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Breaking News: The LA Lakers are firing head coach Frank Vogel as early as Monday

Breaking news today around the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers are firing their head coach Frank Vogel, reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

This is following a 146-141 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night which concludes a disappointing season for the Lakers which saw them finish 32-49 and 11th in the Western Conference.

The Lakers failed to make the play-in tournament and missed the playoffs entirely two seasons after winning the 2020 NBA championship in Vogel’s first season that culminated in the Orlando bubble.

The 2021-22 season was disastrous from the start. The team acquired Russell Westbrook in a five-team trade during the offseason, trading away Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers did not have much cap space to bring in impact players around a core of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Westbrook.

Vogel went 127-98 in three seasons with the Lakers. He was hired in May 2019 after Luke Walton and the Lakers parted ways after three seasons in which the team missed the playoffs each year.