Jul 6, 2011
Pacers To Promote Frank Vogel To Head Coach Today

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – The Indiana Pacers are set to announce that Frank Vogel will officially remove the interim tag on his title and become the team’s permanent replacement for Jim O’Brien.

Two league sources, plus an advisory sent out by the team announcing that Pacers president Larry Bird and Vogel would meet with the assembled media Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. ET, confirmed what has been the worst kept secret it Indiana basketball since the Pacers’ playoff run ended.

Vogel helped guide the Pacers to their first postseason appearance since 2006, guiding them to a 20-18 record to finish the regular season. The Pacers were eliminated by Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Chicago in the first round, but put up a fight from start to finish against the favored Bulls.

One of the major factors working in Vogel’s favor, per one of those sources, is that he was able to recruit former Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw to join him as the new lead assistant for the Pacers. Shaw, a candidate for several head coaching positions around the league the past two seasons, brings a championship pedigree, as both a player and coach, with him to Indianapolis. Shaw interviewed for the Pacers job in 2007 before O’Brien was hired.

Vogel’s hiring leaves just two other coaching situations unsettled. Kurt Rambis still has not been told of his fate in Minnesota and the Detroit Pistons’ search for John Kuester‘s replacement is ongoing.

Pacers To Promote Frank Vogel To Head Coach Today

NBA.com, Sekou Smith

http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2011/07/05/pacers-set-to-announce-vogel-as-coach/

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – The Indiana Pacers are set to announce that Frank Vogel will officially remove the interim tag on his title and become the team’s permanent replacement for Jim O’Brien .

Two league sources, plus an advisory sent out by the team announcing that Pacers president Larry Bird and Vogel would meet with the assembled media Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. ET, confirmed what has been the worst kept secret it Indiana basketball since the Pacers’ playoff run ended.

Vogel helped guide the Pacers to their first postseason appearance since 2006, guiding them to a 20-18 record to finish the regular season. The Pacers were eliminated by Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Chicago in the first round, but put up a fight from start to finish against the favored Bulls.

One of the major factors working in Vogel’s favor, per one of those sources, is that he was able to recruit former Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw to join him as the new lead assistant for the Pacers. Shaw, a candidate for several head coaching positions around the league the past two seasons, brings a championship pedigree, as both a player and coach, with him to Indianapolis. Shaw interviewed for the Pacers job in 2007 before O’Brien was hired.

Vogel’s hiring leaves just two other coaching situations unsettled. Kurt Rambis still has not been told of his fate in Minnesota and the Detroit Pistons’ search for John Kuester ‘s replacement is ongoing.






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