Frank Vogel is the new Lakers head coach

Frank Vogel seems to be leaving the Los Angeles Lakers as head coach, just two years after leading them to their 17th NBA championship.ThNBA championship.

The news of the change was shared on social media minutes after Vogel and his Lakers beat the Nuggets in Denver.

“Frank Vogel has coached his final game for the Lakers, a decision that’s expected to be shared with him as soon as Monday,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Tweets just after 9:30 p.m.

Vogel stated that he did not know of any job decisions made after the game.

“I haven’t been told s—. I’m going to enjoy tonight’s game. Celebrate what these young guys did … We’ll deal with tomorrow, tomorrow,”Vogel.

The Lakers, who were one of the favorites to win the 2022 championship, didn’t even qualify for the playoffs after finishing the season with only 33 wins and 49 losses.

Some of Vogel’s players came to his defense as news of his likely departure spread.

“He goes to war for his players and he wants to win. So, it’s just unfortunate that he hasn’t had a chance to have his team the last couple years, and especially this year,”Anthony Davis.

Davis, as well as Lebron James, another star player, missed significant portions of the season while he was recovering from injuries.

Although there were many veteran players who came off-season, such as Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, and Carmelo Anthony to help, they weren’t enough to make up for the loss of the Lakers’ two most important stars.

“I would just say it never came together for him. It never clicked … It was a tough situation for him,” Anthony said after Sunday’s game.

Vogel, James, Davis and the Lakers won the NBA championship in the COVID shorted 2020 season.

Vogel will not be fired, but the Lakers have not confirmed this report.

Wojnarowski said the team’s search for a new coach will take some time.

“Lakers search expected to be lengthy and expansive with no clear initial frontrunner,” the NBA insider’s tweet stated.


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