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Indiana Pacers (45-37)


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Pacers seeking new voice after parting ways with Frank Vogel

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Larry Bird has never cared about popularity contests. All he ever wanted to do was win.

So on Thursday, the Indiana Pacers' president of basketball operations announced he would not re-sign Frank Vogel to a new contract despite five trips to the playoffs, including two appearances in the Eastern Conference finals. Instead, the Pacers will search for a coach who can do Vogel couldn't: win an NBA title.

"Sometimes my job really sucks and this is one of them," a somber-sounding Bird told reporters. "I just had time to think about it and watch the team throughout the year. I know a lot of you didn't expect us to make the playoffs, but I had a lot higher expectations. I just came to the conclusion that it was necessary for these guys to hear a new voice."

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Leaders
Points: Paul George23.1
Rebounds: Ian Mahinmi7.1
Assists: Monta Ellis4.7
FG%: George Hill44.1%
Steals: Paul George1.88
Blocks: Myles Turner1.43
Defense (Rank)
Points: 100.5 (8)
Rebounds: 44.5 (20)
Assists: 20.8 (3)
FG%: 44.0% (6)
FT%: 75.1% (10)
3P%: 33.4% (3)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 102.2 (17)
Rebounds: 44.2 (11)
Assists: 21.2 (22)
FG%: 45.0% (16)
FT%: 76.4% (15)
3P%: 35.1% (14)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Cleveland 57 25 .695 --
x-Indiana 45 37 .549 12.0
x-Detroit 44 38 .537 13.0
Chicago 42 40 .512 15.0
Milwaukee 33 49 .402 24.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/7/2016 Ty Lawson Signed as Free Agent
3/5/2016 Chase Budinger Waived
10/26/2015 Toney Douglas Waived
10/24/2015 Kadeem Jack Waived
10/24/2015 C.J. Fair Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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