Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The Indiana Pacers signed head coach Frank
Vogel to a contract extension on Monday.
Vogel has guided the Pacers to a 20-14 record this season, which is good for
first place in the Central Division.
"This is a good deal for Frank and the franchise," said Pacers president of
basketball operations Donnie Walsh. "Frank has done a great job turning our
team around since he became coach and deserves the chance to continue the work
he and his staff have started."
Vogel is in his third year as head coach of the Pacers, compiling a 62-38
record. The Pacers went 42-24 during the shortened season last year. They fell
to eventual champion Miami in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
"I'm honored that Donnie, Kevin (General Manager Pritchard) and Mr. Simon
(owner Herb Simon) have such belief and faith in me to be their coach in the
foreseeable future," Vogel said. "We've established a great connection with
our community the last two years, both on and off the court and I look forward
to continuing that."
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