TAG: Frank Vogel

Latest News / Oct 20, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Watch Paul George Shooting Three-Pointers (Video)

Paul George

Today, Paul George was on the court following a Pacers practice and he was getting some shots up. Not just any shots, but some three-pointers above the break and from the corner. Vigilant Sports’ Scott Agness captured some video of the casual shooting session, so lets check it out. Read More »

instagram, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 21, 2014 / 1:15 pm

George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilarious Caption

Indiana Pacers (photo. Paul George Instagram)

This hasn’t exactly been an offseason to remember for the Indiana Pacers. They saw former team leader Danny Granger sign with an archrival, key young playmaker Lance Stephenson depart in free agency, and superstar Paul George suffer a devastating injury that left the entire league shaken. If any team is entitled to fun as training camp looms on September 30, it’s definitely the Pacers. And from the looks of things, they definitely had some this weekend at Roy Hibbert’s wedding. Read More »

NBA / Sep 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: C.J. Watson Talks Paul George, Pacers, And His New Role This Season

C.J. Watson

The Indiana Pacers’ prospects for the 2014-2015 season took a drastic turn in early August when superstar wing Paul George was lost for the year due to a broken leg. Combining George’s absence with the free agency departure of Lance Stephenson leaves the Pacers without their two top playmakers, making offense even more difficult for a team that labored as much as any on that end down the stretch of 2013-2014.

Of those players expected to pick up the scoring slack is guard C.J. Watson, who shored up one of his team’s biggest weaknesses last season by providing consistent two-way play off the bench. Watson took time from his busy offseason schedule recently to talk with Dime, and painted a measured, realistic picture of Indy’s adjusted place among the league hierarchy in 2014-2015. And if the Pacers defy expectations and emerge as legitimate threats in the Eastern Conference, you can bet an ultra-aggressive Watson will be helping to lead the charge. Considering Watson’s rare, winding, and unlikely path to such a rock solid career, we certainly wouldn’t be shocked if that ultimately proves the case. Read More »

NBA / Aug 22, 2014 / 11:15 am

Frank Vogel On George Hill: “Best Summer I’ve Ever Seen Him Have”

Steve Mitchell/ USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a less than ideal offseason for the Indiana Pacers. After consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances, Lance Stephenson left for Charlotte in free agency, and Paul George suffered a season-ending injury while playing for Team USA. Add to the fact that the other centerpiece of the team, Roy Hibbert, struggled mightily in the second half of last season, and there are a lot of question marks in Indiana. But fans of the team might find comfort in knowing that George Hill has been having a great summer. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

Bird & Vogel Want Lance Stephenson Back

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird

Pacers general manager and greatest small forward of all time (at least through next week) Larry Bird held court with reporters yesterday after exit interviews with the team and opened up about Frank Vogel and most of the Pacers roster, which he wants to keep together. The biggest obstacle is re-signing Lance Stephenson, an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Bird and Vogel want to keep him even with all the headaches in the Conference Finals. Read More »

Video / May 31, 2014 / 2:18 pm

Frank Vogel Calls LeBron James “The Michael Jordan Of Our Era”

Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Following Game 6’s 25-point, six-assist, four-rebound performance in 31 hyperkinetic minutes by LeBron James — who was hellbent on rebounding from his foul-plagued Game 5 — in an overwhelming 117-92 Heat win Friday night, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was emotional at the lectern. He spoke to assembled reporters about the disappointing end of Indiana’s season, and their third consecutive loss to the Miami Heat. Then he compared James and the Heat to Michael Jordan and the Bulls teams who conquered every challenger in the 1990s. Read More »

Smack / May 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Larry Bird Upset At Lance Blowing In LeBron’s Ear

LeBron James, Lance Stephenson

The moment Lance Stephenson blew in LeBron James‘ ear for a national television audience to see, the Internet was buzzing, and a hysterical meme ensued. But for Pacers GM Larry Bird, and coach Frank Vogel, it wasn’t funny at all. Read More »

Smack / May 27, 2014 / 10:30 am

Roy Hibbert Blames Frank Vogel’s Game Plan For His Scoreless Game 4

Roy Hibbert

For the fourth time in the 2014 NBA Playoffs and the sixth time over his last 21 games, Pacers big man Roy Hibbert put up a bagel in the scoring column. The runner-up for the 2014 DPOY was 0-for-4 with zero points during Indiana’s Game 4 loss, but blamed coach Frank Vogel‘s game plan more than his own play for another scoreless night. Read More »

NBA / May 27, 2014 / 1:47 am

Frank Vogel’s 3-Point Defense On Shane Battier

Frank Vogel

Early In the first quarter on Memorial Day, the Heat finally got off to a hot start. It was primarily Chris Bosh‘s 10 first-quarter points, but Shane Battier — who has spent most of the series getting rammed by David West‘s shoulder — got in on the action. Battier got an open corner three-pointer, but had to contend with some unusual Frank Vogel defense. Read More »

NBA / May 1, 2014 / 11:30 am

If Pacers Lose Tonight, Head Coach Frank Vogel Should Be Fired

Frank Vogel

The Indiana Pacers are on the brink of elimination. Who ever thought those words would be written on May 1? The Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed is getting beaten up and kicked to the ground by the Atlanta Hawks, the squad that finished 38-44 to end the season and squeaked by the lowly New York Knicks to just barely reach the playoffs. Read More »