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Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

May. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers...

Lakers officially announce Vogel's hiring as next coach

May. 13, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach, two days after the sides agreed to terms. The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at its facility. The Lakers said in a release that Vogel has signed a multiyear...

AP source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

May. 11, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los Angeles...

AP Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

May. 9, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue. A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...

Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

Apr. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Pelinka called Walton leaving a mutual...

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers' president

Apr. 10, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this tempestuous franchise just over two years...

Harkless' 3 sends Blazers past LA 104-101 after Magic quits

Apr. 10, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Magic Johnson shockingly quit his job as the Lakers' president of basketball operations right before the game, the Lakers certainly didn't play like a franchise in turmoil. Maurice Harkless and the Portland Trail Blazers snared a huge win anyway. Harkless hit a corner 3-pointer at...

Warriors roll past Lakers 108-90, chasing West's top seed

Apr. 5, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A year ago, Stephen Curry was hurting and the Golden State Warriors were locked into the No. 2 seed in the West. How things have changed. Curry is feeling good and Golden State got closer to clinching the No. 1 seed with a 108-90 victory over the also-ran Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday...

Lakers' Lonzo Ball sues Big Baller co-founder alleging fraud

Apr. 3, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and his company Big Baller Brand are suing co-founder Alan Foster, alleging he conspired to steal millions of dollars from the shoe and clothing line. Foster concocted "a fraudulent scheme" to enrich himself with company money and also buy...

Westbrook records triple-double, leads Thunder past Lakers

Apr. 3, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the outcome all but decided and just over a minute remaining, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan wanted to get Russell Westbrook out of Tuesday's game. Westbrook wasn't having it, waving off Hamidou Diallo. Moments later, Westbrook grabbed a rebound and nearly snagged...