Ep. 21: Vogel out as coach, Bob Kravitz joins to discuss

The Pacers 2015-16 season is complete after a first-round exit to the Toronto Raptors in Game 7. A few days later, Pacers President Larry Bird decided to change head coaches after Frank Vogel led this team for five and half seasons.

Kravitz analyzes the Pacers' season and what Bird was thinking moving on from Frank Vogel.

Kravitz analyzes the Pacers’ season and what Bird was thinking moving on from Frank Vogel.

On this week’s podcast, hear highlights of what Bird said at his 23-minute press conference and I’m joined by Bob Kravitz to break it all down.

Kravitz, who has been here for over a decade, has a great pulse on the Indianapolis sports landscape. He’s currently a sports columnist for WTHR.com and he frequently appears on the network for his opinion and insight.

[Frank Vogel releases statement on his time with the Pacers]

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Topics Discussed:

  • On how much blame Bird deserves for the Pacers’ season
  • If Bird is misguided in believing players tune coaches out after three seasons
  • Bird informing Vogel he was done … on the phone
  • Bird’s record in the draft and free agency
  • If Vogel learned from Colts coach Chuck Pagano to fight for his job
  • Vogel’s impact on the franchise
  • What type of coach would be best
3 Responses to Ep. 21: Vogel out as coach, Bob Kravitz joins to discuss
  1. Cynically Charming
    May 6, 2016 | 8:01 am

    If the team stops listening to the coach after three years I’d be finding a different team. Bird is a great example of the Peter Principle. (Google it.)

    • Scott Agness
      May 6, 2016 | 2:19 pm

      If the players are tuning out Frank Vogel, maybe the problem is the players? (Not to say they did tune him out.)

  2. flocka
    May 8, 2016 | 2:30 pm

    I dont think it was really about bird thinking the players tuned out vogel. I think bird was jus sayin that cuz he didnt want to say vogel cant run an offense. iv been watchin this team for years and have been a big fan of vogel but the offense has been mostly jus hard to watch. go thru players stats both current and former and ul see most have career lows while in indiana. players that i was really excited about us getting underperform here go somewhere else tho and they play great (Green,Turner,ellis,augistine,watson).

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