Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel's job is safe, Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard said in a Twitter post on Thursday.
ESPN.com reported that winning the Atlanta series would not automatically ensure Vogel's return for next season.
Despite a catastrophic slide that saw the team lose 14 of its last 30 games after the All-Star break, the Pacers still clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference and finished 56-26.
The Pacers are tied at one game apiece with the Hawks in their best-of-seven series, after Indiana's 101-85 win in Game 2. Game 3 is Thursday in Atlanta.
Larry Bird just told me his sources say Frank Vogel's job is safe. @Pacers — Kevin Pritchard (@PacersKev) April 24, 2014