Frank Vogel On the Brink of Being Fired Following Embarrassing Loss

Frank Vogel is on the hot seat.

The Los Angeles Lakers head coach is being evaluated game-to-game at this point moving forward.

The Lakers’ best win of the season served as a morale booster, and potentially a job-saver for Frank Vogel for the time being.

A report from The Athletic on Tuesday morning revealed that Vogel’s job was on the line on Monday night following the team’s embarrassing performance in Denver on Saturday, and he could have been fired for another similar showing.

“By the time the Lakers and Jazz tipped off on Monday night, sources said, Vogel was coaching for his job after he narrowly avoided being fired in the wake of the 37-point loss in Denver 48 hours earlier. Had a scene like that repeated itself against the Jazz, many believed it would have been Vogel’s last game.

Vogel, who coached the Lakers to a championship in 2020 and whose contract runs through the 2022-23 campaign, is being evaluated on a game-to-game basis and remains at risk of being fired soon if the progress doesn’t continue, sources said. It’s unclear how much Monday’s win relieved the pressure that surrounds him.”

Marc Stein reported on Twitter that he had heard similar things about Vogel’s job security, or lack thereof:

The Lakers are set to go on their annual Grammy road trip after a home game against the Pacers on Wednesday, it could be a do-or-die stretch for Vogel.

The writing is on the wall, only a matter of time before LeBron sends him packing.


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