After hanging out for a couple of days in Los Angeles, the Pacers begin a tough back-to-back on Wednesday when they return to Staples Center to play the Clippers.
Since the Pacers last played on Sunday, Paul George was named player of the week in the Eastern Conference. Frank Vogel was jobbed out of a being named coach of the month, which we can blame on the 0-2 start in October which is taken into account for the first monthly awards. Hopefully, this won't be the Pacers' best month and Vogel will be earn his due.
No all of the Pacers spent their off days lounging in L.A. Paul George and Joe Young went up to Eugene, OR to watch their respective colleges do battle on the court. Oregon beat Fresno State on Monday, 78-73.
Among the links today is an interesting Frank Vogel interview with Chris Mannix from SI.com. Mannix was a ball boy for the Celtics when Vogel was on the coaching staff so the two have a history that brings out some good stuff, including Vogel's conversations with Red Auerbach and a 17-hour flight next to Larry Bird before he was the head coach.
Oh, and don't miss the D-League dunk by Orlando Johnson. Ouch!
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Check out the links:
Game Preview: Pacers at Clippers | Indiana Pacers
Looking Back at Pacers' Historic November | Indiana Pacers
Chris Paul's rib injury ruins Clippers' mood after solid win over Portland - The Orange County Register
Want to hack off Ian Mahinmi? Bring up 'f-word' (foul)
Open Floor Podcast: Frank Vogel on Pacers; Bobby Marks on Nets, Kobe - NBA - SI.com
LA Clippers to be tested by Paul George, Indiana Pacers
Paul George Is Back, And So Are The Pacers | FiveThirtyEight
NBA rules that Luke Walton's only official win with Warriors is Coach of the Month | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports
Film Room: Paul Pierce continues to not be a small ball power forward - Clips Nation
Vogel Says Paul George is the NBA's Best Two-Way Player
A former Pacer now in the D-League had one of the best dunks you’ll see this year | HoopsHype