NBA rumors have been swirling around Frank Vogel. After being informed yesterday by team president Larry Bird that his contract would not be renewed, Frank Vogel is out as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. According to FanSided, the New York Knicks are currently looking for a new head coach. Hiring Vogel would be an excellent addition for the Knicks.
Frank Vogel has done an excellent job as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers. He has won a total of 250 games. He is currently the franchise’s all time leader in NBA wins. Vogel has led Indiana to the NBA Playoffs in five of his six seasons. The Pacers have been to the Conference Finals twice with Vogel. He has proven that he’s a good coach in the National Basketball Association.
Last summer, Larry Bird wanted to play Paul George more at the power forward position. George expressed discontent with that idea. Frank Vogel decided to listen to his star player. He played George more minutes at small forward, which is his preferred spot. In the NBA, head coaches would like to keep their star players happy because it earns the trust of other players. Vogel has a reputation of being a player-friendly coach.
The Indiana Pacers drafted Myles Turner with 11th overall selection in the NBA Draft. Not too many people expected him to develop as fast as he did. This season, Turner averaged 10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game. The former Texas Longhorns star has shown flashes of someone who could become a second star to team up with Paul George. Frank Vogel had a big part of Turner’s development.
Frank Vogel is out in Indiana. The New York Knicks are in need of a new head coach. A marriage between the two sides makes a lot of sense. It could be the thing that helps the Knicks finally get back to the NBA Playoffs.
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