Found December 31, 2012 on
Vinny Del Negro
Jeff Van Gundy
New York Knicks
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Phil Jackson is a very smart man, so he probably already knows this. But in case not, in case he's tempted by the lavish sums the Brooklyn Nets' billionaire owner might fling at him in the coming week or the burning urge to rush into his revenge against the Los Angeles Lakers for hiring someone else this season, here's some sound advice.
Do not come back this season, Phil. Put that Zen stuff to good use. Use patience, wisdom and self-awareness and understand it's in your best interest to sit on those 11 rings and wait until the 2013-14 season to take over a head-coaching job with any NBA franchise, particularly the Nets.
League sources have confirmed to FOXSports.com the multiple reports that Jackson, the former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers head coach, is the sole target of the Brooklyn Nets head-coaching search after the team fired Avery Johnson last week.
These sources believe Nets owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov will meet in Europe with ...
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Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard has not looked explosive or dominant since joining the Lakers and does not seem like himself.
While no deal is imminent, as formal discussions have yet to take place, the Brooklyn Nets have targeted former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson as their ideal replacement for the recently fired Avery Johnson, reports Howard Beck of The New York Times.No deal is imminent, no formal discussions have taken place, and it is not even clear that Jackson wants the...
The Los Angeles Lakers retired Jamaal Wilkes' No. 52 jersey during Friday's 104-87 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Following the game Kobe Bryant was asked who he would want presenting at his own jersey retirement.
"I'd probably force Shaq to do it," said Bryant.
Antawn Jamison has seen just about everything in his NBA career.
Not this, he said Friday after sitting out a fifth consecutive game via the dreaded DNP-Coachs Decision.
Fifteen years, the Lakers forward said, recapping his career. My only thing is let me know why. I dont think you go from starting and 30-something minutes to not in the rotation whatsoever. And not explaining to...
Antawn Jamison was angry after spending a fifth consecutive game at the end of the Lakers' bench.
He was less irritated after thinking about it for a couple of days.
"I'm kind of disappointed in myself that I kind of expressed my frustration the way I did, but I'm human," Jamison said Sunday. "We move forward and most importantly, we've got a game...
Kobe Bryant hit Twitter for the first time on Christmas, taking over the @nikebasketball feed for three full days.
"It was cool. It was just fun. I had a good time talking with a lot of the fans," said Bryant. "The coolest thing about that was the one-on-one interaction. It was like I was getting flooded with text messages from fans and it was pretty cool to be able...
When someone can make a joke about a painful past, it’s generally considered a step forward. We’re not sure if that’s the case with Kobe Bryant here, but we hope he’s found some measure of healing.
Bryant poked fun at his contentious relationship with former Lakers teammate Shaquille O’Neal on Friday night after former Laker Jamaal Wilkes had his jersey retired. When asked...
When the Brooklyn Nets fired former head coach Avery Johnson on Thursday; it was reported that the Team’s Owner Mikhail Prokhorov, had one candidate at the top of his wish list to take over running his squad; former Lakers and Bulls head coach Phil Jackson. Those hopes appeared dead in the water a short time later, when his agent Todd Musburger, issued a statement that his client...
After inexplicably being shelved for the fifth consecutive game on Friday night, Los Angeles Lakers power forward Antawn Jamison acknowledged that head coach Mike D’Antoni’s decision-making has chapped his ass. “My only thing is let me know why,” said Jamison, … Continue reading →
I’m not going to lie. The end of the Lakers 2012 was about as stark in contrast as some of the mismatched outfits Cindy Lauper likes to wear. Look no further than Christmas Day, when the Lakers conquered the ghosts of Christmas past and pulled out a 100-94 win. Pau Gasol streaking down the middle of the lane for a game clinching dunk put an exclamation point on how bad they wanted...
Tweet In addition to seeing the Los Angeles Lakers have a relatively easy time beating the Portland Trail Blazers 104-87 on Friday the crowd at Staples Center was able to witness a franchise legend take his rightful place among the greats to wear purple & gold. Jamaal Wilkes, who joined the likes of Jerry [...]
UPI/Lori SheplerKobe Passed! That’s right, on Thursday it was announced that Kobe Bryant passed Lebron James as the top vote-getter for the 2013 All-Star game. While the initial ballot return announcements had Lebron ahead of Kobe by 1,929 votes, the second return now shows Kobe ahead of Lebron by 7,130. It’s reasonable to assume that Kobe’s current streak of games with over...
Image Credit: Robert Hanashiro | USA TODAY SportsWhen Stan Van Gundy was fired as the Orlando Magic’s head coach back in May, most fingers were pointed at Dwight Howard. Despite their awkward break up in Orlando, the LA Times’ Ben Bloch reports that the two are now getting along just fine.Van Gundy and Howard regularly exchange friendly text messages, in which the two discuss...
The Los Angeles Lakers are slowly starting to resemble the team most thought they would be after headline-grabbing offseason acquisitions. The Philadelphia 76ers, conversely, are fading fast after a solid start.
The Lakers seek their seventh win in eight games and their fourth straight at home on Tuesday night when they face the road-weary 76ers.
After adding Dwight Howard and...
Jamison says he doesn't want to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and is "here for the long haul."