7:11 AM EDT, Mon April 24, 2017
Lake Show Life 7 hours ago

Lakers’ new training facility should help draw free agents to LA

The Los Angeles Lakers will ring in a new era with a brand new practice facility that should be a selling point to free agents. The Lakers’ fancy new UCLA Training Center in El Segundo is almost ready and it will mean a lot going into this summer as Magic Johnson, Luke Walton and Rob […] Lakers’ new training facility should help draw free agents to LA - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
San Francisco Chronicle 16 hours ago

Mike Brown to fill in for Steve Kerr at media availability Sunday

After filling in for Steve Kerr in the Warriors’ Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers, Mike Brown is set to meet with reporters Sunday afternoon at the team hotel. Kerr felt well enough to go over the game plan Saturday afternoon with Brown, but stayed back at the team hotel. Luke Walton, serving as the interim head coach, guided the Warriors to a 39-4 record in that stretch.

How long will Mike Brown serve as Warriors’ interim head coach?

How long will Mike Brown serve as Warriors’ interim head coach? In July, after Luke Walton left to become the Lakers’ head coach, the Warriors made a curious hire: Many wondered why Steve Kerr would replace an offensive-minded assistant with Brown, a defensive guru, when Golden State already had Ron Adams — arguably the NBA’s top defensive assistant — on staff. More than a detail-oriented coach adept at crafting rotations and practice plans, Brown is a worthy insurance option should Kerr miss extended time. In 2009, after guiding the Cavaliers to 66 regular-season wins, he was...

Steve Kerr to miss Game 3; Mike Brown to fill in

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will miss Game 3 Saturday night against the Trail Blazers with an illness, Golden State has announced. The 2008-09 NBA Coach of the Year with Cleveland, he led Golden State after Kerr was ejected in the third quarter of the Warriors’ Feb. 4 overtime loss to the Kings. Luke Walton, serving as the interim head coach, guided the Warriors to a 39-4 record in that stretch. The showing helped him get hired as the Lakers’ head coach this past offseason.

Warriors’ Steve Kerr misses shoot-around, questionable for Game 3

Head coach Steve Kerr missed Golden State’s shoot-around Saturday morning because he was “under the weather,” a team spokesman said. Brown has extensive head-coaching experience with the Cavaliers (2005-10, 2013-14) and the Lakers. The 2008-09 NBA Coach of the Year with Cleveland, he led Golden State after Kerr was ejected in the third quarter of the Warriors’ Feb. 4 overtime loss to the Kings. Luke Walton, serving as the interim head coach, guided the Warriors to a 39-4 record in that stretch. The showing helped him get hired as the Lakers’ head coach this past offseason.
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 18, 2017
Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell says he improved as a playmaker; wants to become a better leader

Lakers News: D’Angelo Russell says he improved as a playmaker; wants to become a better leader

The usual. D’Angelo Russell missed the first round of exit interviews last week as he continued to deal with the passing of his grandmother. Tuesday morning, he sat down with Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka and Luke Walton, then shared their thoughts with the media afterward. There were no real surprises in the message he relayed, though some will probably disagree with his assessment of the year because of course they will. The interview started with what the Lakers brass was hoping for Russell to improve upon and the message aligned with what other players who will be returning have said....
Los Angeles Daily News Apr 18, 2017
Lakers' D'Angelo Russell plans to improve his consistency, leadership

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell plans to improve his consistency, leadership

EL SEGUNDO >> As one of the most prominent faces of the young Lakers, D'Angelo Russell sat at his exit meeting and listened to some honest feedback. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, General Manager Rob Pelinka and Coach Luke Walton outlined three areas Russell needs to improve.
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 17, 2017
Finding the silver linings of the Lakers’ disappointing season

Finding the silver linings of the Lakers’ disappointing season

Just a few of the positives deep beneath the surface. The Los Angeles Lakers strung together five wins in their last six games, much to the dismay of the pro-tank Lakers crowd. The team struggled for most of the season and the young core that holds so much promise seemed to hit a wall. After a surprising 10-10 start, it seems all the Lakers have done is disappoint. However, even in a lost season, there’s always a silver lining. The Lakers got off to a hot start behind one of the league’s best benches. Head coach Luke Walton effectively used different lineups and it seemed like...
Lake Show Life Apr 14, 2017

