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Frank Vogel named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

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Pacers coach Frank Vogel and Portland coach Terry Stotts were named Coach of the Month for November in their respective conferences.

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Well, duh!

The Indiana Pacers finished November with a 15-1 record so naturally, coach Frank Vogel earned the NBA honor of Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November.

If Vogel wants to back up that award with another nod in December he will need to guide the Pacers to a few more wins over the next couple of weeks, starting tonight against Terry Stotts and the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers surprised everyone with their strong start which earned Stotts the CoM award for the Western Conference.

To the victor goes the spoils, so add Vogel's award to Paul George's player of the week honor earlier in November. Fortunately, these things don't register on the Pacers care meter since they are more interested in the hardware earned in June.