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacers-Nets Preview

Paul George admits his diminished role in the Indiana Pacers' offense sometimes disrupts his game and causes him to go against his instincts. Coach Frank Vogel would be inclined to give George the ball more often if he'd simply make more of the shots he's getting now. George looks to bounce back from another off night and help the Pacers deal the host Brooklyn Nets a fifth consecutive...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel, American Hero

We've seen so many coaches jack it up before.  Year after year, coaches fail to play their best line-ups the most minutes due to "fit" or "rotations" or "Kevin Garnett decides what the Timberwolves do." But Frank Vogel is quickly becoming my favorite coach.  He kept the Pacers decent last year after a really disheartening second half and playoff exit in 13-14 plus losing Paul...
Via Razzball Basketball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogel believes Pacers could be on verge of a turnaround

Although Indiana has dropped six of seven and is a loss away from falling to .500 for the first time since it was 4-4 on Nov. 9, coach Frank Vogel believes his team is on the verge of a turnaround.The Pacers will to avoid dropping to .500 for the first time in 2 1/2 months when they host the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.The Pacers showed improvement defensively Tuesday after allowing...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How can Pacers stop their slide? Simple: Stop somebody

Coach Frank Vogel is embarrassed that his normally defensive-minded Indiana Pacers have become a collective turnstile during their losing streak.Though it could be missing two of its top defenders, Indiana hopes to tighten things up against one of the NBA's lowest-scoring teams over the past month.In their second meeting in the past week, the visiting Pacers try to avoid their first...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers’ Frank Vogel: ‘When we start defending, we’ll start winning’

Frank Vogel and the Indiana Pacers have lost three straight games following Sunday night’s 129-126 loss against the Denver Nuggets on the road. Not only have they lost three straight, they have also dropped three straight, they have also looked incredibly rough doing so on both ends of the court. As one can easily see from the final score of their game against the Nuggets, the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Relentless ‘Pitbulls’ Overwhelm Pacers As Small Lineup Shines

BOSTON — If anyone could have seen this coming, it was Frank Vogel. When asked Wednesday afternoon about the Boston Celtics’ three-headed defensive unit of Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, the Indiana Pacers head coach referred to the trio as the team’s “pitbulls.” “The defensive pressure that their guards bring to the table is unparalleled,” Vogel said...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Vogel says ailing George 'should be fine' for Mavericks game

Indiana's latest win came with Paul George playing limited minutes, and more immediate success might require the Pacers to do some of the same.George is expected to play through an upper respiratory infection in Wednesday night's visit from Dallas, but the Mavericks weren't even able to handle the Pacers entirely without George last season when the emerging Monta Ellis was on their...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul George concerned about playing power forward

Coach Frank Vogel of the Indiana Pacers recently announced his intentions of having two-time NBA All-Star Paul George switch from small forward to playing down low as the team's starting power forward for the upcoming NBA season. "An idea on paper is to have a starting lineup of George Hill, Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles, Paul George, and Ian Mahinmi," Vogel stated. Although there...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: Should they have fired Frank Vogel?

The day after they were eliminated from the playoffs Saturday night, the Indiana Pacers announced that they were keeping Frank Vogel as the team’s head coach. Questions of whether or not Vogel’s job was safe have risen due to the team’s lackluster finish to the regular season and less than stellar showing in the playoffs, but the team put an end to any such speculation. Now...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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