TAG: Frank Vogel

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 »

Latest News, NBA / May 23, 2013 / 10:10 am

Roy Hibbert: I Will Never Sit Quietly in a Big Moment Ever Again

Roy Hibbert

Since the second the final buzzer sounded on the Heat/Pacers game last night, debate has been raging over whether or not Frank Vogel cost his team the game by keeping Roy Hibbert on the bench on the final possession. Without Hibbert on the floor, LeBron James had a clear lane to the hoop and the win.

Could Roy have stopped LeBron’s drive (or at least fouled him)? Debatable. After the game, Roy swore he’d never sit idly by ever again. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / May 23, 2013 / 12:30 am

LeBron James’ Buzzer-Beater Overtime Layup to Win Game 1; Nobody Understands What Frank Vogel Was Thinking

lebron james game-winner

Oh man … if the Indiana Pacers go on to lose this series against the Miami Heat, Pacers coach Frank Vogel is A) Going to be raked over the coals in the media for sitting Roy Hibbert on two crucial plays in overtime and B) Will forever be haunted by what could have been.

The criticism is fair. With his team up one with 2.2 seconds left in overtime, Vogel sat Hibbert – his best shot blocker and a presence that kept the Heat out of the lane for the majority of the game – in favor of a Tyler Hansbrough/Sam Young combo. His team paid dearly. Read More »

NBA / Jan 11, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Incredible Defense Has Turned Indiana’s Season Around

Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers only scored 81 points last night, but they still managed to beat the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks by five. The Pacers are ugly to watch, and their highest-paid player is a seven-footer that’s shooting less than 40 percent from the floor, while averaging just 9.6 points per game. They can’t score, and their bench is awful. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 4, 2013 / 11:30 am

Coach Says Paul George & David West Are Playing Like All-Stars

Paul George

A few weeks into the season, they were perhaps the NBA’s most disappointing team. Now Indiana is sitting at No. 4 in the East, 19-13 on the year after winning eight of their last 10 games. Roy Hibbert is still struggling on the offensive end, shooting only 40 percent and averaging just 2.2 free throw attempts a game. But David West is dropping in his customary 17 and eight, and Paul George is unlocking new “attachments” in his game every night, stepping up his averages to 16.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Read More »

Video / Jun 21, 2012 / 2:45 pm

Video: Indiana Pacers Head Coach Spins Basketball On Toothbrush

Frank Vogel

Indiana Pacers head coach, Frank Vogel, is known to be a young, hardworking coach that has motivated his team to get better each season he has been there. Thanks to Dan Devine over at Yahoo! Sports’ Ball Don’t Lie, we now know that as a 13-year-old, Vogel appeared on the David Letterman Show for their “Stupid Human Tricks” segment where he spun a basketball on a toothbrush while brushing his teeth! Sounds too good to be true? Here’s the video evidence. Read More »