Phoenix Sans seems to have made a decision on who will replace Monty Williams.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPNthe Sans plan hire Frank Vogel to be their next coach. Both sides are said to be working on a “long-term deal”.
Vogel will take over a Suns team that hopes to contend for a championship in the coming years.. Since reaching the NBA Finals in 2020, they have won 64 games in the league in 2021-2022 and made a major trade for Kevin Durant in 2022-2023. Phoenix fell short in the 2023 NBA playoffs, losing to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.
Is Vogel the right coach to help the Phoenix Suns out of the playoffs?
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Why did the Phoenix Suns choose Frank Fogel as their new coach?
The hiring of Frank Vogel will bring a lot of experience to Phoenix.
Fogel began his coaching career with the Pacers. Although these teams never reached the Finals, they were very successful, earning four consecutive playoff berths between 2010 and 2014, two of which resulted in appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Most recently, Vogel spent three seasons coaching the Lakers. He led the franchise to the championship in 2020.
Vogel has an excellent track record of building elite defenses. The Suns were one of the best defensive teams in the league this season, but fell apart on that end of the floor in the playoffs. Vogel also has experience as an all-star coach. Paul George and Roy Hibbert became All-Stars with Vogel in Indiana and he coached LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.
That experience will come in handy as Vogel takes over a Suns team led by Devin Booker and Kevin Durant and boasts a former All-Star in Chris Paul and one of the best young pivots in the league in Deandre. Ayton.
Frank Vogel’s track record as an NBA coach
Frank Vogel has a 431-389 regular season record and a 49-39 playoff record.
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Frank Vogel’s contract details
According to Shams Charania of The Athleticthe Suns and Vogel complete a contractual agreement for $31 million over five seasons in the franchise.
Earlier in the week, word broke that Vogel’s predecessor in Phoenix, Monty Williams, had signed a record six-year, $78.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.
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