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Lakers (Frank Vogel), Kings (Alvin Gentry) tell coaches they’re done

Lakers coach Frank Vogel

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - APRIL 05: Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on April 05, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 121-110. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Lakers and Kings are already into their coach searches.

Los Angeles (Frank Vogel) finally and Sacramento (Alvin Gentry) told their outgoing coaches.

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The Lakers also officially announced dismissing Vogel. But they already informed the world yesterday they were firing him, which was just another acknowledgment of something long viewed as inevitable. Today’s noteworthy development is actually telling him directly.

Vogel guided the Lakers to the 2020 championship and leaves with his reputation mostly intact. He didn’t get this year’s team to respond to him, but he was far from the biggest problem.

Likewise, there wasn’t much Gentry could’ve done with these Kings. (And he probably even less than that.) Gentry took over for Luke Walton, whom Sacramento fired in November. Gentry positioned himself to get this interim role, but it quickly became apparent Sacramento’s problems were over his head.