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Frank Vogel's Coaching Style: KISS

KISS: "Keep It Simple Stupid"!!! The 'cat is out of the bag' now. Frank Vogel wants to play like Hubie Brown did when he coached at Memphis a few years back (and Frank Vogel was reviewing the offensive plays being run by Hubie's Grizzlies). What was Hubie's philosophy??? Keep it simple for the players and play to their strengths. Win the rebounding battle every night. Attack the paint and you'll also win the free throw battle. Stay aggressive and relentless on both offense and defense for 48 minutes. Hubie also used a 10 man rotation (like Frank Vogel has decided upon).

So what adjustments has Frank effected to bring about this new Pacer attitude? Like Hubie, he's made simple adjustments. For example, he's now decided to keep Roy Hibbert/Josh McRoberts closer to the paint area to get more high-percentage shots and defensive/offensive rebounds. Now, it's don't you dare shoot a 3 pointer in the half court offensive set without FIRST attempting to throw it inside for a closer shot or running a pick-n-roll for either a short mid-range shot or hard drive to the basket. We're definitely seeing Granger, Paul, Hans, and Collison attacking the rim (for a And 1 shot). Funny thing, Frank Vogel pulled Paul George in the 4th Qtr (despite a big lead) when Paul George threw up a 3 pointer with 17 seconds remaining on the shot clock (i.e. not being patient enough) and for not trying to kick it inside to (hot) Hans in the low post for a higher percentage shot.

I'd say that's a drastic change in philosophy when compared to JOB!!!! It's sounds like common sense and with elite NBA athletes, you SHOULD win against an opponent most nights using this simple philosophy!!! Like Frank says, we have elite size at Center and good athletes at the PF position, good shooting athletic Wings, and good athletic PGs. Adding Lance Stephenson and additional athletes (if trades occur at the Feb deadline) will definitely make us a dangerous team to the Bulls, Hawks, Magic, Heat, and Celtics.

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