Frank Vogel out fromt the Los Angeles Lakers? The coach failed to enter the playoffs in this one. Quin Snyder could be his substitute, as reported by Marc Stein, a former NY Times reporter. Utah Jazz coach said: "My focus is on our guys and our team.
And as I said, taking on hypotheses in these kinds of questions in whatever form I think is disrespectful." Bleacher Report has instead nominated Doc Rivers. Currently manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, Rivers would certainly be an experienced name for the Lakers bench.
Someone has also speculated on a return as manager of Kurt Rambis, but it seems to be unlikely. But also other returns such as those of Mike Brown or Steve Clifford, who closed his three-year experience at the Orlando Magic.
Isiah Thomas of NBA TV said: "Let's give Coach Vogel the respect he deserves. With this team he won an NBA championship for the Lakers organization and at that time it was the right coach for them. Now can that be said? Maybe? no, but that does not mean that he is not a good coach.
In the NBA you have to find the right coach for the right players to reap success, Now Vogel is not for the Lakers, but he could turn out to be so for other teams. Two years ago he won a title, it didn't go stupid all of a sudden.
This time the correct joint was missing. " Brendan Haywood added: "The Lakers roster next year will be completely different anyway but Vogel looks more like a sacrificial lamb to me. He pays the original sin of a roster not built properly.
Who were the NBA champions before the Bucks? The Lakers. I know there is talk of the bubble and everything but in that context they were the best team and Vogel did an excellent job. Frank Vogel is a manager, not a magician group with [structural] defects, without young people, with a handful of older players unable to guarantee maximum effort on a daily basis for each game, with the two best players often injured and a third who has never found the square, had there been Phil Jackson in his place nothing would have changed.
Impossible for anyone to coach the Lakers this year because they weren't ready to win from the start."
"LeBron asked his bodyguards to take a picture with me," said...
Juan Martin Del Potro said that NBA legend LeBron James, at the end of the 2009 US Open final won by the Argentinian against Roger Federer, asked him to take a picture together.
Del Potro said: "After the ceremony and the tournament dinner, I remember Justin Timberlake calling me and inviting me to a private party. All of Hollywood was there: singers, actors, famous people, but suddenly the most important thing was me.
I have an imprinted image of LeBron James asking security guards for permission to take a picture with me." Del Potro also revealed that as a child his favorite sport was soccer: "The priority when I was a child was always football, I played tennis just to pass the time.
I think it was more boring for me, at the end of each training session you had to collect all the balls, or when they sent you to play with the wall. This whole perception changed for me when I got on a plane to Brazil to play a South American tournament."
Juan Martin Del Potro's tearful announcement a few weeks ago that he had decided to stop playing tennis, due to those damned physical problems that have plagued him throughout his career, was a blow to everyone. those who have never stopped dreaming that The Tower of Tandil would be able to undermine the dominance of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, the absolute rulers of the last twenty years of this sport.
Too much pain, too much effort to continue treading the fields for Delpo, almost a pain. The Argentine tennis player had announced that he would end his career in Rio de Janeiro, but the resounding defeat suffered by fellow countryman Federico Delbonis in the first round of the Buenos Aires home tournament prompted Del Potro not to participate in the Brazilian tournament.
In recent days, the former number three has not ruled out a sudden return to the field in the style of Andy Murray, but for the moment this possibility remains rather unlikely. The Argentine tennis player recalled the golden times in an interview with Mariano Zabaleta on Star Plus Latin America, as quoted by Punto de Break, citing a curious anecdote about the 2009 US Open final.