Pacer players have made it clear they want Frank Vogel to be the full-time heach coach next season.
The biggest questions floating around the organization is, who will president Larry Bird finally choose? And how much longer will he make us wait?
"We'll sit down with Frank and the assistant coaches and talk to them," Bird said at Tuesday's news conference when asked how the coaching situation was coming. "I've had multiple conversations with Frank. I think Frank deserves a chance. He'll get the first and last interview."
After replacing Jim O'Brien midway through last season, Vogel and the Pacers posted a 20-18 record to close out the regular and led the team to its first playoff birth since 2006.
Early in his tenure as interim head coach for the Pacers Vogel set the tone early. Instead of the perimeter style office under O'Brien, Vogel switched things up moving Tyler Hansbrough and Paul George into the lineup and focused on attacking the basket.
Bird said although he likes Vogel, he's keeping his options open and pointed out that there is a lot of interest for the coaching vacancy around the league.  
"Frank is going to get every opportunity to get this job," Bird said. "What we're doing now is going through the process and hopefully it won't take more than a week or two."
While the media continues to make a big deal about how the Pacers have yet to name a coach, Birds laid back personality has shown through as he told reporters Tuesday that he's not in any rush. With the NBA Draft just two days away, he has other things to worry about first. 
"I'm not in a hurry to hire a coach," he said. "It has nothing to do with the potential lockout. There were some things that happened last year that I didn't feel comfortable with. We want to do it right. We like Frank, our players like Frank and I like him. It's just a process that I knew was going to take a while." 
Bird said that he knows people want Vogel to have a say in who the Pacers choose with their 15th pick, but in reality NBA coaches don't follow college basketball closely enough to make those type of decisions.
Although Bird plans to ask Vogel for his opinion on what players he likes in the upcoming draft or what position he thinks the team needs focus on, he made it clear that the final decision on who's name is called come Thursday night will go through him, and him alone. 
"When the final say comes I'll make the draft pick and I'm pretty positive we're going to get a player that can help us," he said.