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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel said in the interview process the Lakers asked him if he would be open to adding people to his staff that they'd like and that's where Jason Kidd entered the picture. He said he wanted a collaborative effort and he says the model that has worked best for him is to have a former player on his staff to help deliver his message to players. Vogel said he had a lengthy conversation with Kidd during the interviewing process. He says he trusts in his growing relationship with Kidd, believes in building respect and a positivity on the staff and that he cannot worry about looking over his shoulder when asked about Kidd potentially looming as possible replacement.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Pelinka said Magic Johnson's allegations weren't true and that he had just spoken with his former boss "two days ago" about the Lakers landing the fourth pick in the lottery. "I think the most important thing for me is the two years of being able to work side by side with Earvin are the some of the greatest memories I have in sports and work," Pelinka said. "He is an unbelievable person to work with. He fills the room with joy and vision. And truly it's saddening and disheartening to think he believes things are a misperception. I think all of us in life probably have been through things where maybe there's third party whispers or he said, she said things that aren't true. I have talked to him several times since he decided to step away and we had many joy-filled conversations... So these things are surprising to hear and disheartening but I look forward to the opportunity to talk with him and sit down with him and work through them just like in any relationship. They're just simply not true. I stand beside him, I stand with him as a colleague, as a partner, I've always supported everything he's done and will continue to and that's the best way to address that."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Pelinka addressed the Magic Johnson comments about the GM backstabbing by saying that he was incredibly disheartened by the comments. He says they are not true and that he will talk to Johnson and try to address the situation.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Vogel says he expects "one helluva bounce-back year" from LeBron James. Vogel says the two talked after he was hired. James has remained here at the press conference since the start.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Pelinka says Linda Rambis' wisdom, her advice and insight is something that the organization trusts and looks to. But he said that it was his decision to recommend and hire Frank Vogel as the head coach to Jeanie Buss, who had the final say.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Pelinka said the position of president of basketball operations has been eliminated since Magic Johnson stepped down and that his job is clear cut: he consults with the basketball staff and then makes suggestions to Jeanie Buss, who delivers her "blessing" or not. Pelinka also consults with Kurt Rambis in his senior advisor role.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

A beaming Frank Vogel on being the newest Lakers coach: "I'm not going to lie. It's pretty cool to be up here."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James is here at the Frank Vogel press conference. Vogel says he wants the team to stay in the moment, block outside noise.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Pelinka opens his press conference to introduce Frank Vogel as the head coach that Vogel stood out during the interview process, especially when drawing out his vision and coaching on the white board. Pelinka cites Vogel's playoff success with the Pacers as something the Lakers want and need.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Nikola Mirotic said that he didn't notice any residual fatigue after playing a double overtime game Sunday. "It's the (eastern) finals," he said. "We feel good, we feel fresh."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was asked Monday if he thinks the team's lottery luck could make Anthony Davis reconsider his trade demand. “You're asking me a question that only AD can answer,” Gentry said at the Saints Hall of Fame Celebrity Golf Classic. “Obviously we feel like we're moving in the right direction and would love for him to be a part of it. I think everyone keeps forgetting that he is on our roster. He is a roster player for us until July of 2020.” Gentry said the next step for the team will likely be a meeting between the Pelicans' new executive VP David Griffin and Davis at some point. “And then we'll move on from there,” Gentry said.