NBA > Indiana Pacers To Offically Name Frank Vogel Head Coach & Brian Shaw as Head Assistant

 ~Interim Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers Frank Vogel will reportedly be named offically as the head coach by the team. Vogel would also receive a three-year extension on his contract. 

This move should’ve been done right after the Pacers bowed out of the playoffs this year to the Bulls in 5 games. The team played top seeded Chicago better than anyone could have expected. I can understand a team  needing to do it’s proper due dillegence before making a permanent move such as this. However,Vogel looked as if he had the pulse of the team and the uncertainty brought on by the NBA Lockout made it all the more important for a young team like Indiana to get as stable as they can right away.

 The Pacers are also going to add to Vogel’s staff by adding on Brian Shaw according to multiple sources. Shaw was the long-term head assistant to Phil Jackson with the Lakers. He was expected by many (myself included) to be their next head coach. The Lakers went in another direction entirely by bringing in former Cav’s coach Mike Brown. How that works out remains to be seen, for Shaw though Indiana would be a pretty good landing spot for him.

 If the Pacers struggle to the point where they have to make a coaching move, it could open the door to Shaw that he had closed on him in Los Angeles.

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