It seems like it didn’t take long for the Los Angeles Lakers to find a new coach after firing Luke Walton. According to ESPN, Frank Vogel has agreed to sign a three-year deal to become the new coach of the LA Lakers.
Vogel met with the Lakers management on Thursday, as the negotiations didn’t take long and on Saturday Vogel decided to accept the Lakers offer and take one of the most prestigious, but pressures coaching jobs in the NBA.
Adding to that, Jason Kidd who was in talks for the head coaching job in April has agreed to a deal to become an assistant coach to Vogel.
The 45-year-old Vogel has agreed to the job after the Lakers didn’t manage to agree on terms with Monty Williams and Tyron Lue.
Vogel is most known for his successful coaching stint with the Indiana Pacers, with which he went deep numerous times in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, but never managed to get them to the end. He ended up with a pretty good 250-181 record and second highest win percentage in Pacers franchise history.
The Lakers are also very excited for the addition of Jason Kidd, as he could be of big help for their young point guard Lonzo Ball, who has been compared numerous times to him, as their frames and play style have a lot of resemblances. Maybe under Kidd’s hand, Lonzo could finally reach his potential.