Suns Fire Coach Vogel After Playoff Sweep

Photo: Instagram/Frank Vogel

The Phoenix Suns have parted ways with head coach Frank Vogel following a disappointing first-round exit from the NBA playoffs. The decision came after the Suns were swept by the Minnesota Timberwolves, marking a shocking end to their season.

Team President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, James Jones, stated, "After a careful review of the season, we determined that a change in leadership was necessary. 

We appreciate Frank's efforts, but last season fell short of our expectations." Vogel, who only lasted one year with the Suns, was a surprising choice for the coaching role. 

Photo: Instagram/Frank Vogel

Reports suggested the Suns were considering promoting assistant coach Kevin Young, but ultimately went with Vogel. However, Vogel's coaching style failed to connect with the Suns' roster, leading to dysfunction within the team.

Despite Vogel's confidence in his return, Suns' owner Mat Ishbia opted for a change. This marks Vogel's second head coaching dismissal in three years, highlighting the challenges of blockbuster trades gone wrong.

With Young already securing a head coaching job elsewhere, the Suns face a crucial decision in finding their next coach. Limited roster changes under new CBA rules add pressure to the Suns' coaching search as they aim to bounce back next season in a competitive Western Conference.

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Source: CBS Sports 


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