Even before the Los Angeles Lakers hired Jason Kidd as an assistant coach, there were already speculations that he could aim for the head coaching position. However, new LA coach Frank Vogel is not one bit worried about it and is, in fact, ready to rust Kidd.
As noted by Corey Hansford of Lakers Nation during Vogel’s introductory press conferenc, the former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic tactician aid that he’s used to wild rumors and speculations and has developed a way of blocking them out.
“I’m very good at blocking out noise. I’ve been around this business a long time and really don’t give that a second thought,” Vogel said. “You could say that about every coach in the league, about their assistant coaches. It happens from time to time.”
Vogel also believes that if an environment is built around positivity and collaboration, then you don’t have to worry about these things.
“I believe if you treat people with respect and do the job at the highest level, build an environment of positivity and collaboration, you can’t worry about that stuff,” Vogel added. “You can’t worry about looking over your shoulder. You’ve got to worry about getting good coaches. That’s how I feel about this hire.”
It’s safe to say that it’ll be another interesting season for LeBron James and crew. With a coaching staff led by Vogel and Kidd, can James and the young guns make waves in their second season together? More importantly, will the new set of coaches attract another elite players?