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Magic Coach Frank Vogel a disciple in the basketball ways of Phil Jackson

Magic Coach Frank Vogel a disciple in the basketball ways of Phil Jackson

Magic Coach Frank Vogel has this in common with Lakers Coach Luke Walton: they’ve both taken aspects of Phil Jackson’s coaching style into their own.

It’s part of why Vogel wanted Brian Shaw, now the Lakers associate head coach, on his staff when he coached the Indiana Pacers. Shaw played for Jackson with the Lakers and also was part of Jackson’s staff after he retired as a player.

“It was almost a daily,” Vogel said of when he sought Shaw’s counsel. “‘How did Phil do it? How did Phil do this? How did Phil do that?’”

Sometimes when Vogel wasn’t sure whether or not to rest a player, he sought Jackson’s philosophy. Or...

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