Pacers Head Coach To Be Released

Indiana Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel confers with his player Paul George in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Brent Smith (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)   - RTX102I8

Indiana Pacers’ head coach Frank Vogel confers with his player Paul George in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 26, 2013. REUTERS/Brent Smith (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL) – RTX102I8


Larry Bird, Indiana Pacers owner, announced that they will part ways with head oach Frank Vogel and not renew his contract.

Byrd stated:

Sometimes my job really sucks. I had time to think about it and watch the team throughout the year. I had higher expectations than most people on how our team should play. I came to a conclusion it’s time for these guys to hear a new voice. Made a decision not to renew [Vogel’s contract].

Thr 42-year old coach was an assistant since 2001 for the Celtics, Sixera and then the Pacers until he was promoted to head coach in 2011. Since then, they Pacers have made the playoffs every season except last season when star player Paul George suffered a horrific injury.

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