Frank Vogel has agreed to a three-year deal to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told ESPN.
Vogel met with Lakers management Thursday and talks escalated quickly toward an offer Saturday to end the franchise’s tumultuous coaching process with his hiring, sources said.
The Lakers completed the deal Saturday afternoon with Vogel’s agent, Lonnie Cooper, who also represents LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
Jason Kidd has also agreed to a deal to become a prominent assistant coach on Vogel’s staff, league sources said.
The Lakers are enthusiastic about the prospect of Kidd working with point guard Lonzo Ball on a full-time basis. Kidd also has a strong relationship and history with LeBron James; the two were former teammates for USA Basketball.
Vogel, 45, was the third coach to be offered the Lakers’ coaching job. Monty Williams and Ty Lue both rejected the Lakers’ offers.
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