Pacers coach Frank Vogel on Roy Hibbet: “There’s a possibility that his role will be diminished”

The Indiana Pacers are looking to make some changes this off-season to personnel and the way they play. During the exit interview with the media, head coach Frank Vogel said that he would like to play faster than they did this season.If the organization decides that is the route they are going to go, where does that leave center Roy Hibbert? Vogel was asked about how Hibbert will...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't expect the Pacers to lose any sleep if Roy Hibbert opts out

The Pacers only narrowly missed out on the playoffs after losing Wednesday in their final regular-season game and despite Paul George missing all but six tilts while recovering from leg surgery. Nevertheless, team president Larry Bird, ever the competitor, and coach Frank Vogel won't rest on their laurels and seem determined to find other avenues toward improvement next season.In...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers looking to play smaller, faster next season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Larry Bird wants the Pacers to play more ''small ball'' next season. Two days after being eliminated from the playoff race, Indiana's president of basketball operations outlined a new vision for a team hoping to re-emerge as a title contender. The idea: Play faster, play smaller and score more points. Bird believes the Pacers now have enough players to stretch...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George Injures Left Calf

Paul George had to be carried off the court by teammates midway through the fourth quarter of their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers called the injury a sore left calf. "Nothing serious," Frank Vogel said. "He got kicked pretty strongly in his calf, and it caused a calf strain." George was attended to on the bench before being carried back to the locker room. "I just felt...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George to return on Pacers’ biggest game of season

View image | It’s official. Paul George is coming back, and it’s going to be in the Pacers’ biggest game of the season against the Miami Heat on Sunday night. A little more than 8 months after breaking his leg in horrific fashion, George will return in his new No. 13 uniform for about 10-15 minutes, according to Pacers coach Frank Vogel. The comforting...
Via Pacers Pulse
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Pacers fans said - 4/1

If you want to find a dejected fan base, look no further than Indiana. Pacers fans didn't have many positive things to say about their team and they had pretty much resigned themselves to missing the playoffs if they lost this game, which they did 100-87.Top ThreeIf it weren't for that "Religious Freedom" law, the Pacers would be the biggest embarrassment to the state of Indiana...
Via Celtics Life
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel on loss to Nets: ‘We have to move forward’

Howard Smith-USA TODAY SportsFrank Vogel and the Indiana Pacers went into Brooklyn to face the Nets this evening, and were hoping to come away with a key win that would have given them the tiebreaker in the season series. That could have come up big for them as the season is close to ending, but they unfortunately didn’t get the job done and the Nets now have the tiebreaker instead...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The East’s Race for 8th: Who Has the Edge?

The race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference is the NBA’s most tightly contested postseason race as four teams sit within a game and a half of the No. 8 spot. The race isn’t one that likely will have championship implications as each of the four teams are well below the .500 mark, but it is an intriguing one nonetheless. The Boston Celtics currently hold the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers take a huge step forward towards playoffs

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Indiana Pacers have fallen on tough times since their seven-game winning streak, and actually had lost seven of their last eight games heading into last night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Frank Vogel’s team desperately needed a win over Dallas in order to keep up with the Eastern Conference playoff race. That was exactly what happened...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers still have no timetable for Paul George's return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George's long-awaited return is still on hold. The Pacers say their two-time All-Star will not make his season debut Monday night against Houston -- and that they still have not established a timetable for his return. George has not played since his right leg gruesomely snapped after he ran into a basketball stanchion Aug. 1. George told reporters after Monday...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel on Paul George: ‘There is no timetable for his return’

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports A report from ESPN made it seem that Paul George would be returning for the Indiana Pacers within the next week, but head coach Frank Vogel said other things. He made it clear that George has been practicing, but that there is still no timetable for his return to the Pacers. Frank Vogel in response to Paul George report: “He’s been practicing...
Via Sports-Glory
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers' Paul George still working to get in shape for comeback

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pacers swingman Paul George is not expected to start playing this weekend, but he is getting closer to playing shape. The two-time All-Star had been hoping to return either Saturday against Boston or Monday against Toronto. Coach Frank Vogel says George is not quite ready yet. But Vogel says the delay is not the result of any sort of setback. Indiana's best player...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers' Roy Hibbert to sit out against Knicks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Pacers center Roy Hibbert will not play Wednesday night against New York. Coach Frank Vogel says he's giving the two-time All-Star extra rest during a week in which Indiana plays only one game in four days. Vogel says Hibbert is not injured and should start Friday night. Ian Mahinmi will replace Hibbert with Lavoy Allen moving into the backup role. Indiana (25...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul George remains hopeful to play this season

