April 3, 2022
Frank VogelFrank Vogel
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The remaining three regular season games could be the last for Frank Vogel as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

It has been reported that the team will and the coach will part ways following a disappointing season in which the Lakers failed even make the play-in tournament.

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Vogel’s contract is set to expire in summer and the chances are that he will not get a new deal. His position was reportedly in jeopardy earlier this season too but the front office decided to let the coach that brought a championship to the Lakers in 2020 to keep his position.

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The coach himself is aware of the rumors and admits that it weighs on him. At the same time, he is trying not to think about his future in L.A. until the time comes.

Via Bill Oram of The Athletic:

“It’s not easy to shut it out,” Vogel said. “It’s not fun to have those reports hanging over your head or seeing it everywhere you look, especially so early in the season (and) after what we’ve been able to accomplish here. But to me, that pressure of expectation has been here since the day I signed on.”

“We’ll cross that bridge when we get there,” he said. Even if he is not ready to discuss his fate, he seems to understand it. “It’s been a win-now job for each of the three years I’ve been here,” Vogel said.

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