TAG: Frank Vogel

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 »

NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

5 Biggest Disappointments In The NBA Playoffs So Far

James Harden

The NBA Playoffs will either make or break a team or a player. The postseason provides players and coaches the platform to expose their greatest strengths or the lowest weaknesses on the biggest stage. That is why the playoffs carry an incredible amount of emphasis, which draws in the utmost attention from basketball fans around the globe. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:56 pm

Larry Bird’s Face Sums Up Indiana’s Game 3 Loss

Larry Bird

The Pacers, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and Midas for NBA bloggers as they’ve self-destructed over the last two-plus months, lost Game 3 to the Hawks Thursday night, 98-85. The loss puts them in a 2-1 hole with Game 4 in Atlanta looming on Saturday afternoon. The expression of Pacers president Larry Bird during the game pretty well sums up what’s happened to the team with the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference this year. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Indiana’s Frank Vogel is “Coaching For His Job” In These Playoffs

Paul George, Roy Hibbert, Frank Vogel

The Pacers have gone through a complete metamorphosis since jumping out of the gate to a 40-11 start to the season. They faltered badly down the stretch and barely eked out the No. 1 seed in a ramshackle Eastern Conference. Then they lost Game 1 at home against the sub-.500 Hawks and the fire alarms blared even louder. Now comes word that coach Frank Vogel is “coaching for his job” with anything short of an NBA Finals berth a possible cause for dismissal. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

“PTI” Wins April Fools Day With Frank Vogel – Larry Bird Fake Story

Frank Vogel, Larry Bird, Donnie Walsh

Pardon The Interruption duo Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon won April Fools Day. After an awful attempt by LeBron James and a premature attempt by DeMarcus Cousins, it was nice to see a prank that worked so well a few ESPN staffers were bamboozled. Read More »