The Los Angeles Lakers’ season is done and many expect changes to be made to the coaching position in the coming days.
The Los Angeles Lakers season came to an end last night, with a loss to the Phoenix Suns 121-110. And with their season finally over, many expect there to be changes to the head coach position.
Frank Vogel has been the Lakers’ head coach since 2019. He led the team to a championship in 2020 but ever since then, the Lakers have gone downhill. Some believe the Lakers’ terrible season is a result of the many injuries sustained by Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Others attribute it to the bad season Russell Westbrook is having. But Frank Vogel is going to take some blame too.
Frank Vogel most likely won’t return as the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach next season
According to Bleacher Report, the Lakers already have candidates lined up as possible replacements for Vogel. Sports Reporter Marc Stein, reported Utah Jazz head coach Quinn Snyder, has been mentioned as a replacement for Vogel. Snyder was an assistant under head coach Mike Brown, for the Lakers, during the 2011-12 season.
Another candidate that has been mentioned by league sources is Doc Rivers. Rivers is the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, and last season he led the team to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Rivers was also head coach of the 2008 Boston Celtics team that won the championship.
The Lakers end the season with a 31-48 record, one of the worst seasons in the history of the franchise. Whoever the Lakers get to replace Vogel as head coach, I am sure fans will be happy for a change and to put this season behind them.