Frank Vogel rumors: Lakers coach had approval to bench Russell Westbrook

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Lakers coach Frank Vogel has been informed by the group’s administration to coach star guard Russell Westbrook as he sees match, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, even when it means benching Westbrook on the finish of video games. 

ESPN’s report on the assurances given to Vogel by the entrance workplace comes after Westbrook was pulled for the ultimate 3:52 of Los Angeles’ 111–104 loss the Pacers on Wednesday evening. 


Westbrook logged 14 factors on 5 for 17 capturing in 27 minutes on Wednesday evening.

Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported after the loss that regardless of the Lakers being 1–4 of their final 5 video games and 22–23 on the season, the group is not going to be making a personnel transfer at this juncture and Vogel will coach the group on Friday vs. the Magic.

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