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Magic Johnson says the Lakers should pursue DeMar DeRozan in free agency

Magic has some tips for the front office. Anyone who even casually follows the Los Angeles Lakers knows the team faces a pivotal offseason this summer. First comes the draft lottery, where the Lakers' second-worst record still only gives them a 55.8 percent chance to keep their pick. After either drafting or finding out they won't retain the pick, the team's front office must next turn their attempts towards free agency, where they project to have a league-leading $68.3 million in cap space, plenty of money to offer at least two maximum contracts. With Lakers president Jim Buss staring...
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Lakers News: Magic Johnson says he plans to mentor D'Angelo Russell

Los Angeles' legendary point guard plans to pass along some of his knowledge to its current one. After the worst season in franchise history, Los Angeles Lakers fans have been treated to quite a week. It all started last Sunday, when the team announced they had declined the third-year option on head...

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#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Derek Fisher's 0.4 seconds

#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Derek Fishers 0.4 seconds
Orange County Register Apr 28, 2016
Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Luke Walton

Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview Luke Walton

The Lakers are completing the beginning steps of their coaching search by pursuing someone both familiar by name and intriguing by potential. The Golden State Warriors have granted the Lakers permission to interview assistant Luke Walton once their...

#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Kobe throws it up, Shaq slams it down

#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Kobe throws it up, Shaq slams it down
Luke Walton won’t address Lakers job opening, says of Warriors: ‘I love my job here. I absolutely love it.’

Luke Walton won’t address Lakers job opening, says of Warriors: ‘I love my job here. I absolutely love it.’

OAKLAND — Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton smiled as he deflected questions about head coaching openings and said he would only answer ones about the playoffs. Asked about the Los Angeles Lakers job opening, the former Lakers player said, “All I’m… Continue Reading → The post Luke Walton won’t address Lakers job opening, says of Warriors: ‘I love my job here. I absolutely love it.’ appeared first on Inside the Warriors.
Orange County Register Apr 26, 2016
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak wants a coach in place in time for June 23 NBA draft

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak wants a coach in place in time for June 23 NBA draft

In firing Byron Scott on Sunday night, the Lakers not only freed themselves of the coach who oversaw the two worst seasons in franchise history, but also gave themselves a chance to make a correct coaching hire after the past three coaches failed to...
Orange County Register Apr 25, 2016
Bonsignore: Unless Lakers address Buss issue, they won't go far

Bonsignore: Unless Lakers address Buss issue, they won't go far

The Lakers are looking for a new coach. Take five! Take your seat, Byron Scott. It’s the one next to Mike Brown and Mike D’Antoni, your two predecessors. Thanks for your service, as brief as it was. The Lakers pulled the rug out from under Scott...
Lakers 'looking to have big offseason,' don't want a long coaching search, GM Mitch Kupchak says

Lakers 'looking to have big offseason,' don't want a long coaching search, GM Mitch Kupchak says

The hunt for a new Lakers head coach will not drag deep into the summer as it did two years ago, when the team waited until late July to hire Byron Scott, General Manager Mitch Kupchak told the team's television network Monday. The Lakers parted ways...
Orange County Register Apr 25, 2016
Miller: Lakers have post-Byron Scott decisions to make, and that's a scary thought

Miller: Lakers have post-Byron Scott decisions to make, and that's a scary thought

There’s no way, of course, they can win in this. But then, the good news is everyone is used to them not winning by now. I mean, these are the Lakers. So, even if firing Byron Scott was the absolute right decision, they still messed up by not...

5-on-5: Who should be Lakers' next coach?

5-on-5: Who should be Lakers next coach?
Orange County Register Apr 25, 2016
Whicker: Byron Scott had no chance with these Lakers, and the same could go for his successor

Whicker: Byron Scott had no chance with these Lakers, and the same could go for his successor

Byron Scott is no longer the coach of the Lakers. Use your own verb. Fired, released, liberated. Maybe even promoted. Scott’s two seasons (38-126) were the Lakers’ worst of all time. That was about as much of a surprise as his firing. To find a...
Orange County Register Apr 25, 2016
List of potential candidates to replace Byron Scott

List of potential candidates to replace Byron Scott

Here are some of the possible candidates to replace Byron Scott as Lakers coach: • Luke Walton: Former Lakers forward, current assistant with Golden State who guided the Warriors to a 16-0 start this season during Steve Kerr’s absence. • Mark...
Los Angeles Times Apr 24, 2016

Byron Scott will not return as Lakers' coach

Byron Scott will not be back to coach the Lakers after winning 38 games over two seasons, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday night. Scott was informed of the decision after the Lakers' minor-league affiliate lost at the team's training facility in El Segundo. Two potential candidates...
Byron Scott out as coach of Lakers

Byron Scott out as coach of Lakers

Byron Scott will not return for a third season as Lakers coach after his teams won 38 games in his first two seasons at the helm. The organization opted not to exercise a third-year option on Scott’s contract, the Register learned. Scott shepherded...

#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Kobe's OT game-winner at buzzer vs. Suns

#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Kobes OT game-winner at buzzer vs. Suns

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