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Lakers coach Frank Vogel gets contract extension

Lakers coach Frank Vogel counsels Dwight Howard during his first season on the job.
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

The Lakers announced Friday afternoon that they signed coach Frank Vogel to a contract extension.

The three-year deal Vogel originally signed was set to expire after the 2021-22 season. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

For the record:

9:11 a.m. Aug. 7, 2021The headline for an earlier version of this report said Frank Vogel’s contract extension was for three years. His original contract was for three years.

Vogel led the Lakers to the NBA championship in 2020, his first year on the job.

The Lakers finished the 2020-21 pandemic-shortened NBA season with a 52-19 record under Vogel.

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Vogel has a 94-49 regular-season record in two seasons with the Lakers.

Dwight Howard signed on Friday to join the Lakers for a third time because it feels right. Trevor Ariza and Talen Horton-Tucker agree with sentiment.


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