ESPN reported on Wednesday that Frank Vogel is now "coaching for his job" following Indiana's stunning second-half dropoff and early struggles in the first round of the playoffs. Surprising? A bit, considering that Vogel was a Coach of the Year candidate earlier in the season, but when a good team underperforms for several months in a row no coach can avoid the "hot seat" chatter.
ESPN's Marc Stein explained the severity of the situation a day after Indiana's Game 2 win over Atlanta, which knotted the series at 1-1. "Based on everything I'm hearing, it's going to take more than just getting out of this series to kind of ease the pressure on Frank Vogel," he said.
Here's a look at what this could mean in the weeks and months ahead for other teams around the league.