Frank Vogel Job Security With Lakers Causing Concern
June 27, 2021
Will Frank Vogel keep his job with the Los Angeles Lakers? The head coach is in the final year of his future with the team. His role with the Lakers is still making headlines.
The Lakers plan to extend Vogel in the summer. Kyle Goon of the O.C. Register said that some members of the organization are “surprised” about this information.
“While ESPN reported shortly after the season ended that the Lakers planned to engage Vogel on extension discussions, and most expect Vogel will return with a new deal before next season, it has surprised some within the organization that the coach hasn’t received that deal already.”
Frank Vogel loves his job
Vogel would love to be a “Laker for life.” However, he didn’t say much about this during his exit interview.
“I really just prefer those conversations to remain private,” Vogel said, per Silver Screen & Roll. “Obviously I love it here, I love this organization and hope to be a Laker for life. But all that stuff will play out in the right time and those conversations will remain private.”
Vogel may be the first Lakers coach to sign a contract extension since Phil Jackson in 2007.
The front office said they will work on an extension for Vogel before the start of the 2021-22 NBA season.
“Listen, Frank has done an outstanding job as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. To come into an organization and in his first year to help us achieve the ultimate goal is really incredible, and something that we are so grateful and appreciative of,” Pelinka told reporters. “This year I think he did everything he could to battle through some of the things that our team faced that we couldn’t control, and did the best he could in times of adversity to keep everybody together,” Pelinka said.
Some fans criticize Vogel but he has proven himself enough to get an extension. Vogel led the team to the NBA title in 2020 and he was able to keep everything afloat during this horrible season.
A lot of players struggled on the floor. Some of the suffered injuries. Vogel’s defensive mindset found a way to change the identity of the Lakers and the team finished as the best defense.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.