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  • Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes spelling of Jamaal in third graf, Randle in sixth graf, Caribbean in 14th graf; other minor edits Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were...
  • For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

    For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
    The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But...
  • Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott

    Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott
    Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames. Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
  • Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers

    Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers
    Magic Johnson was on hand on Monday when the Lakers welcomed his former teammate, Byron Scott, as the Lakers' next head coach. Had Scott not taken the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2010, he might have been hired by then-owner Jerry Buss after Phil...
  • Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice

    The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation. The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters. For this,...
  • Lakers hire Byron Scott as their new coach

    The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers. He comes with a built-in advantage over the last two Lakers coaches because he didn't replace...
  • Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss tip caps to career of Yankees' Derek Jeter

    Though Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss is engaged to New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, the two were recently at odds in the hunt for unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony. While Anthony picked the Knicks, Buss and Jackson joined...
  • First look: Who will be on Lakers Coach Byron Scott's coaching staff

    Byron Scott will take over as Lakers coach, replacing Mike D'Antoni who resigned in April, but who will join Scott on his bench? Currently the Lakers have Johnny Davis, hired under D'Antoni last summer, still under contract for the coming season....
  • Letters: More bad signs for the Lakers

    Letters: More bad signs for the Lakers
    I was amused at the Lakers' pitch to various free agents to join them. Reminded me of an 80-year-old man trying to convince a supermodel he used to be something in the day. Steve Owen San Diego :: Is it really that hard to see the 800-pound ego in...
  • In Brazil, Kobe Bryant says he's healthy, ready for Lakers rebuild

    In Brazil, Kobe Bryant says he's healthy, ready for Lakers rebuild
    Kobe Bryant's knee is fully healed, according to the Lakers All-Star guard, currently in Brazil to watch the World Cup. "I'm 100%," said Bryant in an interview on Brazilian television. "This summer I'm training really hard.  The organization is...
  • Marcus Smart, Nik Stauskas, others take part in Lakers draft workout

    The Lakers held their second pre-draft group workout on Friday at the team's practice facility in El Segundo. Three players returned to give the Lakers a second audition -- Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Louisiana-Lafayette'...
  • Lakers only NBA team with no coach after Cavaliers hire David Blatt

    Lakers only NBA team with no coach after Cavaliers hire David Blatt
      On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers hired David Blatt as head coach to replace Mike Brown, who was fired in May. The Lakers are now the only NBA franchise without a coach. While Blatt was born in Boston, he has never coached in the NBA. He is,...