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Los Angeles Lakers fire coach Frank Vogel after disappointing 33-49 season

The Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Frank Vogel on Monday, the team announced.

"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Frank both on and off the court," Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement. "Frank is a great coach and a good man. We will forever be grateful to him for his work in guiding us to the 2019-20 NBA championship. This is an incredibly difficult decision to make, but one we feel is necessary at this point. All of us here wish Frank and his wonderful family all the best for the future.