The Los Angeles Lakers plan to make serious changes ahead of the new season. The team has just finished a disappointing season and players won’t go through the same again. According to several analysts, the Lakers training camp will look a lot different in the upcoming season. Frank Vogel left the franchise the front office fired him right after the regular season.
Many would say Vogel was the scapegoat for the Lakers. The team made so many mistakes and this includes members of the front office as well. Players struggled with injuries and some of them didn’t meet expectations. Russell Westbrook had a disappointing season and fans were really frustrated. He joined the team as a third option behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but he had too many turnovers and fans were frustrated. A lot of people wanted him to leave the franchise, but Rob Pelinka didn’t trade him.
The Lakers training staff to see even more changes in the future
Vogel left the franchise and Judy Seto is the next in the line. After firing Vogel earlier this month, the Lakers decided to cut ties with the longtime member of the training staff.
Dan Woike reported that Seto’s deal with the team expired.
“Judy Seto, a longtime presence within the Lakers training staff, is no longer with the team after her contract expired, sources with knowledge told The Times,” wrote Woike.
Seto was the Lakers director of sports performance since 2019. She was the team’s head physical therapist from 2011 to 2016. In other words, Seto was a key member of the organization. Let’s not forget that she worked really closely with late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Sources reveal that her first contact with the purple and gold happened in the 1990s.
Seto’s departure won’t really force the Lakers to get a replacement. Athletic trainer Roger Sancho is head of the department.
What’s next? The Lakers will definitely make even more changes. The only thing we can do right now is sit and wait for another official statement. These changes may go all the way to the front office.