Frank Vogel Reportedly Hired as Lakers Head Coach

The coach inked a three-year contract, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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The Lakers have apparently found their new head coach.

Weeks after the franchise announced it was parting ways with Luke Walton, sources revealed that Frank Vogel has agreed to take on the head coaching position. Insiders told ESPN the 45-year-old's contract is for three years, but did not provide any details about salary. 

Frank Vogel has agreed to a deal to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 11, 2019

Frank Vogel's contract with the Lakers, per sources: Three years.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 11, 2019

Vogel was considered a front-runner for the gig, after Tyronn Lue and the Lakers  "reached an impasse" in their negotiations. Former Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff also interviewed for the position. 

Sources have also confirmed that ex-Bucks and -Nets coach Jason Kidd will join Vogel's staff.

Jason Kidd has agreed to join Vogel's Lakers staff in a prominent assistant coaching role, league sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 11, 2019

"Under Vogel, the Lakers are unlikely to distinguish between a top assistant and the rest of the coaches," ESPN reported. "One Lakers source described it as 'the Phil Jackson model' of assembling a staff. The influence of Jackson and Kurt Rambis weighs heavily in the Vogel hiring."

Vogel has a 304-291 overall record as a head coach. Before heading to Orlando, he led the Pacers to two Eastern Conference finals in in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

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