Frank Vogel replacements: If Quin Snyder somehow becomes available, the Lakers need to shoot their shot
The notion that Quin Snyder could be out with the Utah Jazz is very interesting. He has been a great head coach for them for the better part of a decade. While the postseason success has not been up to par, Utah regularly has one of the better teams in the Western Conference year in and year out. If the Lakers think they can get him, they need to put forth their strongest offer possible.
Snyder had been on Brown’s staff in Los Angeles previously, but he also could be a candidate to replace one of his mentors in Gregg Popovich if the iconic San Antonio Spurs head coach decides to retire. Of course, there is a chance Utah may still want Snyder to be coaching its team. Even if the Lakers and Spurs are being used a potential contract leverage, the Lakers still have to try here.
Landing Snyder would be like getting a better version of Vogel, a well-respected coach in the league, but one who specializes in other key areas. Vogel likes bigs, whereas Snyder is more keen on player development. Again, it would be shocking to see him leave Salt Lake City, but the fact his name is out there in the rumor mill, it gives a desperate team like the Lakers a reason to be all-in.
With nothing left to lose, the Lakers should make a serious run at Snyder if he becomes available.