Posts about Frank Vogel
Per Stein: "The Celts are interested in two of the top available former head coaches — Frank Vogel and Terry Stotts — but pessimistic about their chances of luring either to usher the unproven Mazzulla through this massive step up onto the big stage."
Found this buried in an article on SI, apparently it was in Stein's recent newsletter which is hidden behind a paywall.
Regarding Vogel, he and Brad Stevens have a long-standing relationship. And well before he became a championship-winning head coach with the Lakers in the bubble in 2020, Vogel began his career in Boston as the Celtics' head video coordinator. He then joined the coaching staff as an assistant in 2001, spending three years in that role.
While Vogel is an outstanding defensive coach, Stotts is better known for his work on the offensive side of the operation. He has over 500 wins as a head coach, mostly from his nine years at the helm in Portland. In 2019, the Blazers made a run to the Western Conference Finals.
[Oram] The Lakers undervalued, undercut and mistreated Frank Vogel. And that was all before they let their championship coach be fired with a tweet. Ask yourself: What top coaching candidate would sign up for the experience Vogel just had?
Pelinka never really seemed like he had faith in Vogel as the long term coach (lowballed him with his contract + only a years extension after the bubble)
Everyone knew Vogel was out. Nobody can deny it needed to happen
Pelinka should be ashamed and embarrassed that he fired a coach through a tweet from Woj
No coach worth their salt should want the job seeing that (mentions Nurse, Snyder, Rivers)
Magic Johnson leaving left Pelinka with a reputation as a backstabber that he has been fighting hard to shed. Does not believe that will change now
Vogel still has had no contact with Pelinka or other hugh level staff since the report
Demarcus Cousins "The man didnt even make it to the fucking flight!"
Despite his many faults, Vogel should be proud. He won a ring and handled the Kobe Bryant tragedy with grace as the defacto spokesperson for the Lakers
Vogel was very close to being fired in January. A win in Utah kept him safe
He believes that the Lakers will have to go for "another Vogel" I.e. a coach who has spent a year + out of the league or out as a HC - Joerger, Stotts, Mike Brown mentioned