Frank Vogel Rumors
According to a report by Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, the NBA could be on the verge of going a full season without a head coach firing or resignation for the first time in 53 years. Also, it would be just the third time in league history – the 1960-61 season (eight teams) and the 1963-64 season (nine teams) are the others – when no coach was fired or resigned over the entire regular-season schedule. Of course, anything can still happen over the final three weeks of the season, but Vogel is holding out hope that all 30 coaches that started the season with their teams will finish it. “I noticed it a couple of weeks ago and I just kind of thought to myself, `Has anybody been let go?’ The fact that no one has, it’s a shock,’’ Vogel admitted.
Anything can still happen over the final three weeks of the season, but Vogel is holding out hope that all 30 coaches that started the season with their teams will finish it. “I noticed it a couple of weeks ago and I just kind of thought to myself, `Has anybody been let go?’ The fact that no one has, it’s a shock,’’ Vogel admitted.
“It’s been overly volatile and unreasonably so, quite frankly, over the last five-to-10 years in particular,’’ Vogel said. “(No firings) is something that is great for our profession. I think teams need to understand that continuity is important. Everybody wants to win now, but there is strength in continuity. So the fact that (no one has been fired), that’s a good thing.’’
The simpler move for Orlando, of course, would be to hire an on-the-rise executive to take over basketball operations and work with first-year coach Frank Vogel. Ex-Magic forward Pat Garrity, presently in Detroit as part of Stan Van Gundy’s cabinet, has emerged as a potential target to come aboard in precisely those circustances and inherit Vogel, who appeared to be absolved from blame for Orlando’s 25-45 misery this season when Hennigan conceded that the roster was overloaded with big men and traded Serge Ibaka to Toronto just eight months after surrendering Victor Oladipo, No. 11 overall Domantas Sabonis and a first-round pick to bring Ibaka in.
He recorded triple-doubles in each of the Magic’s last two games, including a dominant 22-point, 14-rebound, 14-assist performance in a victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Bulls. “I just love that he’s playing with confidence,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “It hasn’t always looked that way this year. He’s been in attack mode. He has more space around him.”