Frank Vogel's Coaching
How in the hell did you get the best record in the east? I used to firmly believe they can dethrone Miami but seeing them in these playoffs is horrendous. He cant do any adjustments, how can your power forward and center recieve the ball way out the 3point line?
I don't know what he is doing. When something is working for his team, he doesn't go toward that play or offensive set. When scola had it going, they shyed away from him. In game 1, they fed hibbert in the post and since they haven't gone back to that strategy. When they get behind by too much like they are now, they don't have the offensive firepower to overcome the deficit like the Heat has the ability to do.
that is something I don't know. He is outplaying Hibbert in the offensive end and only getting less than 15 min a game. I know Scola is not the best deffensive player, maybe even not an average defender, but he is dancing around Bosh in the low post and scoring the mid range shot. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think this series is over.
Pacers need to pound the ball inside, its too late for this ball game. They need to dominate inside, Heat lacking Birdman gives them a greater advantage. The heat have done a great job of fronting and pushing the bigs of Indy towards the 3pt line
To start the game off, Hibbert was challenged by Bosh, but the Pacers should have returned the favor because it has been proven that Bosh can't guard Hibbert. They have to start off with big man post ups because it creates cutting lanes, and opens up the 3 pt game when the double goes towards the post. Hopefully they learn from this game. The other games have been lost because of poor execution down the stretch, but this game was poorly executed from the start to finish
Exactly if you are going to have Hibbert out there guarding Bosh at the 3 point line you have to feed him the ball inside on offense or it is completely pointless to have him in the game.
I'd still take Vogel over Scott Brooks though. At least Vogel knows how to fire up his team and say the right things in a huddle. Brooks constantly says cliche stuff with no fire and emotion. And at least Vogel has at least some structure in his offense. Unlike the Thunder where their go-to play is give the ball to Durant behind the three point line and make him iso.
Frank Vogel is going to lose his job.
Offensively, the Pacers haven't been good for years. They still have the same problems. Turnovers and poor execution. Too much dribbling. They're just not sharp offensively at all. They don't even do the little things right like move without the ball, set screens, etc, etc. They don't get easy baskets. They don't get out in transition, even when there's opportunity... However, part of that could be due to the fact the Pacers don't have any good decision makers in transition.
Defensively, Vogel is a very good coach, but he's too damn stubborn. He refuses to make adjustments. You can't have David West chasing Ray Allen. And the way the Pacers have defended the P&R/P&P has been frustrating.
The biggest reason Vogel is going to lose his job though is because of the collapse. The Pacers somehow made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, but they haven't played well for months. Whether it's fair or not, he's going to take the blame for Roy Hibbert disappearing. He's going to take the blame for George Hill playing passive as hell for months. He's going to take the blame for this team completely losing chemistry/trust in one another. This was a team who had arguably the best chemistry in the NBA the last few seasons. Who knows if all of the rumors are true, but Vogel is going to take the fall because this team has lacked leadership.
You can't keep everybody and expect to get different results, I think they will get rid of Vogel and maybe George hill. I really think they need a experienced pg to get them going offensively when things start to go south.