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    Pacers coach knows one pretty neat trick - and it has nothing to do with coaching

    Oct 12, 2013
    “Teaching is like coaching. I always tell my daughters that I’m no different from their Math teacher or their Spanish teacher. I love sharing my knowledge to the players, see them improve on their game, and get the rewards for their hard work,

    OTHER than his talent for coaching, there’s one more thing Indiana Pacers mentor Frank Vogel is good at.

    As a child, Vogel learned to spin the ball on his fingers and on certain objects including a toothbrush.

    The 40-year-old Vogel actually excelled doing the trick it eventually led to an appearance in a segment called `Stupid Human Tricks’ in the David Letterman Show in 1986.

    Asked about his special talent, Vogel was more than willing to talk about the matter before mediamen.

    “I had a lot of time as a child so one of the tricks that I do to try to improve my ballhandling skills was to spin it on certain objects. So one time, I saw at a basketball camp someone spinning the ball using a toothbrush,” he recalled.

    Vogel had since been hooked on doing it.

    Here's  a YouTube video of Vogel's appearance on the David Letterman Show as a child spinning a ball on the tip of a toothbrush while brushing his teeth:

    When asked if he had taught the trick to his players at Indiana, Vogel let out a big smile.

    “It is not something that I try to teach my players. You do a lot of shooting, passing, defending, and rebounding but not spinning the ball,” he laughed.

    Vogel willingly presided over a coaching clinic for local coaches as part of the many activities lined up for the first ever NBA pre-season game in the country.

    The Indiana coach admitted he is passionate about teaching the game.

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    “Teaching is like coaching. I always tell my daughters that I’m no different from their Math teacher or their Spanish teacher. I love sharing my knowledge to the players, see them improve on their game, and get the rewards for their hard work,” Vogel said.

    “It is always a rewarding thing to teach.”

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