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Age / DOB:  (41) / 6/21/1973

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Frank Vogel hinted during a recent interview that he'll continue to tinker with the Pacers' starting lineup until he finds something that works.
"I think they're giving effort," said Vogel regarding his current starters. "I don't think they're in any kind of rhythm and we'll evaluate what needs to happen with that group, either changing the starting lineup or tweaking how we play with that group to get them to play better." Chris Copeland would be a candidate to move back to the bench, as he's been much more effective as a reserve averaging 13.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting compared to his 9.0 points on 33.3 percent shooting as a starter. Stay tuned. Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:41:00 AM

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The Pacers are expected to use a similar rotation on Friday.

Chris Copeland will come off the bench again, but one would think Rodney Stuckey gets more burn tonight.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Head coach Frank Vogel said that his starting lineup will depend on the availability of Rodney Stuckey (foot).

The four guaranteed starters will be Donald Sloan, C.J. Miles, Roy Hibbert, and Luis Scola. Stuckey will start at shooting guard, but if he's unable to go, Chris Copeland or Solomon Hill will draw the start. That means that the Pacers will begin their season with just one actual starter (Hibbert) healthy, and they just can't seem to catch a break. Hibbert will be asked to do a lot, while Sloan, Scola, and Copeland look like they'll have some nice short-term value as the Pacers try to find bodies to play on the basketball court.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 04:37:00 PM

The Pacers signed coach Frank Vogel to a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Details of the deal aren't yet known but it's a major vote of confidence in the Pacers' 41-year-old coach, who has guided his team to a 147-82 record in four seasons. Last year's Eastern Conference Finals appearance isn't likely to be replicated this season with Paul George (leg) injured and Lance Stephenson in Charlotte, but Vogel and team president Larry Bird have vowed to once again aim for a long postseason run.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Frank Vogel confirmed with media Monday that he's been in contract extension talks with the Pacers, and he feels "very good" about remaining with the organization long term.

The Pacers started off last season looking like championship contenders, and then self-destructed in an epic fashion. However, they still managed to make their way to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they eventually lost to the Heat in six games. Vogel will have his work cut out for him after losing Lance Stephenson to free agency and Paul George to catastrophic injury this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see if he how he handles coaching a team severely lacking in star power.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Coach Frank Vogel confirmed he will be back with the Pacers next season.

While the Pacers became the most dysfunctional team in the last three months of the season, Vogel still showed his team has one of the better defense in the NBA. He added that at least his team was able to stay together through "turbulent times."
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 11:33:00 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Pacers coach Frank Vogel is expected to keep his job heading into next season.

Wojo is a pretty reliable source and despite the slumps and team issues, the Pacers still made it to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. However, depending on how things shake out personnel wise, Indiana management may opt to go in a different direction. This story will obviously continue to develop as the off-season rolls along.
Sat, May 31, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Frank Vogel isn't going to tip his hand on his Game 6 lineup before tipoff.

Asked about his potential lineup changes for Thursday's Game 6, Vogel responded with, "We'll see how it looks tonight. I'm not going to show my hand." Vogel had previously said that he was ready to consider all lineup options, so there is a good chance that we see a tweaked starting lineup for the Pacers tonight. We'll update this situation as soon as a lineup is available, but the prevailing opinion is that Roy Hibbert is the most likely candidate to get bumped from the starting lineup with Ian Mahinmi starting in his place.
Thu, May 1, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Frank Vogel said he's ready to consider all lineup options after Monday's Game 5 loss to Atlanta.

The top-seeded Pacers head to Atlanta down 3-2, which makes Thursday's Game 6 a must-win for the Vogel and his slumping team. While Roy Hibbert has taken the majority of the blame, the entire Pacers team looks like a different squad than the one we saw earlier in the season and rumors have circulated that Vogel is coaching for his job. Vogel's most likely lineup change for Game 6 would likely be starting Ian Mahinmi over Roy Hibbert after Hibbert only played just over 12 minutes Monday, but it sounds like anything and everything is on the table at this point.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Pacers' GM Kevin Pritchard tweeted that Larry Bird's sources say that Frank Vogel's job is safe.

This tweet comes as a tongue-in-cheek reply to reports that Vogel may be "coaching for his job" in the first round of the playoffs. The Pacers head to Atlanta tied 1-1 with Game 3 looming on Saturday. Vogel may very well be coaching for his job, but it's obvious that Bird and Pritchard want to grab control of this situation before the media runs wild with it. Well played, Mr. Pritchard.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Pacers coach Frank Vogel may be "coaching for his job" in the first round of the playoffs, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Pacers' organization is understandably concerned about their late-season plummet, though they still secured the first seed in the East and head to Atlanta with their first-round matchup tied 1-1. Lance Stephenson has been grating on his teammates and Roy Hibbert is playing like a shell of himself, and Pacers president Larry Bird suggested in March that it's ultimately Vogel's responsibility to fix things. "We do have to stay the course," he said. "But I also think he's got to start going after guys when they're not doing what they're supposed to do." Vogel has benched players for rest and altered his defensive approach vs. the Hawks, but all eyes remain on the Pacers as they head to Atlanta for Game 3.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Frank Vogel is sick and may not coach the Pacers on Wednesday.

If Vogel isn't able to pace the sidelines, head coaching duties will likely fall to Nate McMillan, with support from Dan Burke and Popeye Jones.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Pacers coach Frank Vogel met with former Knicks and Suns assistant Phil Weber on Wednesday, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Pacers are looking to fill out their staff after Brian Shaw left for Denver and Jim Boylen left San Antonio this summer. Weber is best known as one of Mike D'Antoni's right-hand men, having coach with D'Antoni both in Phoenix and New York.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Frank Vogel said the Pacers' realistic expectation is to win the NBA title next season.

It seems like the next step after the Pacers took the defending champion Heat to seven games in the conference finals. With another year of development for Roy Hibbert, Paul George and George Hill and a potentially healthy Danny Granger, the Pacers should be one of the favorites to come out of the East next season. The key will be to add depth to a bench that was unbelievably inefficient and lacking in skill this season. The Pacers also need to re-sign David West to pair with Hibbert in their frontcourt, which was one of their biggest advantages against Miami.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 02:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington