Frank Vogel gave an insight on what he told his players after the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title a few days ago.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe had Vogel on his podcast, “The Lowe Post“, and asked him about any memorable conversations he had with his players after the win.
The veteran coach referred to the emotional moment he had with Rajon Rondo, after the Lakers ended up being officially the 2020 NBA champions.
“He took a moment to just thank me for believing in him and, to me, that’s one of the best moments as a coach,” Vogel recalled. “When you show confidence and belief in someone, and they reward you with great play and in this situation, leading to a championship? That’s just special and something I’ll never forget and above all else, that’s what you do this job for. For those types of moments.”
Rondo was a crucial part of the Lakers’ championship run making 40% of his threes in the playoffs. He was also the floor general for his team when LeBron James was on the bench.
Rondo allowed James to take over offensively by attacking the paint immensely and destroying his opponents’ defensive schemes, especially when the Lakers needed it most in crunch time.
Even if he remains with the Los Angeles Lakers, Rondo is probably going to opt-out of his current deal to test the free agency in search for a better contract, per reports.
Here you can listen to Frank Vogel’s full conversation with ESPN’s Zach Lowe.