Frank Vogel Mistaken for Brad Stevens More Than Once During Pacers’ Visit to Boston, Says It’s ‘Not Uncommon’

by NESN Staff

November 23, 2013

Brad Stevens, Frank Vogel BlendBoston Celtics fans are just getting to know Brad Stevens, but it seems some could stand to do a Google image search of the new head coach.

The Indiana Pacers handily beat the Celtics on Friday night, and during his team’s visit, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel stopped in a Boston restaurant to grab some food. It was there that Vogel got some attention — being confused for Stevens.

“Twice,” Vogel said in a postgame interview. “My server first. Then on the way out, another gentleman came up and said, ‘Are you the new coach?’ I said, ‘Well, I’ve been there like three years.’ ‘But the Celtics just got a new coach.’ ‘Yeah, but I’m not the Celtics’ coach.’

“That’s not uncommon. It’s uncommon for it to happen here. It usually happens in Indianapolis.”

While the two coaches may share a similar look, their two teams are headed on divergent paths this season. The Pacers are 11-1 after the win, and the rebuilding Celtics are 4-10. Though Stevens may not exactly be in an enviable position coaching-wise, Vogel admitted be probably could have benefited from pretending to be the young coach while in Boston.

When asked if his meal was comped by the mixed-up server, Vogel replied with, “No. If I said I was Brad Stevens I probably would’ve. I wasn’t very smart with my answer I guess.”

Photo of the day

So, this happened.

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Tweet of the day

Sounds like it’ll be a barn-burner.

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Video of the day

Didn’t see that one coming.

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