6 solid options to replace Jason Kidd as Mavericks head coach this summer
By Tyler Watts
2. Frank Vogel
Vogel led the Los Angeles Lakers to the championship in 2020 inside the bubble, and he would be the only available candidate with a previous title as a head coach under their belt. The 49-year-old has a 431-389 record as a head coach over three different stops and 11 seasons. Vogel did well in Indiana and Los Angeles, and he has been with the Mavs plenty this season.
Jason Kidd was one of Vogel’s assistant coaches on that title-winning squad in 2020, and the duo spent two seasons together with the Lakers. J-Kidd took over as the Mavericks' head coach before Vogel’s final season in Los Angeles. The Lakers missed the playoffs in 2022, so the team decided to move on, despite him winning a championship just two years earlier.
Vogel is eager to get back on the bench after one season away, and he will be among the leading candidates for nearly any job that opens up this summer. The 49-year-old began coaching as an assistant for the Celtics in 2001. He played college basketball at Juniata and has no professional playing experience, but his coaching resume speaks for itself.
It would be ironic and odd to fire Jason Kidd and hire Frank Vogel as head coach. The Hall of Fame point guard admits to using a lot of the things he learned in LA under Vogel with the Mavericks right now, but if Dallas wants championship experience, he is the choice.