Frank Vogel on Player Contact During the Suspension

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In an interview with Spectrum SportsNet on April 2, Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Frank Vogel spoke about the methods he uses to keep in contact with his players during the current NBA suspension.

“We call them. We text them. I’ve been in touch with all of our players. We’ve had conference calls with Rob Pelinka and myself without players. Trying to stay together.”

Tuning into the interview via webcam whilst at home, Vogel stated his concerns about players falling out of shape, as well as dieting concerns. He did add what the Lakers are doing to combat those worries using Zoom technology.

“In the meantime, the big concern is; are guys going to commit to staying in shape, we challenge them to put a big focus on just their physical conditioning. Do as much basketball stuff you can do at your house. Whether it’s dribbling drills or whatnot.”

“Using the Zoom technology to get everyone together, to work out at the same time. To be able to talk with each other and compete with each other on certain drills. That’s something we’re really excited about as well.”

Catch the full interview with Frank Vogel on Spectrum SportsNet here.


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