Frank Vogel

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Frank Vogel
Personal information
Born(1973-06-21) June 21, 1973 (age 39)
NationalityAmerican
Career information
High schoolWildwood (Wildwood, New Jersey))
CollegeJuniata College
Kentucky
Pro career2001–present
Career history
As coach:
2001–2004Boston Celtics (assistant)
2004–2005Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2007–2011Indiana Pacers (assistant)
2011–presentIndiana Pacers
 
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Frank Vogel
Personal information
Born(1973-06-21) June 21, 1973 (age 39)
NationalityAmerican
Career information
High schoolWildwood (Wildwood, New Jersey))
CollegeJuniata College
Kentucky
Pro career2001–present
Career history
As coach:
2001–2004Boston Celtics (assistant)
2004–2005Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
2007–2011Indiana Pacers (assistant)
2011–presentIndiana Pacers

Frank Vogel (born June 21, 1973[1]) is head coach for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. Vogel previously served as a scout for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards, and was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics.

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Early years

Vogel grew up in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. During his eighth grade year, he was featured in an episode of Late Night with David Letterman during the Stupid Human Tricks segment, in which he spun a basketball on a toothbrush while brushing his teeth.[2] For high school, he attended Wildwood High School.[3] Vogel went to college at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, where he was a starter for the Division III basketball team.[4] Vogel transferred after three years to the University of Kentucky to become a student manager, and play for the junior varsity team.[1]

Coaching career

Vogel began his career as the head video coordinator for the Boston Celtics under head coach Rick Pitino. He retained that position for five years before being promoted to assistant coach.[1] After coaching with Boston, Vogel went on to become an assistant for the Philadelphia 76ers. Vogel left the 76ers to become an advance scout for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2005–2006 and the Washington Wizards from 2006-2007.[3] Vogel then became an assistant for the Indiana Pacers under former Celtics colleague Jim O'Brien. In 2011, after O'Brien was fired from his head coaching position, Vogel was named interim coach.[5] As interim coach, Vogel led the Pacers to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Vogel was officially named as the Pacers' head coach on July 6, 2011.[6]

Shortly before the Indiana Pacers were to take on the Miami Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals, Vogel criticized his opponents for alleged flopping: "They are the biggest flopping team in the NBA. It'll be very interesting (to see) how the referees officiate the series and how much flopping they reward... Every drive to the basket, they have guys not making a play on the ball, but sliding in front of drivers. Oftentimes they're falling down even before contact is even being made. It'll be interesting to see how the series is officiated."[7] He was fined $15,000 by the league for these remarks.[8]

Coaching record

Legend
Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win-loss %
Post seasonPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win-loss %
TeamYearGWLW–L%FinishPGPWPLPW–L%Result
IND2010–11382018.5262nd in Central514.200Lost in First Round
IND2011–12664224.6362nd in Central1165.545Lost in Conf. Semifinals
IND2012–13724527.625In progressTBD
Career17610769.6081679.438

References

  1. ^ a b c "Frank Vogel". NBA. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Krolik, John. "Frank Vogel spun a basketball on a toothbrush on television 25 years ago". NBC Sports. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Wildwood High School graduate Frank Vogel promoted to interim head coach of Indiana Pacers". Press of Atlantic City. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.ukathletics.com/blog/2011/07/where-are-they-now-frank-vogels-career-a-lesson-in-capitalizing-on-opportunity.html
  5. ^ "Pacers relieve O'Brien of coaching duties". NBA.com. January 30, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6742433
  7. ^ Haberstroh, Tom (May 11, 2012). "Frank Vogel: Heat love to flop". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pacers Coach Frank Vogel Fined $15,000 For Comments About Heat Flopping". Sports Illustrated. Time Warner Company. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.