By the time the Lakers and Jazz tipped off on Monday night, sources said, [Frank] Vogel was coaching for his job after he narrowly avoided being fired in the wake of the 37-point loss in Denver 48 hours earlier. Had a scene like that repeated itself against the Jazz, many believed it would have been Vogel’s last game.
ANALYSIS: Vogel was given a one-season contract extension last summer. He has been the coach in L.A. for three seasons, leading the Lakers to an NBA title in 2019-20, and has compiled a 116-71 record with the team in that span. However, the Lakers have floundered this season relative to expectations and are 22-22 just past the halfway mark.