What came out of nowhere earlier in the week, by Thursday morning, had become expected by the time Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird approached the podium in Indianapolis.
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Pacers coach Frank Vogel, the team’s head coach since the 2010-11 season, is out. The move technically is not a firing, as Bird was quick to let the assembled media know:
Vogel led the Pacers to a 45-37 record in 2016, a playoff berth after a (mostly Paul George-less) season spent missing the postseason the year before, and he assembled a 250-181 record in his time with the Pacers. The Indiana gig was his first shot as an NBA head coach after eight years spent as an assistant. Vogel’s first NBA job saw him act as video coordinator for the Boston Celtics under former fellow Kentucky Wildcat RickRead More »from Frank Vogel is out, and the Indiana Pacers are gone till November