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  • Exit Interview: Phil Jackson argues the Lakers need more speed

     
    Phil Jackson exit interview Lakers Coach Phil Jackson made it clear he didn't want a prolonged sentimental press conference summing up his storied coaching career. But naturally, the press didn't oblige. Jackson shed light on a number of topics, ranging...
  • Magic Johnson appears in NBA Finals promo spot

     
    There's a good chance Laker fans may not see this, considering that the anguish over the team's early playoff exit may sour their want to watch the rest of the postseason. Some may not even want to watch it, considering Magic Johnson's recent suggestion...
  • Caught in the Web: Finishing up exit interviews

     
    --The Times' Mark Heisler provides countless anecdotes on what made Phil Jackson fun to cover. --The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Kobe Bryant's belief that the Lakers can win a championship next season even with the same roster. --The Times' Andrea...
  • Poll results show Laker fans prefer Brian Shaw as next coach

     
    At varying moments during the last two years of his playing career, Brian Shaw would hear Lakers assistant Frank Hamblen tell him, "You're going to be a coach someday." Eventually, Hamblen carried the compliment even further, instructing Shaw to join...
  • Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak says there's "no timetable" for coaching search

     
    With a cold and glaring stare, Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak sat in American Airlines Arena witnessing the quick unraveling of the defending champions. The Lakers were only minutes away from a four-game sweep in the Western Conference semifinals...
  • Exit interview: Mitch Kupchak says current roster 'can continue to contend'

     
    Among the highlights from Mitch Kupchak's exit interview: Mitch Kupchak exit interview -- He said there is no timetable on a coaching search: "We'll be taking our time making that decision. I have not met ownership yet, so that process hasn't really...
  • 20 signs you're a Lakerholic during this offseason

     
    The symptoms are only going to get worse during what's expected to be a prolonged offseason because of the impending lockout. But with the Lakers only eight days removed from their season-ending sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks in the Western...
  • Watching the NBA playoffs provides reminders of what the Lakers don't have

     
    Usually, the routine goes like this: Plop onto the couch, enjoy delivery or carryout, and cheer on the purple and gold to a playoff victory. But with the Dallas Mavericks' four-game sweep of the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinals, Lakers fans for...
  • Lakers fans believe offseason plans will largely determine championship chances next season

     
    The fact-finding mission has just begun. The Lakers finished their series of exit interviews this week, allowing players to say their farewells to Phil Jackson, receive performance feedback and give Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak morsels of...
  • Numerology readings on the Lakers' coaching candidates

     
    Another month of NBA playoff basketball still awaits us. A possible prolonged lockout might follow suit. And everyone, particularly Laker fans, are going to drive themselves nuts should there be a busy off-season. In the wake of all of this, the Lakers...
  • Lakers have limited history with NBA draft lottery

     
    In another sign of the Lakers' storied success, they're nearly complete strangers to the NBA draft lottery. Even with L.A. losing in embarrassing fashion this postseason, falling in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference...
  • Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn and Jerry West statue inductions filled with emotion and humility

     
    Here is the ironic part about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's frustration over not having a statue: Magic Johnson tweeted Abdul-Jabbar deserved one "before me," Jerry West expressed embarrassment during his statue unveiling and argued others, including Abdul-...