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  • Lakers Report Cards: Theo Ratliff

     
    This is the 12th edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on reserve center Theo Ratliff. Grade: F Every step looked painful. Every movement seemed slow. And every injury update kept prolonging deeper and deeper into the season. There's frankly...
  • Jerry Buss on Lakers' coaching search: "I would say very close."

     
    Lakers owner Jerry Buss declined to provide a definitive timetable on hiring a replacement for Phil Jackson as the Lakers coach, but he said the organization is "very close" to finalizing its search. "I don’t know exactly when but a week is a long...
  • Lakers Q&A: Trey Johnson discusses Mike Brown's hire with the Lakers

     
    Below is a conversation with Lakers guard Trey Johnson, whom the Lakers recalled April 13 from the Bakersfield Jam. Johnson also had a short stint in 2009 with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who signed him to two 10-day contracts. Although his role was limited,...
  • Caught in the Web: Follow-up reports on Mike Brown becoming the Lakers' coach

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner mentions how very few people connected to the Lakers wanted to comment about hiring of Mike Brown as head coach. -- In addition to criticizing Jim Buss for hiring Brown, The Times' Mark Heisler reports the following nuggets:...
  • 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....
  • Mike Brown brings enthusiasm to introductory press conference

     
    Below are the highlights from the comments made by Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike Brown at Tuesday's news conference. Kupchak's timeline on hiring Brown --A week following the Lakers regular season, Kupchak said, the coaching search...
  • Pau Gasol wants to play for Spain in European Championship

     
    Lakers forward Pau Gasol confirmed Wednesday that he plans to play for the Spanish national team in this summer's European Championship, according to the Spanish basketball federation website. "This year, my intention is to be available for the Spanish...
  • Former Magic guard Brian Shaw possibly out of Lakers staff

     
    At one time, former Orlando Magic guard Brian Shaw was a potential front-runner to replace outgoing Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Shaw, a California native who ended his nomad NBA career with the Lakers, was a fan and player favorite for his...
  • Caught in the Web: Chuck Person interviews with Houston Rockets

     
    -- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reports Chuck Person had planned to interview for a position on Kevin McHale's coaching staff with the Houston Rockets on Monday but that he's keeping all options open. -- Fox 26 Sports Houston's Mark Berman also...
  • What needs should the Lakers try to satisfy with the NBA draft?

     
    For every scenario that plays out in the NBA draft, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak hopes he's preparing himself for all the possibilities. "You have to know every player, you have to have an opinion on every player, and you have to know the...
  • Lakers mailbag: More questions on the Lakers' offseason needs

     
    Below is the second edition of Lakers mailbag, a weekly fixture I will present every Friday. The success of this hinges on everyone participating. So if you have a question you've wanted answered, email me at the address below or leave a comment in the...