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Podcast: Should Frank Vogel be getting early coach of the year buzz?

Frank Vogel has been doing an outstanding job for the Lakers, although his abilities differ from the usual definition of coaching.

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Things are about as good as fans of the Los Angeles Lakers could’ve hoped. The team is relatively healthy, everyone appears to be getting along, Dwight Howard is well on his way to winning a Nobel Peace Prize, and only one of those things might be an exaggeration.

While LeBron James and Anthony Davis are obviously going to garner the lion’s share of praise for this promising start to the season, it should also be pointed out how good a job Frank Vogel has done this year, especially considering the situation he was walking into.

Out hosts discuss that and plenty more.

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I legitimately shocked Harrison with my lack of complaints about Vogel, let alone the effusive praise I offered him, with a little help from a wild Shaquille O’Neal take on coaching in general.

From there, we discussed Kobe Bryant attending the game Sunday night, as well as the all too predictable backlash to fans [checks notes] being happy to see one of the greatest players in Lakers history.

We then opened up the mailbag for a few fun questions from iTunes, and told our Ron Burgundy stories. You’ll have to listen to understand.

You can listen to the latest episode below, and for more Lakers talk, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

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Pete and I started the show by discussing Vogel’s self-assessment, and his goal of getting Davis easier looks than he’s gotten thus far. While we agree on the overall point, this isn’t fully in Vogel’s control, so we explain what all might be going on there.

We then opened up the iTunes mailbag to answer one of the wildest questions we’ve ever received, as well as a few other fun ones that took us all over the place, including back to our time as coaches.

You can listen to the entire episode below, and make sure to subscribe on iTunes, where you can also leave questions in the form of a five-star review to guarantee your topic makes the show.

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