Pacers schedule news conference with Vogel



INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have scheduled a news conference with Frank Vogel amid speculation that he will be the team’s next head coach.

The team scheduled the news conference for Wednesday morning with Vogel and Larry Bird, the Pacers’ president of basketball operations.

Vogel took over for Jim O’Brien last season and the team finished the year 20-18. The Pacers made the playoffs for the first time since 2006, losing 4-1 to top-seeded Chicago.

Bird has called Vogel the favorite from the beginning of the search. Indiana was interested in Mike Brown, but the former Pacers assistant and Cleveland head coach took the top job with the Lakers.