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Report: Frank Vogel’s Magic contract for four years, $22 million

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game 4

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game 4

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Larry Bird said Frank Vogel begged to keep his job as Pacers coach.

Vogel might be glad Bird didn’t accede.

Hired by the Magic, Vogel stands to receive a substantial raise from the $2.5 million he reportedly made in Indiana this season.

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That’s a little higher than the approximate number reported for Terry Stotts – and good for both of them. Vogel and Stotts are quality coaches.

Money isn’t everything, and Vogel will surely miss Paul George. But Orlando has a deep cast of young talent – Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton, Mario Hezonja and the No. 11 pick – and plenty of cap space. The Magic have potential. They just needed a coach after Scott Skiles’ resignation.

A willingness to spend got them a good one.