Wildwood Grad, Frank Vogel, Dismissed by Orlando Magic
Wildwood high graduate Frank Vogel‘s has been dismissed as the head coach of the Orlando Magic, according to the team.
The Magic went 54-110 during his two seasons, after going 250-181 in six seasons with the Pacers.
"He had his chances, but with that roster, I don't blame him for what happened down there," NBA writer Kurt Helin from NBC Sports said on The Sports Bash.
"That was a terribly poor fitting roster, he did about as well as anyone was going to do with it - the problems there started above him, and he couldn't solve them."
Vogel lead Indiana to back-to-back conference finals in 2013 and 2014, losing both times to the Miami Heat.
His final Pacers team lost in game 7 of the first round to Toronto, as the Pacers choose to part ways with him following that series.
When asked if Vogel will be back in the NBA as a head coach Helin said:
"Yes, I don't know that it will happen this summer, maybe he takes a job as a lead assistant somewhere - but he'll get another job, people really respect what he did in Indiana and I think he's going to get another chance."