In a press conference that lasted a little over 10 minutes, President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird officially announced the hiring of Frank Vogel as head coach. Also announced, was that next week a press conference will be held to reveal who else will join Brian Shaw on the assistant coaching staff.
With Indiana's coaching vacancy finally addressed, the Pacers can now focus on which free agents the team is willing to spend its $20 million in cap space on, right? Actually, no they can't.
Because of the ongoing NBA lockout, teams are allowed virtually zero contact with players. The restrictions are so stringent that team personnel can be fined simply for re-tweeting the Twitter messages of any athlete in the league.
Despite labor issues halting the start of free agency, fans around the country are still doing what they do best—speculate. Who can Indiana sign to fill the holes left in the team? What free agents are available and which have team restrictions? Which available players best fit in with Pacers basketball?
To answer these questions and further add to the infinite speculation, here are 10 free agents that foremost fill the Pacers' voids.