Lakers Will Interview Frank Vogel Today

The Lakers are wasting no time resuming their head coaching search after negotiations with Tyronn Lue fell apart, according to Broderick Turner of The Los Angeles Times. Frank Vogel, former head coach with the Magic and Pacers, will interview for the position later today.

Vogel was one of three new candidates mentioned Wednesday after the Lakers and Lue both announced that negotiations had ceased. The others were Mike Woodson and Lionel Hollins, who will presumably both get interviews soon.

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Vogel compiled a 304-291 record in two seasons in Orlando and five-plus seasons in Indiana. He took the Pacers to the playoffs five times, including back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and 2014. He was considered a strong candidate to be lead assistant if things had worked out with Lue.

Based on the prior round of interviews, Vogel is expected to meet with controlling owner Jeanie Buss, GM Rob Pelinka, co-owners Joey Buss (who runs the G League South Bay Lakers) and Jesse Buss (assistant GM and director of scouting), Chief Operating Officer Tim Harris, director of special projects Linda Rambis and senior advisor Kurt Rambis.

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