Lakers Officially Announce Coaching Staff

The Lakers have officially announced the assistant coaches who will join new head coach Frank Vogel on the team’s bench this season.

As expected, former head coaches Jason Kidd and Lionel Hollins are the headliners of the group. Their deals with the team were previously reported, as was Phil Handy‘s. Handy has appeared in five consecutive NBA Finals, having coached in Cleveland before joining the Raptors for the 2018/19 season.

The Lakers also confirmed the previously-reported hirings of former Lakers player Mike Penberthy and former Hornets player development coach Quinton Crawford, both of whom will be assistants. Miles Simon will be the only returning assistant from last season’s staff.

“I could not be more excited about the group we’ve assembled,” Vogel said in a statement. “Each of these guys brings a unique set of skills and experiences that will greatly impact the success of our players, as we look to build a championship-caliber team.”

The Lakers also announced that they’ve hired Greg St. Jean as a player development coach/advance scout and Dru Anthrop as the team’s head video coordinator/player development coach.

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14 thoughts on “Lakers Officially Announce Coaching Staff

  1. Long Duc Dong

    Well there you have it. The Lakers will now win the next 12 championships in a row and move their practice facility to Lebron’s garage.

    • Victor Gunzales

      not one not two not three not four ….
      anyways basically LBJ is passive aggressive HC and Kidd is his top assistant ie getting the rest of team to fall in line while Vogel takes all the heat for the Ls and Hollins does all the actual work.

      • arc89

        you guys are funny. lakers still struggle to make playoffs after many injuries.

        • Victor Gunzales

          @arc I mean if I had to bet $$$ I would say they win 50 games and make it to WCF , but I could also see Lebron not being able to do the things he did before father time is the ultimate opponent.

  2. Danthemilwfan

    So the over/under on Luke Walton being the head coach by the allstar break? Lol

  3. crazylarry

    Opening night announcer. “ Now introducing the Head Coach LeBron James err Jason Kidd I mean that tall Frank named guy sitting on the bench over there”.

      • Equinsu Ocha

        I stuck up for Lue when the Lakers refused to go 5 years on his deal. but how many other offers did he have really? is he just going to wait around for his phone to ring from team LeBron?

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