Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star reports:

Coach Frank Vogel

One of the NBA’s worst kept secrets will come to an end Wednesday when Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird introduces Frank Vogel as the team’s new coach, multiple people with knowledge of the situation said.

Removing the interim title from Vogel’s name isn’t surprising.

Bird called Vogel the frontrunner after he took over for the fired Jim O’Brien in January and led the Pacers to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

InsideHoops.com editor says: I support this. The Pacers played a solid, effective (and fun) brand of basketball under Coach Vogel last season. And I really liked the way the Pacers played in the first round of the playoffs against the Bulls. Good move.

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