Frank Vogel Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel was named as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in February. This marks the third time in Vogel’s career that he has earned Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors.
The Pacers compiled the NBA’s best winning percentage during the month of February with a 7-2 record while averaging 101.6 points per game and shooting a league-best 47.2 percent from the field. Indiana finished the month ranked third in the NBA in three-point percentage (40.3 percent), fourth in assists per game (24.2) and second in turnovers per game (12.4).
With the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 27, Vogel surpassed Larry Brown for the most head coaching victories in Pacers’ NBA franchise history with his 191st career win.
“Coach of the Month is always a team award,” said Vogel. “It’s indicative of team success. It’s nice recognition for our players who didn’t quit through a lot of adversity. We still have a lot of work to do, but I’m looking forward to seeing what this group can accomplish.”
Oklahoma City’s Scott Brooks was named Western Conference Coach of the Month. Other nominees for Eastern Conference Coach of the Month included Boston’s Brad Stevens, Cleveland’s David Blatt and Milwaukee’s Jason Kidd.