The Lakers are planning to pair Jason Kidd with Vogel as an assistant coach, league sources said

The Lakers are planning to pair Jason Kidd with Vogel as an assistant coach, league sources said

  • 10:14 PM ET. Frank Vogel has agreed to a three-year deal to become the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told ESPN. Vogel met with Lakers management Thursday and talks escalated quickly toward an offer Saturday to end the franchise’s tumultuous coaching process with his hiring, sources said.
  • The Lakers completed the deal Saturday afternoon with Vogel’s agent, Lonnie Cooper, who also represents LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
  • Jason Kidd has also agreed to a deal to become a prominent assistant coach on Vogel’s staff, league sources said.
  • The Lakers are enthusiastic about the prospect of Kidd working with point guard Lonzo Ball on a full-time basis.
  • Vogel’s candidacy speaks to the significant influence of Lakers adviser Kurt Rambis and former coach Phil Jackson, whose opinions weigh heavily with owner Jeanie Buss.
  • Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka has spent the past few days gathering information among those who’ve worked with both Vogel and Kidd about how they believe those two could complement each other on a Lakers coaching staff, league sources said.
  • Vogel went 250-181 while leading the Pacers, the second-most wins and second-highest win percentage by a head coach in franchise history.