Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has entered the NBA’s health and safety logs, the team said on Sunday morning.
David Fizdale will coach the team for Sunday night’s game in Chicago, which will be the Bulls’ first game since a COVID-19 outbreak on the team postponed the last two games.
Fizdale missed the Lakers’ start to their three-game road trip in Dallas for personal reasons unrelated to COVID-19 and rejoined the team in Minneapolis.
LA has also missed assistant coach Phil Handy in the last two games because of health and safety protocols.
In addition to Vogel, 48, Lakers swingman Kent Bazemore also entered the protocols on Sunday. Bazemore joins teammates Avery Bradley, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, Malik Monk and Austin Reaves on the league’s health and safety protocols.
Kendrick Nunn was struck from the minutes on Sunday and joined the team in Chicago. He remains on the casualty list with a bruise on his right knee bone.
The Lakers will also have to do without Anthony Davis, who will be absent for around four weeks with an MCL sprain in his left knee.
Information from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin was used in this report.
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