Over the past few days we’ve heard multiple members of the Indiana Pacers team express concern with their play to the media. From Roy Hibbert to David West to Paul George, nearly every ‘name’ player has had something to say which hasn’t sat well with head coach Frank Vogel.
The Pacers, who still very likely could end up with the Eastern Conference’s top overall seed, have struggles in recent weeks leading to the frustration from the players but Vogel doesn’t want the team airing their dirty laundry.
If they have something to say, keep it in house – that’s what Vogel’s wanting moving forward.
And Vogel has had enough, not just from Hibbert but from any of his players who’ve shared their internal concerns with the media.
His message to his team Monday?
Just … shut up.
“It bothers me,” Vogel said before the Pacers’ 101-94 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “Guys should never air in-house stuff to the media. I talked to the team about it today (Wednesday).
Blasting fellow players and expressing a lack of confidence isn’t exactly the best thing to do, so Vogel’s message is right. Hopefully things turn around for the Pacers before the postseason arrives.