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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 »

NBA / Jan 17, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The Top 10 NBA Coach Of The Year Candidates

Frank Vogel

Many NBA pundits are quick to tell you it’s a player’s league, and in many respects that’s true. Without a game-changing talent like LeBron James or Kevin Durant, it’s hard to compete with the league’s upper echelon.

Ignoring the impact of a good coach would be foolish, however, as we see from year to year the impact that an upgrade on the bench can bring to a team. Unless your team is one of the top seeds, coaches usually receive too much blame for failure and not enough credit in periods of success. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Dec 11, 2013 / 10:30 am

Sore Paul George Plays H-O-R-S-E With Justin Timberlake After Pacers Win

Paul George, Justin Timberlake

After the Indiana Pacers came back in the second half to defeat the visiting Miami Heat on Tuesday night, you’d think they’d want to rest and recover from a game that came close to matching the hype and verve of a playoff contest. Instead, Paul George decided to play Justin Timberlake in a game of H-O-R-S-E while gingerly moving around the court in sandals. Read More »

NBA / Oct 25, 2013 / 3:45 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Indiana Pacers

Paul George, Danny Granger

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Pacers team that significantly improved their bench. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:30 pm

The Top 15 Coaches In The NBA Right Now

Gregg Popovich

There is a wide belief among sports fans that basketball would be the easiest sport to coach as a player. The assumption that a player could play major minutes on a professional basketball team while playing productively and controlling the ego of million dollar players does not seem like an easy thing for a person to do. This becomes incredibly important when you remember the amount of video that coaches watch to reinvigorate stagnant offenses and to keep defenses strengthened. Read More »

NBA / Aug 29, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The Top 5 Coaches In the NBA Without A Ring

Phil Jackson

In today’s NBA, we cherish those coaches who win. Not only that, but coaches who win the Big One: a Gregg Popovich, a Phil Jackson, an Erik Spoelstra. If a coach is ring-less, they’re somehow lacking something — usually unquantifiable. So we thought it only fair to bring you five current NBA coaches (sorry George), without a — capital T — Title on their coaching resume, but who fans should be happy to see patrolling their team’s sideline. Read More »