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  • Caught in the Web: Jim Cleamons in talks to become Puerto Rican national team coach

     
    -- The Times' Broderick Turner reports that Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons has been contacted by Puerto Rican officials to become the national team coach. Turner also talks to Steve Kerr, Rick Fox and Robert Horry about what qualities the next Lakers...
  • Which Laker would make the best professional wrestler?

     
    With the unfortunate news that legendary wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage has died, a few things popped into my mind. His catch phrase, "Oh Yeahhhhh" won't leave my head. I suddenly want to "snap into a Slim Jim." And I've been endlessly asking myself, how...
  • Lakers Report Card: Joe Smith

     
    In this the 13th edition of the Lakers Report Card we focus on reserve forward Joe Smith. Grade: D Everywhere he went, Lakers forward Joe Smith wore a smile on his face. He smiled when he shook hands with the Laker starters during introductions. He smiled...
  • Steve Blake takes Ron Artest to school in sandball, but Artest accuses Blake of cheating

     
    Ron Artest threw with the same inaccuracy as his questionable long-range shots. His defense looked nothing like it does on the basketball court. And his conditioning only two weeks removed from the 2010-11 season surely looks like he may want to start...
  • Caught in the Web: Catching up on Lakers links

     
    --The Times' T.J. Simers argues that the Lakers should hire Brian Shaw as their next coach. --ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky says Kobe Bryant shouldn't be compared to Michael Jordan because Bryant should have his own identity. --ESPN Los Angeles' Brian...
  • Five thoughts on Mike Brown becoming the Lakers' coach

     
    Five thoughts on the reported deal for the Lakers to hire Mike Brown as their next coach: 1. The Lakers should've hired Brian Shaw. I'm not thrilled with the Lakers' decision ... scratch that ... Jim Buss' decision to hire Mike Brown as the new Lakers'...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers plan to pay next coach half of Phil Jacksons' salary

     
    --The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports the new Lakers coach can expect an annual salary of $3 million to $5 million, a dropoff to the salary of Phil Jackson, whom Bresnahan reported made $12 million during the 2009-10 season before taking a paycut down to...
  • Coaching Candidate Profile: Mike Brown

     
    This is the third post in a series of posts focusing on the Lakers' coaching candidates to replace Phil Jackson. Candidate: Mike Brown Coaching background: Brown led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals and two Eastern Conference Finals...
  • Coaching candidate profile: Rick Adelman

     
    Below is the second post in a series focusing on the Lakers' coaching candidates to replace Phil Jackson. Candidate: Rick Adelman Coaching background: Adelman, 64, is eighth in all-time victories with a 945-616 record in 20 NBA seasons as a coach with...
  • Looking at how Lakers' roles might be affected under Mike Brown

     
    Whether you believe the Lakers made a mistake in hiring Mike Brown or believe he's exactly the fresh voice the team needs there are going to be some changes. We've all given our two cents on whether that might be change for the better or change for the...
  • Kobe Bryant should've been consulted about Mike Brown hire

     
    In a move that will largely define the Lakers' future, the organization hired Coach Mike Brown and left Kobe Bryant out of the process. In a move the success of which will partly depend on the strength of that relationship, the two are already off on a...
  • Lakers Report Card: Phil Jackson

     
    In the 15th edition of the Lakers Report Card, we focus on Coach Phil Jackson. Grade: B- While the Lakers sulked immediately following their 122-86 Game 4 eliminating loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, Phil Jackson smiled....