Coaching staff not to blame for poor form: LA Lakers' Lebron James

Coach Frank Vogel is once again under fire, especially after his most recent loss against his previous squad.

LeBron James in a file photo, (Image credit: Twitter)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Jan 20, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers continued their bad luck by falling to the Indiana Pacers. With this loss against the Pacers, the Lakers have now lost four of their previous five games, putting a lot of pressure on them. Frank Vogel is once again under fire, especially after his most recent loss to his previous squad. However, LeBron James believes that any of the pressure is unwarranted, as the Lakers’ coaching staff is not to blame for the team’s dismal performance. During the post-game press conference, LeBron James stated that the Lakers’ coaching staff is not to blame for the team’s recent poor performance.

Frank Vogel will understandably be anxious about his job security. However, according to recent reports, the Lakers are not looking to replace Vogel. Plans can always change in the future, but Vogel is expected to remain as the head coach for the time being. However, this is not the case for everyone.

According to reports, a former NBA executive believes the Lakers should cut their losses and fire Frank Vogel as their head coach. Given that the Lakers have one of the worst defences in the NBA, and Vogel was hired primarily for his defensive strategy, there are those who agree with that opinion.

Vogel might be able to change things around. That is why LeBron James and the Lakers’ executive office have faith in him. Vogel needs to get the most out of his players and return the defence to being one of the best in the NBA in the future. Given how bad the Lakers have been this season, Vogel and his team have their work cut out for them. And they need to improve their form quickly and maintain it in order to make the playoffs at the absolute least.

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Vogel under fire

The Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel has been under the radar since the game against the Nuggets where the Lakers were beaten by Denver with a 37 point margin. The LA Lakers are sitting seventh in the western conference with 22 wins and 22 losses and the heat is on coach Vogel for the team’s performance. Vogel’s tenure with the Lakers was in jeopardy and his tenure probably could have ended if not for the close win against Utah Jazz.

The win over Utah has delayed the call from the team management on coach Frank Vogel. It is reported that the team will evaluate him on a game to game basis also tracking whether he still has a command on his players and the roster.