Found November 09, 2012 on
Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs
Ultimately, it did not matter that Mike Brown was a heck of a hard-working coach or that the vilified Princeton offense was not even his brainchild. What mattered was that every day — no, every hour — brought a new referendum on the coach of a star-laden Lakers team that was supposed to lose four games by the All-Star break, not by the eighth day of the regular season.
The results in the standings were almost secondary to the way the Lakers looked en route to their 1-12 record, including the preseason. Steve Nash, the most brilliant playmaker in the game, hardly touched the ball during the 50 minutes he spent on the court before suffering a small fracture in his left lower leg. Pau Gasol was averaging fewer shots and fewer assists per game than last year, despite an offense and a new frontcourt partner that was supposed to play to Gasol’s many talents. Dwight Howard seemed to talk to the officials as much as he did to his teammates, as though going to the foul line would have done h...
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The Lakers concluded preliminary talks Saturday with former coach Phil Jackson, a feeling-out process that would continue, The Times has learned.
Team Vice President Jim Buss and Jackson met Saturday morning to explore the prospects of Jackson returning to the team.
The Lakers are unwavering that theres still a 95 certainty he will be their next coach. It's known that Jackson...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A report from USA Today says the Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge of the team.
The newspaper report Friday cited Brown's agent, Warren Legarie, as the source of the information.
Legarie didn't immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.
Los Angeles began the season with championship...
Phil Jackson hasn't received a formal contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers, but all parties involved understand the job is his for the taking if the 67-year-old chooses to coach again. The Los Angeles Times reported the meeting took place Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, ESPN further confirmed a meeting took place earlier in the day between Lakers executive vice...
Back in the early 2000's, the rivalry between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers was at epic proportions. Both teams had to go through one another en route to the NBA Finals as they competed for Western Conference supremacy.
There was no love lost between the two squads and when they did meet in the playoffs, it was sure to be a series for the ages. It was Kobe...
After going 1-4 to record their worst start since the 1993-94 season, the Los Angeles Lakers axed head coach Mike Brown earlier this afternoon. “Today we relieved Mike Brown of his head coaching duties with the Los Angeles Lakers. Mike … Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES – In the span of a few short weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers went from blockbuster to lackluster, from dream team to nightmare. In the span of four quarters -- and with a new coach -- everything became right in LaLa Land once more. Los Angeles cruised to the 101-77 win over Golden State at Staples Center on Friday night, just hours after firing head coach Mike Brown...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Nobody knows what might have happened had the Los Angeles Lakers been a bit more patient and allowed Kobe Bryant and his teammates some time to adjust to Mike Brown's new Princeton offense, no matter how ill-suited it seemed for their talents.
Not that it really matters, as long as Phil Jackson is ready and willing to...