Frank Vogel: A look at the next Lakers coach

Frank Vogel is a native of New Jersey who played two seasons of Division III college basketball before becoming a team manager at Kentucky.
(John Raoux / Associated Press)

Frank Vogel agreed to become the next coach of the Lakers. Here’s a look at his background:

Age: 45

NBA head coaching experience


Six seasons with the Indiana Pacers; two with the Orlando Magic.

Had record of 250-181 with with Indiana, which included five playoff appearances. The Pacers won two Central Division championships, in 2012-13 and 2013-14, and advanced as far as the conference finals in those years.

When his contract was not renewed by Indiana after the 2015-2016 season, he was hired by Orlando. Had record of 54-110 with the Magic, missing the playoffs both seasons. He was fired after the 2017-2018 season.

Previous experience

*Eight years with the Boston Celtics as video coordinator and assistant coach.

*One year with Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant.

*One year as an advance scout with the Lakers.

*One year as an advance scout with the Washington Wizards.

*Was in his fourth year as an assistant for Indiana when Jim O’Brien was fired and Vogel was named interim coach. After that 2010-11 season, he was hired as head coach.


* He was raised in Wildwood Crest, N.J.

* He played at the NCAA Division III level at Juniata College, in Huntington, Penn. He transferred to Kentucky, where he became a student manager for Rick Pitino.

* As he was identified as a candidate for the Lakers position this week, video resurfaced of his appearance as a boy on “Late Night with David Letterman.” During a “Stupid Human Tricks” segment, he brushed his teeth while spinning a basketball on the end of the brush.