NBA coaches believe Lakers’ Vogel only received one year of overtime


Not only have the Los Angeles Lakers had to contend with building an almost entirely new roster for next season, the coaching staff have also moved.

It all started when the Dallas Mavericks hired Jason Kidd to be the next head coach, which prompted Kidd to bring Greg St. Jean to his staff; Kidd also recently brought in Jared Dudley, although Dudley is not on the Lakers coaching staff.

Los Angeles hired David Fizdale, who had ties to LeBron James during the time they both represented the Miami Heat, to replace Kidd’s place.

Then the Lakers couldn’t come to an agreement with assistant coach Lionel Hollins, who was reportedly frustrated with LA’s lack of communication, to extend his contract, so they promoted Mike Penberthy to an end-of-season position. bench.

While all of this happened, the Lakers still had to work out head coach Frank Vogel’s future with the team.

Vogel had a year left on the three-year deal he signed in 2019, and it started to surprise staff members that he hadn’t already received an extension based on winning a championship. his first season and lead LA to the league’s best defense last year. despite numerous injuries.

Although the Lakers ultimately announced Vogel’s extension, terms of the deal have not been released.

According to NBA Insider Marc Stein, the league’s NBA coaches are wondering if Vogel was only given one year in that overtime:

The Lakers finally gave Vogel his long-awaited contract extension on August 6 to ensure he doesn’t enter this season as a lame duck with an expiring deal, but the lingering lack of clarity on the details of overtime led to the presumption in training circles where only one season was completed despite the championship Vogel won in his first season in LA

It is not known when the terms of the extension will be reported, if any. Otherwise, only time will tell if it was only a year before the start of the next offseason.

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