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Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (42) / 6/21/1973

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Coach Frank Vogel said asking the team to make changes on pace and space is on "another level."
Fittingly, the Pacers' pace was probably the biggest topic for those concerned with team tempos. The Pacers are ending their practices with a full-court layup drill where they need to make 82 layups in two minutes or 41 in one minute. They are also focusing on space a lot. We're expecting them to be in the top 10 for pace this season. Oct 1 - 11:52 PM

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Frank Vogel said the Pacers are committed to being a prolific offensive team.

After focusing on being more of a controlled offense for the last several year, Vogel shed light on the Pacers plans. "There’s been a push by all of us to try to become a more prolific offensive team," the Pacers head coach said. While we'll have to wait to see if this plan comes to fruition, Paul George and George Hill stand to benefit the most if it does.
Sep 24 - 11:59 AM

Shayne Whittington said the Pacers are "going to be running a lot" this season.

That's the big topic in Indiana. After all, we should be talking about the Pacers' pace, right? Last season, the Pacers' pace was 3.1 possessions per 48 minutes greater with Roy Hibbert on the bench compared to him on the floor. Plus, they should have Paul George at the four a lot. They were 19th in pace last season, so we could be looking at them getting into the top 10 as soon as this season. That means more fantasy value all around.
Aug 14 - 2:51 PM

The Pacers are likely to receive two second-round picks for Roy Hibbert.

It was a salary dump. Unlike the Kings, the Pacers didn't have to give up a 2014 lottery pick, a first-round pick, and have to swap in two other drafts.
Jul 4 - 6:41 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chase Budinger
3Solomon Hill
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Paul George
2Jordan Hill
3Lavoy Allen
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Ian Mahinmi
2Myles Turner