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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
Miles Simon enters his second season on Luke Walton’s staff, most recently coaching alongside Brian Keefe and Mark Madsen on the Jud Buechler-led Lakers Summer League bench.
Simon joins the staff after serving as head coach of the 2017 USA Junior National Select Team for the Nike Hoops Summit, and leading the USA to a victory over the World Select Team. Simon won gold medals as an assistant for the 2016 USA Men’s U17 World Championship Team, as well as the 2015 USA Men’s U16 National Team.
In addition to his work with USA Basketball, Simon has spent each of the last nine NBA offseasons working in a player development role with some of the league’s top talent and has served as the Director of the Nike Basketball Academy each of the last two summers. Simon has also worked in broadcasting, serving as a college basketball analyst for ESPN.
The Arizona alumnus was the 1997 NCAA Tournament MOP after leading the Wildcats to a National Championship as a junior. Upon graduation, Simon played one season for the Orlando Magic (1998-99), before spending time playing overseas and in the CBA. At the conclusion of his playing career, Simon spent three seasons (2005-08) as an assistant coach at Arizona on Lute Olson’s staff.
Simon and his wife Kristy reside in North Tustin with their three children: Kiana (16), Sasha (seven) and Cameron (four).Continue Reading
Training Staff bios are available for the rest of the training staff.