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Orange County Register

Can Lakers model Spurs in front-office synergy?

LOS ANGELES – The Spurs’ decades-long consistency through five NBA championships and 19 consecutive playoff appearances left Lakers coach Luke Walton shaking his head. “It’s insane,” Walton said. “They play the right way and do things the...

Los Angeles Times

Tyler Ennis adjusts to life with the Lakers, his fourth team in two years

Not long after the Lakers traded for him, point guard Tyler Ennis got a phone call from his new head coach. “That just made me feel a lot more comfortable,” Ennis said. On Saturday, Ennis participated in his first Lakers practice. The Rockets traded Ennis and the draft rights to Australian Brad...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson takes Magic Johnson's praise to heart

More than once since he first became part of the Lakers organization again, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has made one thing very clear. He believes Jordan Clarkson has the potential to be a great defender. Lakers Coach Luke Walton agrees. “Coming into training camp he said I...

Los Angeles Times

Magic takes in Lakers; begins to leave his mark

Weeks ago now-Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson told Coach Luke Walton he was ready to grind. On Thursday morning, Johnson stood on a blue swath of Oklahoma City’s court wearing black warmup pants and a black Lakers sweatshirt, reviewing practice with Walton. Lakers rookie...

Luke Walton On Lakers Front Office Changes, Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton comments on the Lakers front office changes, of promoting Magic Johnson to President of Basketball Operations and Jeanie Buss letting go of Mitch Kupchak and her brother Jim Buss. Walton says he wasn't consulted

Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers have conflicting feelings over front-office changes

EL SEGUNDO >> The conflicting emotions swirled around Luke Walton's head as he tried to process feeling both a "little sad" and "excited."The Lakers' coach expressed sympathy over Lakers president Jeanie Buss firing former general manager Mitch Kupchak and demoting her brother, the former executive Jim Buss.

Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers at All-Star break: What's happened, what's ahead?

Lakers pre-break reviewKEY MOMENT: When the Lakers hired Luke Walton as their head coach, which has created both a positive working environment and team structure. Walton and the Lakers would admit he's a work in progress, like most first-year coaches. But with coaching influences tracing from Arizona (Lute Olson), Phil Jackson (Lakers) and Steve Kerr (Golden State), Walton has blended his basketball expertise and calm personality to help his young players develop better habits.

Orange County Register

Lakers have much to address before season ends

NBA All-Star breaks used to be a relaxing time for Luke Walton. As a player, Walton often vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to enjoy some sun and recharge in the middle of a physically taxing NBA season. As an NBA coach, his schedule is...

Orange County Register

Lakers at All-Star break: What's happened, what lies ahead?

LAKERS PRE-BREAK REVIEW KEY MOMENT: When the Lakers hired Luke Walton as their head coach, which has created both a positive working environment and team structure. Walton and the Lakers would admit he’s a work in progress, like most first-year...

Los Angeles Daily News

Nick Young enjoys resurgence under Lakers coach Luke Walton

NEW ORLEANS >> In his own unique way, Lakers veteran Nick Young reflected on his resurgent season while blending in some commentary on the turmoil of the past few years.When the NBA hosts its 3-point shooting contest as part of All-Star Weekend on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, Young will become the third Lakers player to participate in the event after Byron Scott (1987, 1988) and Michael Cooper (1987).

Los Angeles Times

Lakers blown out again; this time to lowly Suns, 137-101

Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw fell ill before Wednesday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns and was unable to make it to the bench in Talking Stick Resort Arena. He might have been the lucky one. At least the former Lakers star did not have to witness a 137-101 drubbing at the hands of the...

Los Angeles Times

Up next for Lakers: Tuesday night vs. Sacramento

LAKERS UP NEXT VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Spectrum SportsNet, Spectrum Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 19-37; Kings 23-32. Record vs. Kings: 1-1. Update: The last time these teams met, Lakers Coach Luke Walton grew so furious...

Inside the Lakers | Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers’ Luke Walton plans to keep same starting lineup at least before All-Star break

Lately, Brandon Ingram has not had to worry exactly at what point he would enter the game. Lakers coach Luke Walton has started him for the past three games with a clear eye on accelerating Ingram’s development at a time …

Inside the Lakers | Los Angeles Daily News

Luke Walton, Magic Johnson meeting not yet finalized

The circumstances have not allowed a certain development to happen as fast as Magic Johnson ran the fast break. Though the Lakers named Magic Johnson last week as an advisor for both the team’s business and basketball operations, Lakers coach …

Orange County Register

Lakers podcast: Is the transition to youth movement the right move

Before Monday's night win over the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton made wholesale changes to his rotation, bringing forward Luol Deng in as a reserve and benching center Timofey Mosgov. Have the Lakers decided its time to...

Inquisitr

Phil Jackson Continues Driving Rift Between Carmelo Anthony And New York Knicks

Coming off an embarrassing 121-107 loss at the hands of Western Conference cellar dweller Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, the New York Knicks remain in a state of disarray. Head coach Jeff Hornacek called for his team to “play for some pride,” Kristaps Porzingis admitted there’s a lack of trust on the court and team president Phil Jackson remains committed to pushing Carmelo Anthony out the door. Jackson, in particular, escalated matters on Tuesday when he acknowledged Kevin Ding’s latest Bleacher Report column. Ding’s piece criticized Anthony’s desire to win, especially compared...

