Frank Vogel was reported has agreed to a multi-year contract to become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, an NBA insider, Vogel’s contract is three years.
He will be also joined by Jason Kidd as one of his assistant coaches.
“We are excited to add Frank Vogel as the next head coach of the Lakers,” said Pelinka. “Coach Vogel has a proven track record of success in the NBA Playoffs, and he reflects the core qualities we were looking for in a head coach – including, detailed game preparation, extreme hard work, and holding players accountable to the highest basketball standards.”
Vogel’s highlights in coaching was during his stint with the Indiana Pacers during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 NBA Season. He helped led the Pacers to reach the Eastern Conference Finals twice but lost to LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
Now with LeBron James in his lineup in Los Angeles, looks like there’s no more thorn and no more reason for him to fail to reach the NBA Finals.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to join the Lakers, a prestigious organization that I have long admired,” said Vogel. “I look forward to coaching such phenomenal talent and bringing my strategic vision to the team.”
Paul George was the player whom Vogel developed during his coaching years in Indiana.
He is now the 27th head coach hired by the franchise and the 23rd for the Los Angeles era.