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Los Angeles Lakers Hire Frank Vogel As The Team’s New Head Coach

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The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as the team’s new coach.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the former head coach of the Pacers and Magic agreed to a three year deal late Saturday. He will also have former Bucks coach Jason Kidd on staff.

I have absolutely no idea how this will go for LeBron James and company. Vogel’s career record is 304-291, which is barely above .500.

He’s most certainly not going to be a strong dictator in the locker room, and I find it super hard to believe LeBron won’t just walk all over him if that’s what he chooses to do.

 

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Vogel might be a good guy, but is anybody convinced he can run the show with LeBron in town? I highly doubt it.

The Lakers just hired a guy who is barely above the .500 mark, and they want him to get control of the situation? Good luck with that. (RELATED: Magic Johnson Steps Down As The President Of Basketball Operations For The Lakers)

 

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It’s LeBron’s team and Frank Vogel isn’t going to change that one bit. This past season was an absolute disaster, and I hardly believe former head coach Luke Walton was the main reason why.

Let’s not forget Magic Johnson also cut and run as soon as the season was over. Hiring a new coach, especially one like Vogel, isn’t going to fix the train wreck of a situation the team finds itself in.

 

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Best of luck to Lakers fans everywhere. Sounds like you guys are in for a fun few years with Vogel running the show!

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