Los Angeles Times

Coach Luke Walton touches base with Magic Johnson, who'll serve Lakers in advisory role.

After days of phone tag, Lakers Coach Luke Walton finally connected with Magic Johnson on Monday. It was the first time since Johnson rejoined the Lakers in an advisory role that the two spoke to each other. “I was excited to hear that he wants in and wants to grind,” Walton said. “That’s what...

New York Post

Phil Jackson still giving advice to coach candidate who got away

Luke Walton’s first full-time head coaching job with the Lakers has not found the same success as the little interim appointment he had with the Warriors last year. Of course, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green kind of helped that substitute job along. But with a roster laden with young and learning Lakers,...

FOX Sports

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks: Highs and Lows

The Los Angeles Lakers got their first win on the Grammy road trip, beating Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks 121-107 at Madison Square Garden. Here are the highs and lows from the game.Luke Walton rolled out a new starting five against his former head coach Phil Jackson and the New York Kni...

New York Post

Knicks’ injuries don’t expose health crisis — they expose Phil Jackson

When Jeff Hornacek assesses his starting lineup, the Knicks coach says he doesn’t want to make changes yet. Too often, the quintet has been broken up by minor injuries. Since Dec. 7, the lineup hasn’t been intact for 19-of-31 games, including Monday’s match against the Lakers, which center Joakim Noah missed with a left hamstring...

Orange County Register

Brandon Ingram expected to start for Lakers vs. Knicks

NEW YORK -- Brandon Ingram will slide into the Lakers starting lineup Tuesday against the Knicks, an apparent signal from coach Luke Walton that the team is prioritizing development for the remainder of the season. Ingram, 19, has started 14 games...

Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram to start Tuesday vs Knicks

NEW YORK - Brandon Ingram will slide into the Lakers' starting lineup Tuesday against the Knicks, an apparent signal from coach Luke Walton that the team is prioritizing development for the remainder of the season. Ingram, 19, has started 14 games in his rookie season, but always as a fill-in for an injured starter.

Green Street | WEEI

Brad Stevens named coach of the Eastern Conference All-Stars

After clinching the second-best record in the East, Celtics coach Brad Stevens and his coaching staff have earned the right to coach the Eastern Conference All-Star team.  The Celtics’ 113-107 win over the Lakers put them 2.5 games ahead of the Wizards, while only two games separate the C’s from first place. Stevens becomes the […]

Boston Herald

Stevens gets All-Star job as Celtics beat Lakers 113-107

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas isnt the only Boston Celtics representative in the NBA All-Star Game anymore.With Torontos loss to Orlando earlier Friday night, Brad Stevens was assured his spot as coach of the Eastern Conference and will join Thomas next Sunday in New Orleans.Meanwhile, Thomas padded his All-Star credentials by scoring 17 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter as the surging Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-107.(Stevens) should put me in that starting lineup, Thomas joked. Thats going to be good.Its the first career All-Star appearance for Stevens, in his fourth season with...

Boston Herald

Bulpett: Brad Stevens earns chance to coach All-Stars, bond with greats

The Celtics were happy as they bounded from the floor after last night’s 113-107 victory over the Lakers. But not as happy as the two kids waiting for them in the hallway that leads to their dressing room.The Celts came into the evening with a magic number of 1 to beat the Raptors out and earn their coaches the right to lead the Eastern Conference All-Stars in New Orleans in two weeks.And earn the coaches’ children the right to tag along as ballkids and the like.So Braeden Shrewsberry, son of assistant coach Micah, and Brady Stevens, son of Brad, were leading the welcoming committee in...

CSN New England

Celtics' Brad Stevens will coach Eastern Conference All-Stars

BOSTON The Boston Celtics were trying to put the finishing touches on the Los Angeles Lakers when the all-star fate of Brad Stevens and

Los Angeles Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 116-108 loss to the Washington Wizards

Thursday was a big news day for the Lakers, making that night’s game secondary. Lakers Coach Luke Walton’s pregame news conference was dominated by talk of the Lakers hiring Magic Johnson in a role that seems to be as an all-purpose adviser who reports to team President Jeanie Buss. When the news...

Orange County Register

Heisler: Laker Family coming home, and Jerry West should be next

In the good news for the Lakers, with Magic Johnson back in the loop, at least they’re going to resemble the Lakers. For all the talk about Laker Family, a dire, just-like-everybody-else prospect was looming with a popular young coach in place and...

Los Angeles Daily News

Laker Family coming home, and Jerry West should be next

In the good news for the Lakers, with Magic Johnson back in the loop, at least they're going to resemble the Lakers.For all the talk about Laker Family, a dire, just-like-everybody-else prospect was looming with a popular young coach in place and their young team struggling as young teams do, especially ones without budding superstars like Joel Embiid or Karl-Anthony Towns.

CSN New England

Bradley (Achilles) out again, Olynyk (shoulder) available off bench vs. Lakers

BOSTON The return of Avery Bradley to the Boston Celtics is near, but it wont be tonight.Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Bradley

The Best Thing You Could Possibly Hear About Brandon Ingram

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton says rookie Brandon Ingram is advancing a lot faster than he would expect from a 19 year old rookie and after his 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 rebounds performance against Paul George, said Ingram was the be