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Longtime observers of the NBA, know that certain teams, operate in a helter-skelter fashion; ignoring the long-term; while constantly altering their short-term goals. One year they will enter a campaign with a roster laden with veterans, only to come back the following season with a group of more athletic, but far less experienced players. They change coaches, almost as often are their players change their socks, thinking they have found the perfect bench boss, only to dismiss him at the end of a lackluster year.
While winds of change sweep through much of the Association; over the last few years, there are three teams lauded for their stability and keeping their eyes on the big picture, rather than to go to pieces over a small brush fire. Those three teams up until Friday were the San Antonio Spurs, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. It is most likely, that year in and year out; those franchises are always among the NBA elite, when all is said and done.
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As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their losing ways, the fans and Lakers brass are nearing their breaking point. Our sources tell us, they are reaching, but have contacted Phil Jackson to see if the 11 time NBA Championship Coach would take over the reigns one more time. Despite publicly backing Mike Brown, privately they have begun searching for a replacement...
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...
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