The Indiana Pacers stumbled their way into the playoffs and unbelievably lost to the Atlanta Hawks in their opening post season game, the pressure continues to build on head coach Frank Vogel who is now rumoured to be "coaching for his job".
The Pacers are currently tied 1-1 with the 8th seed Atlanta Hawks after two games in Indiana, the franchise started the season as a well oiled machine but a mid-season collapse like never before seen the in NBA has heaped pressure on Vogel.
It was rumoured that mid-season acquisition Evan Turner had been removed from practice before the playoffs for fighting with teammate Lance Stephenson to add more fuel to the fire surrounding the demise of the Pacers.
ESPN has recently been told: "Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Vogel, despite a 56-win season that secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, is “coaching for his job” in the wake of Indiana’s alarming slide that has stretched into its third month."
NBA legend Larry Bird is the President of Basketball Operations for the Pacers and ultimately has the final say on who the head coach is for the team, Vogel was not appointed by Bird who only rejoined the team in 2013 after a brief retirement from the game.
It will be an intriguing couple of weeks as Vogel seems to be firmly placed on the hot seat, every Pacer result will be closely scrutinised from here on out.
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