For weeks, there has been talk of the firing of Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel.
It all came to fruition on Monday, as news broke that the Lakers planned to fire Vogel before the end of the day.
This ends a roller coaster tenure for Vogel, who has had the highest highs and the lowest lows.
However, he leaves the team with the respect of many, including LeBron James.
LeBron James: “I respect Frank as a coach and as a man…He’s a man who gives his all to the game…At the end of the day, I don’t know what’s going to happen with Frank and him being here , but I have nothing but respect for him”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 11, 2022
James spoke to the media on Monday and spoke about Vogel, his work ethic and his time with the team.
The Los Angeles superstar said: “I respect Frank as a coach and as a man. He’s a man who gives everything to the game. At the end of the day, I don’t know what’s going to happen with Frank and him here, but I have nothing but respect for him.
It’s great to hear that James still cares so much about Vogel, but he’s got one thing wrong: he really knows what’s going to happen with him.
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Vogel’s firing is the NBA’s worst-kept secret and everyone knew it was coming.
In fact, the search for a new Lakers head coach has already begun before Vogel has even finished packing his boxes.
Many names are currently attached to the post, including Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder, Juwan Howard, Nick Nurse, and more.
The good news for Vogel is that his time in the NBA isn’t over.
No one can deny the success Vogel has found with the Lakers.
Just a few seasons ago, the team went all the way and won the NBA Finals.
Of course, things ended on a sour note, but there was a lot to celebrate about Vogel’s time in Los Angeles.
There is no doubt that he will find more work within the association, it just won’t be with the Lakers.