Frank Vogel has only needed two years at the helm of the Los Angeles Lakers to make a notable impact within the organization.
In his first season on the team, he led the Californian franchise to its 17th title as NBA champion in the Orlando bubble, in a unique environment full of health and safety protocols and general uncertainty.
The following year, the injuries of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, as well as a Phoenix Suns in a state of grace, crossed his path in the first round of the playoffs. Still, Vogel solidified the rear, ranking the Lakers as the best defense in the league.
The coach had initially signed a three-season contract, entering the last of them this summer. For this reason, the Lakers responded by renewing Vogel at the beginning of last August in an agreement that many indicated as multi-annual, since the conditions did not transpire to the public.
However, recent information from The Athletic suggests that the general manager Rob Pelinka only extended Vogel’s contract for one more season, that is, until the end of 2022-23. This date would coincide with the termination of the agreement that currently unites LeBron James with the team.
If Vogel is able to put the Lakers in the right position to conquer a new ring, it is very possible that he will aspire to serve a longer period in the organization.
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