Lakers targeting Raptors’ Nurse to replace Vogel

Posted: 12/04/2022 in NBA
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The Los Angeles Lakers have honed in on Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse as a replacement for Frank Vogel, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports.

Nurse has two years remaining on his contract with the Raptors. The Lakers would need to get permission from Toronto to negotiate with him, Charania notes.

The 54-year-old has emerged as one of the NBA’s top coaches since the Raptors promoted him ahead of the 2018-19 season. Nurse won a championship as a rookie head coach and amassed a 186-122 record (.604 winning percentage) across four seasons.

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard is expected to emerge as another candidate to replace Vogel, Charania adds.

The Lakers dismissed Vogel on Monday following a 33-49 season in which they missed the playoffs.

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