According to Adrian Wojnarowski , the Phoenix Suns decided to choose Frank Vogel over Monty Williams. The two sides are aiming for a “long-term agreement”.
The Suns have always been the top team in the West for many seasons, even after bringing in Kevin Durant at the last trade deadline, the expectations for the Suns are even greater. However, in the 2023 NBA Playoff, the Suns were defeated by the Denver Nuggets in the Western semifinals with a score of 4-2.
Can Frank Vogel make the difference for the Suns next season?
Why Phoenix Suns Sign Frank Vogel
Vogel will bring a lot of experience to the Suns. He began his head coach career with the Indiana Pacers. Although never brought the team to the NBA Finals, but the Pacers still achieved many successes. They have 4 consecutive years in the playoffs from 2010 to 2014, of which 2 times reached the Eastern finals.
Vogel used to have 3 years in charge of the Lakers. The most notable of which is the 2020 NBA championship.
Vogel is a good defensive coach. The Suns have been one of the best defensive teams in the league this season, but failed at the end of the field in the playoffs. Vogel also has experience coaching stars. Paul George and Roy Hibbert became All-Stars under Vogel at the Pacers, and LeBron James and Anthony Davis when he became coaches at the Lakers.
The experience of leading the stars will come in handy when Vogel will take over the Suns, a club that owns Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, and also includes former All-Star Chris Paul and one of the best young strikers. of the tournament at Deandre Ayton.
Frank Vogel’s Coaching Achievements
Vogel has a record of 431-389 in the regular season and 49-39 in the playoffs.
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Frank Vogel’s Contract
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania , Suns and Vogel have reached a five-year deal worth $31 million.