The Pacers got off to a dismal start in 2010-11, winning just 17 of their first 44 games under head coach Jim O’Brien before Frank Vogel took over as a midseason replacement.
With Vogel in place, the team finished 20-18 over its last 38 games, an improbable run that landed the Pacers in the playoffs.
All this went down during Paul George’s rookie season, and not surprisingly, he was much happier once Vogel took over and he was inserted into the starting lineup for the remainder of the year, which included five postseason games.
— Paul George (@Paul_George24) July 26, 2014
Somewhat ironically, George’s minutes per game were fairly similar under Vogel, but players believe a certain amount of cache is attached to being one of the starters, and there may have been other reasons that…
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