2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
45-37, 2nd in Central
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Nichols and Jackson differ on Vogel firing (2:02)
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Russillo: Pacers' decision to not re-sign Vogel

Ryen Russillo weighs in on the Pacers' decision to not renew Frank Vogel's contract, the reasons for the choice and whether Indiana will hire Kevin McHale as its new coach.

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How can Jackson pass up Vogel for Rambis? (1:57)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

It's interesting that Larry Bird told Frank Vogel about his decision not to renew his contract over the phone. He let Rick Carlisle (2007) and Jim O'Brien (2001) go in person. Carlisle and Bird sat and talked for a while after he let him go. O'Brien was with Bird when he called Vogel in 2011 to let him know that he was being named interim coach.

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Stephen A.: I think Vogel got screwed over (1:35)
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Bird on hiring McHale: I wouldn't do that to Kevin (0:23)
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Time for 'new voice' on Pacers' bench

That's what Larry Bird said Thursday morning in announcing that head coach Frank Vogel's contract won't be renewed. Indiana's last two seasons didn't approach what was accomplished during the previous two.

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Who could be Pacers next coach? (0:48)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Larry Bird said owner Herb Simon is willing to pay top dollar for the next head coach. Bird said he'll probably see some candidates next week in Chicago during the NBA's predraft camp.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers coach Larry Bird said former Boston Celtics teammate Kevin McHale will not be a candidate for the job. "I would not do that to Kevin, have him work for me. Would love for him to be my coach, but it's not going to happen."

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Bird: It's time for a new voice for Pacers (0:54)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers president on letting coach Frank Vogel go: "I started thinking about it at the All-Star break. It's a tough deal. Next coach I'll take my time and go through a lot. Make sure we get a guy that can lead (the team)."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Waiting on Pacers president Larry Bird to address the media at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indy. Coach Frank Vogel's job status remains in the air

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20hZach Lowe

Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

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Last-minute NBA referee errors in playoff spotlight (1:40)
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Is Bird being fair to Vogel? (1:53)
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Does the NBA need challenge flags? (2:37)
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Saturday: 'If the Pacers let Vogel go, they're idiots' (1:41)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.217th
Rebounds Per Game44.212th
Assists Per Game21.222nd
Points Allowed100.58th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164537.549
2014-153844.463
2013-145626.683
2012-134932.605
2011-124224.636

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