Frank Vogel is out as the Indiana Pacers head coach | The Tylt
Larry Bird announced Thursday that Frank Vogel is out as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers after six seasons. He was an assistant coach with the team for four seasons before that. "[I've] decided it's time for a new voice around here," Bird said.
As head coach Vogel brought the Pacers to the playoffs five out of six seasons and had a total record of 250-181.
He is a loved coach and many fans are upset he is leaving and think it will hurt the team.
But Larry Bird isn't new to this basketball game. Larry has publicly said that coaches should only stick around for 3-4 years. He even fired himself as head coach after three years.
Does this decision show conviction and courage on the part of Larry Bird. Or is Bird the only one who thinks Frank Vogel wasn't cutting the mustard.
Did Larry Bird make a bad call letting Frank Vogel go?
Frank Vogel is out as the Indiana Pacers head coach
If Vogel is swooped up quick, it could be a sign that others see more potential in Vogel than Bird did.
Larry Bird's decided to change things up, letting Vogel go in Indy. Like other teams, Knicks have been monitoring the situation from afar.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) May 5, 2016
It didn't take long for Larry Bird to get called out for his decision.
Maybe the Pacers can get even better talent.
Larry Bird: "There's s lot of people that want this job and I know why... We're Hoosiers and we treat people good."— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) May 5, 2016
Vogel's numbers overall were good. Usually you keep a coach that is winning.
Still surprised Larry Bird canned Frank Vogel. Thought he did a pretty good job with what he had to work with personnel-wise.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2016
This wasn't a "firing." Vogel's contract was ending. That's an opportunity for new blood.
Larry Bird: "Frank’s not getting fired, his contract is up and I just made the decision not to renew it."— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) May 5, 2016