Frank Vogel and Terry Stotts have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, the league announced on Monday.
Vogel guided the Indiana Pacers to a 15-1 record in November, the best mark in the NBA.
Stotts' Portland Trail Blazers went 13-3 in November, establishing themselves as a top team in the West.
Indiana coach Frank Vogel found out shortly before tip-off that Philadelphia would be playing without some of its key players.
''It's tough to play a game when you find out at the last minute that three or four of their top guys are out,'' Vogel said. ''You've got to give the Sixers credit, they played a strong basketball game.''
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11 days ago
BOSTON — Frank Vogel is used to being mistaken for Brad Stevens around the Hoosier state. In Indiana, being the coach of the Pacers often puts Vogel as low as sixth in the pecking order in the basketball-crazed state, behind the coaches at IU, Purdue, Notre Dame, Butler and Valparaiso or Indiana State, depending on the season.
Even Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis...
While dining at Abe & Louie's in the Back Bay on Thursday (the night before his Pacers were set to play the Celtics at the Garden), Indiana's coach Frank Vogel apparently had a rather awkward case of mis-identity with both a fellow restaurant patron, and his waiter. From ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg:"You the new coach?" the man asked. Vogel nodded, but...
Boston Celtics fans are just getting to know Brad Stevens, but it seems some could stand to do a Google image search of the new head coach.
The Indiana Pacers handily beat the Celtics on Friday night, and during his team’s visit, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel stopped in a Boston restaurant to grab some food. It was there that Vogel got some attention — being confused for Stevens...
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Olynyk met with reporters after the game, and when asked about the injury, he offered, “Sprained it, I guess. I don’t know if I stepped on his foot or something, but I just sprained it.”
Will he play on...
BOSTON – Frank Vogel probably looks exactly like what Brad Stevens will look like in five years, so it's only fitting that he was mistaken for Stevens by his waiter in Boston Friday.
After a very difficult three game road swing the Boston Celtics return to TD Garden tonight to face the number one team record wise (10-1) in the Eastern Conference, The Indiana Pacers.The Pacers are coming off a hard earned win in New York Wednesday after Paul George coolly hit three free throws late in regulation capping off a twelve point fourth quarter to send the game to overtime...
Everyone expected the Indiana Pacers to emerge as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season. However, even the most optimistic fan of the team couldn’t imagine such a magical start in the 2013-2014 campaign. 10 games into the season, the Pacers have only lost once, from the Chicago Bulls and they are still playing without their former best player, Danny Granger...
A double-digit winnning streak to start the season wasn't in the cards for the Indiana Pacers.
Indiana still has a shot at becoming the first NBA team to reach 10 victories and will try for a second time Wednesday night in New York.
"Our guys are dialed into a New York opponent that's playing a unique style of basketball, a unique style of small ball," Pacers...
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15 days ago
The Chicago Bulls not only ended the Indiana Pacers' 9-game winning streak to start the regular season, they did it in emphatic style. The final score of 110-94 actually made the game looks closer than it actually was, as the Bulls led by 11 by the end of the first, 25 at the half and more than 30 before the game was over. It was also the first time this season the Pacers allowed...
Things have gone so well for the Indiana Pacers this season that the toughest question coach Frank Vogel hears these days is why he didn’t leave Roy Hibbert in long enough to get a triple-double Friday night.
Such was the state of things around Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Pacers became the first team since the 2002-03 Dallas Mavericks to start a season 9-0 by rolling to...
When Paul George looked up at the scoreboard Monday night and realized Lance Stephenson was closing in on a triple-double, he got right to work.
As George went on another scoring binge to help the Pacers pull away from Memphis, he wanted Stephenson to share the spotlight. So George quickly made a 20-foot jumper with 10:56 left in the game, giving Stephenson his 10th assist, then...
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21 days ago
Unbeaten Indiana could soon be getting a boost from Danny Granger.
The injured 6-foot-9 swingman is expected to work out Tuesday and could return to practice as early as Wednesday, coach Frank Vogel said before Monday night's game against Memphis.
Granger, a former All-Star, has yet to play in a game this season because of a strained left calf, and Vogel was cautious about...
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23 days ago
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The Indiana Pacers are off to a franchise best 7-0 start as they compete with the Memphis Grizzlies (3-3) on their home floor.
“I really don’t get too caught up in the historical value of it, other than we’re ahead of the race,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “We’re trying to get the (No.) 1 seed to put ourselves in the position come playoff time...
The noise keeps getting louder, the adulation grows deeper and the Indiana Pacers just can’t fill the role as the scrappy little guys anymore.
Now, there are no blinders big enough for this new spotlight. Not after the Pacers gutted out a 96-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night and earned their seventh straight victory. With the win, the Pacers (7-0) secured the best...
Indiana point guard George Hill will miss the Pacers' game Wednesday night against Chicago because of a left hip injury.
Hill has missed the last three games with the injury. About 90 minutes before tip-off, Indiana coach Frank Vogel said Hill was feeling better but not well enough to play against Derrick Rose and the Bulls.
Hill will be replaced in the lineup by C.J. Watson...
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28 days ago
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel had plenty of praise for Paul George and Lance Stephenson after Saturday night's 89-74 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Then he went a big leap further about Stephenson.
"Paul George and Lance Stephenson are guys who easily drove the ship tonight," Vogel said of the players who combined for 43 points for the unbeaten Pacers.
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November 02, 2013
As the Pacers tipped off their season on Tuesday night, Coach Frank Vogel was happy with his healthy, sixth-year point guard George Hill. Then on Wednesday night, against the New Orleans Pelicans, Hill left the court in the third quarter to be evaluated in the locker room. He would later return in the fourth quarter to play the final 12 minutes and put up a three point shot to help...
23 points. That is how close last year’s Pacers were to making their first NBA Finals appearance since 2000. That’s how close Frank Vogel, Paul George and company were to shocking the world and upsetting the defending champion Miami Heat. Can this year’s team do what last year’s couldn’t and win the franchise’s first NBA […]
The Indiana Pacers have continually improved under Frank Vogel, advancing deeper into the playoffs each season. After adding more depth, they're focused on taking another step forward - which they hope leads to the top of the Eastern Conference.
Hosting the lowly Orlando Magic, who appear set for another rebuilding season, may help them get off to a quick start in Tuesday night...
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October 28, 2013
The Indiana Pacers appear to be starting this season the same way they ended last season, without the services of Danny Granger.
Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com reported that coach Frank Vogel reported to the Indianapolis Star that he was not optimistic about Granger returning for the season opener.
“Pacers coach Frank Vogel said after practice on Thursday the strained calf suffered...
Danny Granger had a setback with his calf injury and is not expected to be healthy for the Indiana Pacers at the start of the regular season.
"We're not expecting Danny to be ready for the start of the regular season," Frank Vogel told reporters on Thursday. "His calf strain is a little bit worse than [doctors] originally thought. There's a chance he could...
Larry Bird watched the Pacers from a fan's perspective last season.
He liked the starting lineup, he grimaced over the turnovers and he knew that the Pacers would have to improve their bench to contend for a title.
So when Bird returned to his old perch, as the team's president of basketball operations, he went right to work - re-signing David West, bringing in three free...
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October 22, 2013
The Pacers won a preseason game Saturday night 102-79.
NO “BRILLIANCE” WHEN OFFENSE LOOKS DULL
Before each game Pacers coach Frank Vogel scribbles reminders for the game on a dry-erase board inside the team locker room. Leading all offensive goals Vogel wrote “Build on passing brilliance.”
The Pacers listened and shared the ball — the team assisted on 77 percent of their...