The team announced today that they will keep Frank Vogel for even longer than expected. No terms or years were released by the team, and I’m not seeing anything credible online. Nothing from Mike Wells at the Indy Star or on Twitter.
Vogel’s PR statement on the matter: “I’m honored that Donnie [Walsh], Kevin [Pritchard] and Mr. [Herb] Simon (have such belief and faith in me to be their coach in the foreseeable future. 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.”
As for the front office, the echoed the same. “This is a good deal for Frank and the franchise,” said Pacers head honcho Donnie Walsh in a statement. “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.”
More on the terms when they come out, but we can probably presume that this “foreseeable future” talk equates a two- or three-year extension.
It’s probably also safe to assume that the deal is for considerably less money than the sea of gold coins Mike Brown is currently swimming laps in whenever he gets bored of sitting on his couch laughing at the Lakers.
Vogel has posted an 82-56 record since taking over mid-way through the 2010-11 season.