Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Pacers, fresh off their first-round playoff loss to the Toronto Raptors, announced Thursday that they would not retain head coach Frank Vogel.
“I’ve decided that it’s time for a new voice around here,” team President Larry Bird said at a Thursday press conference. He called the decision to let Vogel go “one of the toughest things I’ve done.”
Bird did make clear that Vogel was not fired. “His contract is up and I just made the decision not to renew it.”
Vogel put together a 250-181 record in five-plus seasons as the Pacers’ coach. His teams made the postseason in five of six years, including two trips to the Eastern Conference Finals.
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