And much of the blame should be laid at the organization's feet.
The Los Angeles Times first reported the Lakers' scheduled interview with Vogel.
It's unclear where exactly the Lakers will go next with their coaching search.
Lue had been the frontrunner for the Lakers job since late last week after the Phoenix Suns hired Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams, who had interviewed for the vacant position in Los Angeles. According to The Los Angeles Times, Vogel will be meeting with the team today to discuss the possibility of becoming the team's next head coach.
Aside from Lue's rapport with LeBron James, his status seemed to be cemented when a video surfaced of him celebrating his birthday with a Lakers-themed cake.
Lue coached Lakers superstar LeBron James for three seasons with the Cavaliers, helping them win a championship in 2016.
Jason Kidd, the former Milwaukee Bucks coach who was mentioned in a few of the tweets above, played with James on Team USA. "Lue was sacked after Cleveland's 0-6 start this season, the Cavs" first since James left for the Lakers in free agency last summer. But Magic and owner Jeanie Buss were out getting dinner together not too long ago.
While Walton's dismissal was expected, the abrupt resignation days before of Magic Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations, was a shocking development.
"And I had another person telling me, nothing is out of bounds right now".
"You've got folks around Jeanie Buss imploring her to trade LeBron James".