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SportLeBron James shows up for Frank Vogel's first press conference as Lakers coach

23:35  20 may  2019
23:35  20 may  2019 Source:

Report: Frank Vogel made 'strong impression' with Lakers

Report: Frank Vogel made 'strong impression' with Lakers After missing out on Monty Williams then ruining a deal with Tyronn Lue, a new name is reportedly emerging as a potential favorite to be the Los Angeles Lakers next head coach. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Frank Vogel made a "strong impression" during his interview with the Lakers, and both sides are expected to talk again about the team’s head coaching vacancy. ESPN reporting with @NotoriousOHM: Former Orlando and Indiana coach Frank Vogel made a strong impression on Lakers in his interview and sides are expected to talk again on head coaching job. Story soon.

LeBron James shows up for Frank Vogel's first press conference as Lakers coach© Getty EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 20: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers head present during as new Lakers head coach Frank Vogel speaks to media at a press conference at UCLA Health Training Center on May 20, 2019 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) LeBron James showed up for new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel's first press conference.

Vogel was introduced Monday morning as the new Lakers head coach. LeBron was among the people in attendance.

Though it may not seem like much, that’s symbolically a big move.

James is regarded as a superstar powerful enough to determine the fate of a coach. If he is not pleased with a coach, the team would be likely to fire the coach in response. That seems to have been part of the reason Luke Walton lost his job. If he showed no respect for the new coach, there would be very little chance of that new coach succeeding.

Instead, by attending the press conference, James seems to be showing respect for the coach, which is a sign he will give him a chance. In fact, Vogel says he has already had a positive conversation with James. He’s also expecting a big bounce-back season from the star.

The Lakers are coming off a 37-45 season that saw them miss the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season. Vogel and James will work to try and end that streak next season.

Report: LeBron thought Magic 'did well' in TV interview.
By his own account, LeBron James was stunned by Magic Johnson's sudden resignation as Los Angeles Lakers president on April 9. Now, almost two months later, it seems James was pleased with Johnson's now-infamous TV appearance on Monday, in which he eviscerated the Lakers and GM Rob Pelinka. A source close to LeBron told ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk that James thought Johnson "did well" during his appearance on ESPN's "First Take." Among other things, Johnson accused Pelinka of stabbing him in the back and questioned team owner Jeanie Buss's management skills.

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