Frank Vogel Rumors
After evaluating their lineups and rotation in training camp and the preseason, the Lakers determined in recent days, sources say, that it would be best to stagger James and Westbrook. It was something the Lakers considered doing last season, but then-head coach Frank Vogel was reluctant because he feared Westbrook wouldn’t respond well to coming off the bench.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Rob Pelinka, the team’s vice president of basketball operations and general manager, agreed to a contract extension before hiring new head coach Darvin Ham in early June, a league source told The Athletic. The extension, which was first reported by Yahoo! Sports on Saturday, will run through 2026. After former Lakers coach Frank Vogel was fired in mid-April, the source said a decision was made to extend Pelinka in order to align his contract with the expected contractual timeline of the incoming coach. The move was made before the coaching search even began.
After former Lakers coach Frank Vogel was fired in mid-April, the source said a decision was made to extend Pelinka in order to align his contract with the expected contractual timeline of the incoming coach. The move was made before the coaching search even began.
Coaching sources say that the Celts are likewise interested in two of the top available former head coaches — Frank Vogel and Terry Stotts — but pessimistic about their chances of luring either to usher the unproven Mazzulla through this massive step up onto the big stage.
Tim MacMahon: Jason Kidd invited former Lakers coach Frank Vogel to Mavs training camp but made him sit next to @Chuck Cooperstein. pic.twitter.com/sLmcL4zUA5
Chris Mannix: Don’t be surprised if Frank Vogel is considered for the Celtics bench. Joe Mazzulla is expected to be elevated, but the staff is thin with head coaching experience. Vogel has a longstanding relationship with Brad Stevens.