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Lakers Coaching Staff
Frank Vogel, 45, enters his first season as head coach of the Lakers with a career record of 304-291 (.511) from his time leading the Indiana Pacers (2010-16) and Orlando Magic (2016-18).
Vogel began his Indiana tenure as an assistant and ended it with the most NBA wins in franchise history. In between, he was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month four times, and coached the 2014 Eastern Conference All-Stars. Vogel’s Indiana teams made the playoffs five times in six seasons, including back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals appearances in 2013 and 2014.
Under Vogel’s direction, the Pacers ranked among the NBA’s top 10 in defensive rating for all six years, and boasted the league’s top-ranked defense in consecutive seasons (2012-14).
Vogel went 250-181 in Indiana (.580) and 54-110 as head coach of Orlando (.329).
A longtime NBA fixture, Vogel has experience as an assistant coach for Boston (2001-04), Philadelphia (’04-05) and Indiana (’07-11). He also worked a season for the Lakers, as an advance scout in 2005-06.Continue Reading
Jason Kidd most recently served as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks from 2014-18, amassing a 139-152 record. Prior to his time in Milwaukee, Kidd spent the 2013-14 season as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, leading the team to a 44-38 record while earning two Eastern Conference Coach of the Month awards.
Lionel Hollins owns a career record of 262-272 as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets, and returns to an NBA bench for the first time since 2015-16. A four-time Western Conference Coach of the Month and the winningest coach in Grizzlies’ franchise history (214-201), Hollins coached Memphis to a franchise-best 56-26 record and advanced to the Western Conference Finals in 2012-13. He has also served as an assistant for Memphis, the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Phoenix Suns.
Phil Handy joins the Lakers staff after serving as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors last season, following five seasons in the same role with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2013-18). Overall, he has coached in each of the last five NBA Finals, winning titles with the Raptors and Cavaliers in 2019 and 2016, respectively. A native of San Leandro, Handy returns to the Lakers after spending 2011-13 as an assistant coach.
Miles Simon returns for his third season with the Lakers after playing a key role in the team’s on-court development and game preparation. Simon has coached each of the Lakers last two entries in the Las Vegas Summer League, advancing to the 2018 championship game. He’s previously worked with Team USA and has been the director of the Nike Basketball Academy since 2015, while also working with ESPN as a college basketball analyst.
Mike Penberthy was a member of the New Orleans Pelicans staff during each of the last two seasons. He previously worked as a private trainer for some of the league’s top talent and was an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014-15. Penberthy played two seasons for the Lakers from 2000-02 and was a member of the 2001 championship team.
Quinton Crawford served as head video coordinator/player development coach for the Hornets last season and was in the same role for the Orlando Magic during the 2017-18 campaign, after spending the 2016-17 season with Orlando as assistant video coordinator. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a master’s degree in education from Pepperdine University.
Greg St. Jean
Player Development Coach/Advance Scout
Greg St. Jean spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at St. John’s University, primarily managing scouting, game preparation, player development and video operations. Prior to his time in Queens, St. Jean was a member of the Sacramento Kings player development and video staffs from 2013-15 and was a basketball operations summer intern for the New Jersey Nets in 2012.
Head Video Coordinator/Player Development Coach
Dru Anthrop joins the staff after serving last season as assistant video coordinator/player development assistant for the Grizzlies. From 2016-18, he worked under Vogel with the Magic as special assistant to the head coach and assistant video coordinator. Anthrop also spent a season with St. John’s as a graduate assistant and was a basketball film coordinating intern for the Indiana Pacers from 2013-15.
Assistant Video Coordinator/Player Development Coach
Jon Pastorek returns for his third season with the Lakers and his second as assistant video coordinator/player development coach. He assists with the team’s gameday preparation and on-court development, and most recently was a member of the 2019 summer league coaching staff.
Training Staff bios are available for the rest of the training staff.