Indiana Pacers star Paul George is still recovering from the severe leg injury he suffered in July while playing for Team USA, but he provided an update on his status Thursday. Paul George tells the media he has been participating in practice. “Everything except for contact.” — Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) February 5, 2015 George told reporters...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Finally, Pacers break losing streak with win over Magic

I have been…um…busy, which explains the dearth of recent posts. I figured the Pacers were losing every game, so I might as well wait it out until they break the streak before posting again. Little did I know it would take this freaking long. Tonight, the Indiana Pacers overcame a 9-point deficit in the 4th quarter and rode the hot shooting of Damjan Rudez to finally snap their...
Via Pacers Pulse
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets-Pacers Preview

Coach Frank Vogel appreciated Lance Stephenson's enthusiasm and love for the game during his time with the Indiana Pacers. Now Vogel hopes his banged-up team can limit that enjoyment Wednesday night when Stephenson returns to Indianapolis for the first time since leaving for the Charlotte Hornets. Stephenson, a second-round pick by the Pacers in 2010, developed into a starter for...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vogel signs multiyear extension with Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Coach Frank Vogel has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Pacers. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Vogel and his players were not available for comment Wednesday because they were off following Tuesday night's preseason opener against Minnesota. The 41-year-old Vogel was entering the final year of his current deal. He took over as interim...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers head coach Vogel signs multiyear extension

INDIANAPOLIS -- Coach Frank Vogel has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Pacers. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Vogel and his players were not available for comment Wednesday because they were off following Tuesday night's preseason opener against Minnesota. The 41-year-old Vogel was entering the final year of his current deal. He took over as interim...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel Signs Extension With Pacers

Frank Vogel has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Indiana Pacers. Vogel is entering his fourth full season as coach after taking over on an interim basis in January, 2011. The Pacers finished that season 20-18 and reached the NBA Playoffs for the first time in four seasons. In July, 2011, the interim tag was removed and in the three seasons since, the Pacers have reached...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel signs extension with Pacers

The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday that head coach Frank Vogel has signed a multiyear contract extension. Terms of the contact were not released. Vogel, 41, is entering his fourth full season as coach after taking over on an interim basis in January 2011. “We’re very happy to extend Frank’s contract,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “I believe...
Via Sports-Glory
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vogel Sees Absence Of George, Stephenson As Opportunity For Wing Players

Frank Vogel insists he believes the Indiana Pacers will continue to be a competing team despite losing Paul George to injury and Lance Stephenson in free agency. “We’re going to be fine,” Vogel said. “We’ve got more than enough to compete with the best and we’re going to have another great season. Our approach is, we’re going to try to not skip a beat. “Two guys being...
Via RealGM
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert and Valerie Cooke got married (Photos)

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert got married on Saturday to his fiancé Valerie Cooke. Pacers teammate Ian Mahinmi posted the photos on Instagram. “Congrats to the newly married couple,” Mahinmi wrote. Check out some of the wedding photos:
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers need David West to carry them

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports The Indiana Pacers are going to be playing without their two best players from last season, after losing Lance Stephenson in free agency and Paul George to a broken leg. Indiana doesn’t have a great outlook for the coming season, and there simply aren’t enough players that can power them through the loss of George especially. One player that the Pacers...
Via Sports-Glory
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Paul George likely to miss season

Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a lower right leg fracture during the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage at UNLV on Friday and underwent successful surgery later that night. Pacers guard Paul George had a “good surgery. No ancillary damage” but likely out for next season, a source told Yahoo Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 2, 2014 USA...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul George: “We had no locker room issues”

The Indiana Pacers collapsed in a major way down the stretch of the season last year, and many thought that the collapse had something to do with team chemistry and issues in the locker room. Despite all of the beliefs, Pacers’ star Paul George claims that there were no issues in the locker room. It seems hard to believe after hearing players bad mouth each other, and also hearing...
Via Sports-Glory
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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