Report: Pacers tab Vogel as coach

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Indiana Pacers will hire interim coach Frank Vogel as the team’s next head coach.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not been made official yet by the team.

The Indiana Pacers had a news conference with Vogel scheduled for Wednesday. He will be joined by Larry Bird, the Pacers’ president of basketball operations.

Bird called Vogel the favorite to get the job from the beginning of the search after the Pacers finished strong last season and made the playoffs.

Indiana was interested in Mike Brown, but the former Pacers assistant and Cleveland head coach took the top job with the Lakers.