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  • Mitch Kupchak hopeful for draft lottery success, open to moving pick

    Mitch Kupchak hopeful for draft lottery success, open to moving pick
    The NBA opened its annual draft combine in Chicago on Thursday. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak was on hand to observe and meet with a number of prospects for June's NBA draft, armed with a rare lottery pick. "We have not been in [the lottery]...
  • Lakers coach: Are John Calipari, Mike Krzyzewski, Kevin Ollie a fit?

    After two challenging seasons, Mike D'Antoni has stepped down as coach of the Lakers. The Lakers, coming off their worst season (27-55) since moving to Los Angeles in 1960, said they will begin their coaching search immediately. What kind of coach...
  • Lakers in no hurry to name a coach

    The Lakers might redefine the phrase "slow-speed chase." They are in no hurry to fill the coaching vacancy created Wednesday by Mike D'Antoni's resignation and are planning a long search with many candidates. George Karl, Jeff Van Gundy, Kurt Rambis...
  • A key to becoming next Lakers coach? Know how to use Kobe Bryant

    A key to becoming next Lakers coach? Know how to use Kobe Bryant
    The Lakers are slowly moving toward finding a new head coach. Very slowly. "I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two or three weeks," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters. But a key...
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant

    Mitch Kupchak: Lakers coach needs to get the most out of Kobe Bryant
    The Lakers are slowly moving toward finding a new head coach. Very slowly. "I would not anticipate hiring a coach in the next two or three weeks," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. A key...
  • Byron Scott says he's a 'perfect fit' for Lakers' coaching position

    Byron Scott says he's a 'perfect fit' for Lakers' coaching position
    On Tuesday, Byron Scott interviewed with the Lakers for the team's open head coaching position. "To say the least, I thought it was a perfect fit," Scott said Thursday on ESPN LA radio to Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley. Scott said he met with...
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  • Tracy McGrady attempting pro baseball career

    Tracy McGrady attempting pro baseball career
    Former NBA star guard Tracy McGrady is looking to start a career as a professional baseball player. McGrady may pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League. He has been working out with the team. ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy said during...
  • Clippers center DeAndre Jordan learns by the seat of his pants

    Clippers center DeAndre Jordan learns by the seat of his pants
    The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves. Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts. It's tough to earn...
  • San Antonio Spurs' secret to success? Selflessness tops the list

    Jeff Van Gundy was there at the beginning, when Tim Duncan walked off the Madison Square Garden court with mini-camcorder in hand, chronicling his first NBA title as if it might be his last. Four championships and nearly 15 years later, Duncan and the...
  • As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way

    As Miami Heat goes for No. 3, here are six teams that stand in the way
    Three-peat is so 1988. The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

    Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80
    Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80. A self-made millionaire who built his...