May 30, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel at a press conference before game six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Vogel Is a Terrible Coach ... for Soccer


Plenty of people criticized Frank Vogel this season for his role in the Pacers’ late-second collapse. And some of his worst traits, namely stubbornness were definitely on display as the Pacers barely skated by the lowly Atlanta Hawks in the first round.

But by and large, he has been a fantastic general for this franchise. He has built a defense that is (or at least was until recently) the envy of the league.

Yup, Frank Vogel is a fine coach.

Unless you ask his daughter.

She has another opinion altogether. Though it is regarding his ability to coach a different sport altogether.

Vogel had been coaching his daughter’s soccer team during his time of from the NBA, and it has not gone well, according to Mark Ambroji the Indy Star.

Apparently the girls had a lot of fun but few victories.

Alexander Vogel was asked at Father’s and Daughter’s Night before the Indiana Fever game what it was like to have her dad coach.

“It was great but I think he should Stick to basketball,” said Alexander.

Ouch. Shots fired. At Father’s and Daughter’s Night, no less.

This is fourth grade soccer, not the World Cup, so it’s hard to see how his Xs and Os could completely derail a team.

So what were his failings?

In one motivational speech before a game, Vogel recounted that he told the girls to break the huddle with “Let’s go Pacers” instead of the team name, Flames.

C’Mon,  Frank.

You’re better than that.

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