Frank Vogel
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Frank Vogel had high praise for the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, Monty Williams, ahead of the start of the series on Sunday.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, called Williams ‘Coach of the Year’ for leading the Suns to the second place in the West.

“Monty has done a phenomenal job with this group taking them from where they were last year, to the bubble, to now,” Vogel said, via Lakers Nation.

Vogel and the Lakers will play Phoenix on Sunday in Game 1 of the first-round series.