Lakers’ Head Coach Luke Walton Is Adored By His Players

In today’s NBA, a coach must be able to get through his players regardless of their age. It seems Luke Walton gets this generation, and they adore him for it.  Lakers’ general manager Rob Pelinka seems to be the perfect boss for Lakers head coach Luke Walton, as he spoke today about hiring a Wellness […] Lakers’ Head Coach Luke Walton Is Adored By His Players - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 13, 2017
Lakers players explain why they love Luke Walton

Lakers players explain why they love Luke Walton

The team had a lot of affection for their head coach. When the Los Angeles Lakers hired Luke Walton as head coach last summer, the former Golden State Warriors assistant came with promises of relationship building with his players and beautiful ball movement, among other things. The Lakes made slow progress this season on the latter front, but Walton has certainly fulfilled the former pledge. Just ask his players, as the media did during their exit interviews Thursday. "I feel like he is the definition of a player's coach,” said Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, and it’s not just team’s...
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 13, 2017
Larry Nance, Jr. says he wants ‘to be in Defensive Player of the Year discussions’

Larry Nance, Jr. says he wants ‘to be in Defensive Player of the Year discussions’

The third-year forward has lofty goals for his career moving forward. Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance, Jr. told the media following his exit interview with Lakers President Magic Johnson, general manager Rob Pelinka and head coach Luke Walton that his discussion with the team’s brain trust centered on what has mostly been considered an area of expertise for him. “We talked a lot about how off-ball defense was an areas of strength for me,” Nance said. “But where I want to get better and I hope to get better is individual, on-ball defense.” Nance said he wants to help the...
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 13, 2017
Luke Walton and Rob Pelinka explained why the Lakers want Brandon Ingram to work with Kobe Bryant

Luke Walton and Rob Pelinka explained why the Lakers want Brandon Ingram to work with Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles wants one of their former stars to work with one of their most promising young players. Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton managed to have a 10-year playing career, but it wasn’t because he was a superstar player. Walton was obviously more talented than the general population, but for an NBA player, he didn’t have the potential that allows a player to get to the next level. He and the Lakers front office believe rookie forward Brandon Ingram does have that type of talent, and it’s why they want him to work with Kobe Bryant this summer. Walton said a reason they...

Lakers’ Timofey Mozgov expects to be starting center next season

EL SEGUNDO — The Lakers brought Timofey Mozgov here last summer on a lucrative four-year, $64 million with the promise he would become the team’s starting center. That did not actually play out in real time. Lakers coach Luke Walton …
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 13, 2017
Corey Brewer says the Lakers’ young players have to show progress this summer

Corey Brewer says the Lakers’ young players have to show progress this summer

The mid-season acquisition has been around the league long enough to know the team needs to make strides to stick together. Corey Brewer may have only joined the Los Angeles Lakers towards the tail end of the season, but he still feels the pain of the losing the franchise has endured and wants to help turn things around. “I want to get the Lakers get back to being great again,” Brewer said following his exit interview with Lakers President Magic Johnson, general manager Rob Pelinka and head coach Luke Walton. “Everybody is tired of losing.” To that end, Brewer told the media he...
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 13, 2017
Jordan Clarkson isn’t worried about whether or not the Lakers will trade him

Jordan Clarkson isn’t worried about whether or not the Lakers will trade him

The third-year guard plans to ignore rumors about himself. The Los Angeles Lakers won nine more games than last season, but the team was still holding exit interviews in April. That lack of a postseason appearance left Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson unwilling to give the team too much praise following his exit interview with head coach Luke Walton and the team’s front office. “I wouldn’t say it was a successful year for us, but we grew for sure,” Clarkson said, adding that the team has loftier goals to aim for during their next campaign. “I’m not saying we’ll make the playoffs...

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