The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2021-22 NBA season with title aspirations. When it was all said and done, the team didn’t even make the playoffs.
Head coach Frank Vogel was the first domino to drop. He was swiftly fired as soon as L.A.’s year came to an end.
Now the question is: who will ultimately replace him?
There appear to be two viable candidates at the moment.
“Sources maintain that the Lakers’ search is moving deliberately at least in part because L.A. wants to see if Philadelphia’s Doc Rivers or Utah’s Quin Snyder makes it to the open market this offseason,” reported NBA insider Marc Stein.
But apparently the front office hasn’t gotten the memo. Time will tell if their self-confidence will eventually be rewarded.
As fascinating as the Lakers’ coaching search is, it will also be interesting to see what the roster looks like come 2022-23.
Conversation regarding a possible Anthony Davis trade is intensifying by the day. LeBron James appears to be scoping out which squad he hopes to land with next. Russell Westbrook, who played no small role in Vogel’s termination, is as nuts as ever.
Fans noticed something about the woman behind the Dallas Stars’ bench. https://t.co/suLFtlRimt
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 8, 2022
What will the Lakers ultimately look like next year?
Time will tell.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.