The Los Angeles Lakers continue to be one of the most maddeningly inconsistent teams in the NBA. A picture of mediocrity, the Lakers currently sit at 22-22, with rumors swirling around the job security of head coach Frank Vogel, which has seemingly been on shaky ground all season. A bombshell rumor emerged saying that Vogel’s job was very much in danger, though the drama took a shocking twist after the latest rumor emerged via Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.
Story from @BA_Turner and me: Inside the latest drama with the Lakers and Frank Vogel – sources say “no current plans” to replace him https://t.co/EOq0iGVlxA
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) January 19, 2022
Per Woike, the Lakers have no current plans to replace Frank Vogel as their head coach. Though, the major caveat when it comes to Vogel’s job status is that this is the Lakers’ current plan, according to the rumor.
Vogel and assistant David Fizdale apparently sat down with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and senior basketball adviser Kurt Rambis after the team’s recent loss to the Sacramento Kings, with Rambis reportedly sitting in a on pregame coach’s meeting.
The Lakers responded to the urgency amid Vogel’s job concerns and walked away with a big victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday, seemingly saving their head coach’s job in the process.
There will undoubtedly be more rumors about Frank Vogel’s job status moving forward, especially if the Lakers continue to struggle. However, in the latest twist, Vogel’s job appears to be safe. For now.