The Los Angeles Lakers’ new coaching hire may still invite more drama to a franchise that’s been rife with it in recent months.
Over the weekend, the Lakers agreed to hire Frank Vogel as their new head coach. The move came after they fired Luke Walton, then missed out on their top replacement, Tyronn Lue, over disagreements in salary, contract, length, and staff.
Interestingly, the Lakers reportedly got another coach they wanted on Vogel’s staff: Jason Kidd. The former Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets head coach will be an assistant under Vogel.
It’s fair to wonder if this will be a productive set-up for Vogel and the team. Kidd interviewed for the Lakers’ head-coaching job this offseason and reportedly impressed the team. According to reports, the Lakers wanted to include Kidd on Lue’s staff before talks