-Btw this is my first post on this forum
I love this move! It provides us insurance should Vogel falter and provides a strong voice on the bench for him to turn to during the season.
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Expect Shaw to get finalized once Vogel is officially named coach of the Pacers after the draft, according to @BA_Turner of the LA Times
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Does this mean that Vogel's going to be named the coach after this draft?
Good. All for it .
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May I be the first to say that I will be making a ShawFrank Redemption poster for Area 55 this season.
What a night. I'm so friggin stoked.
Take it with a grain of salt, but a friend of a friend on Facebook says something may happen tomorrow.
"Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough NO BODY!" ~ Frank Vogel
"And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "
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To be fair, it was quite an involved read, as compared to Kurt Rambis' essay:
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This, makes me so happy!
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Wow, I thought that I was dreaming when this was reported.
Was wanting him as coach if we didn't bring back vogel but now we got both, I love it. Wonder how kobe feels
Hope the other assistants start falling into place. Really happy for Vogel!
3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:
1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow
2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round
3. Trey Lyles
I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.
I REALLY hope he is given command of the Offense and installs the Triangle Offense next year. It relies heavily on what our rosters strengths seem to be: Midrange Shooting (PG, Lance, DC, Tyler, Dahntay) Penetration (DC, George Hill, Dahntay, Danny) and Post Play with good passing (Roy, Mcbob) while only really relying on the 3 ball to keep defenses honest. Great Hire.
Here's a link to an ESPN Insider Rumor about who will fill out the rest of our staff. Any an Insider?
Mike Wells article. Pretty much what we already knew, but the article also says that we'll only have 3 assistants next year.
Pacers expected to keep Vogel, add Shaw as assistant
Jun 24, 2011 | Comments
The Indiana Pacers' drawn-out coaching search is slowly coming to a close.
The Pacers are expected to name Brian Shaw associate head coach once Frank Vogel's interim coach title is removed, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Vogel has remained the front-runner for the job ever since he led the Pacers to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
One of the hang-ups in Vogel being named coach is that president Larry Bird wanted him to show that he could put together an established coaching staff to help on the court and in the locker room.
Shaw, who interviewed with Vogel earlier this week, fits that description.
Shaw was a head coaching candidate for jobs with the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. He interviewed for the Pacers job in 2007.
Shaw, a former teammate of Bird with the Boston Celtics, spent seven years as an assistant coach with the Lakers under Phil Jackson.
Longtime assistant Dan Burke is expected to remain on the staff.
Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach John-Blair Bickerstaff is a possibility to join Vogel's staff.
Vogel will have to wait to talk to Bickerstaff because Minnesota general manager David Kahn told the Pacers they could not interview Bickerstaff, who is under contract until June 30.
The Pacers will use a smaller coaching staff next season. They'll go from having up to five assistant coaches to just three next season.
nothing new really...
UPDATE No. 2: According to Wells, in addition to Shaw, assistant Dan Burke is expected to stay on staff, while J.B. Bickerstaff could potentially join the staff as well.
As noted earlier Friday, Bickerstaff could also potentially assume the head-coaching role in Minnesota.
UPDATE: According to Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star via a source, Shaw has agreed to become the associate head coach of the team.
Pacers president Larry Bird is waiting to sign Frank Vogel to a contract until the head coach names his coaching staff. Bird wants Vogel to have veteran assistants on his staff and one candidate is Brian Shaw.
Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star reports Shaw will interview with Bird and Vogel this week for the lead assistant position.
Shaw is available after being let go by the Lakers when Phil Jackson retired and not getting the Golden State head coach job, which went to Mark Jackson.
Shaw, who played with Bird in Boston, interviewed for the Pacers head coach position fours ago and wasn't hired.
-- Nick Borges