The rise and fall of Frank Vogel at the Lakers

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"It was perhaps not the most surprising news when it emerged on Monday that coach Frank Vogel had been dismissed by the Los Angeles Lakers."

"One of the most star-studded teams of all time inexplicably failed to even make the NBA Play-In tournament, finishing the season with a record of 33-49 and in 11th place in the Western Conference."

"However, it would have been astonishing to imagine this scenario in September, when Vogel was handed a one-year extension to his deal,"

"And especially a year prior to that when he was lifting an NBA championship in his first year with the Lakers."

"Vogel enjoyed a good start to his career in coaching, making it to the play-offs with the Indiana Pacers in each of his first four years, reaching the Conference Finals in 2013 and 2014."

"After six years in Indiana, he moved to the Orlando Magic, but was unable to repeat the trick there with a young team,"

"with an overall regular season record in his two years in Florida of 54-110, failing to reach the post-season in either campaign before being fired in 2018."

"A year later, he was appointed by the Lakers, making a great start as he boasted a regular season record of 52-19, before going on to win their first championship in 10 years."

"The regression in 2020-21 had largely been put down to injury issues suffered by two of his stars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis,"

"and with those two back fit and after trading to bring Russell Westbrook in from the Washington Wizards, the Lakers went into the 2021-22 season as one of the favourites to go all the way."

"the Lakers losing eight straight games to miss out on the Play-In tournament, only slightly improving their record with two final wins before the end of the regular season"

"and ultimately, the end of Vogel's time in LA."

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"33-49 win-loss record for LA Lakers in 2021-22."

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