updated: 11/5/2012 9:16:24 AM
The head coach of the state's lone National Basketball Association team believes the connection with fans this year is reminiscent of the days when Reggie Miller led the squad. Frank Vogel admits expectations for the Indiana Pacers are high following last season's playoff run. During an appearance on Inside INdiana Business Television, he tells Business of Sports Contributor Bill Benner that "a buzz" once again surrounds the team.
Vogel believes the franchise has brought in some high character players to help rebuild a rapport with basketball fans.
This is his third year guiding the Pacers, but first full-season as head coach.
Vogel was moved into the job during the season a couple of years ago and last year did not include a complete 82 game schedule because of a labor dispute.
The Pacers play a key role in economic activity for downtown Indianapolis. They are the main tenant of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and help attract people to area businesses during the long winter months.
Source: Inside INdiana Business