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Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Byron Scott the right man for Kobe, Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers took their good old time, but they indeed finally settled on a coach as they started contract negotiations Friday with Byron Scott, according to ESPN the Magazine’s Chris Broussard. The first question that comes to mind is: What took so long? It has been nearly three months since Mike D'Antoni resigned on April 30th, accepting a buyout worth approximately half of the $4 million he was due to be paid next season. League sources told me on the night that D’Antoni left that the Lakers would cast a wide net for their coaching search and the sense was that if you...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Thibs: Boozer good fit with Lakers

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau believes Carlos Boozer will be a good fit for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Boozer was claimed off waivers by the Lakers on Thursday. The final year of Boozer's deal was amnestied by the Bulls on Tuesday. "When you look at four years and you win 200 games, he did a terrific job for us," Thibodeau said Friday. "Carlos has had a great career, he did his job here, and we wish him nothing but the best.

Orange County Register

Lakers to start summer league session without a head coach

Technically, Kobe Bryant wasn’t supposed to have a say. But of course he was going to say something. When you are the $48.5 million man, and the time between international adventures is spent lingering near the team offices, you are bound to be...

Lakers Nation

Kobe Bryant Endorses Byron Scott For Lakers Head Coach

At Kobe Bryant's Basketball Academy, Kobe endorses Byron Scott as the next head coach of the Lakers, says they have had a 'tremendously close relationship.' Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com

Sacramento Bee

Kings open practice in Las Vegas to prepare for Summer League

The Kings held the first practice of their summer league minicamp Monday morning at Spring Valley High School. Sacramento Kings forward Quincy Acy (5) reacts to a turnover against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Kings head coach Michael Malone won’t focus on the summer league championship, but he doesn’t expect the Kings to be beaten like they were last year. Sacramento Kings guard Ray McCallum (3) drives past Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (20) in the first quarter on Wednesday April 2, 2014 in the NBA game between the...

Lakers Nation

Pat Riley's Top 5 Moments In Lakers History

Lakers Nation breaks down Pat Riley's top five moments as a Laker, as both a player and coach. No Heat, no Knicks, all Lakers and plenty of Showtime. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/Lakers

New York Post

Knicks make offer to Kurt Rambis to be Derek Fisher’s top assistant

The Knicks have made Lakers coaching candidate Kurt Rambis a four-year offer of roughly $4.8 million to be rookie coach Derek Fisher’s top assistant, according to an NBA source. Rambis,...

New York Daily News

Phil Jackson, Knicks to meet with Carmelo Anthony in L.A Thursday night

Phil Jackson is hoping to finalize a contract extension with Carmelo Anthony Thursday night in Los Angeles following a scheduled meeting with Knicks officials. A source close to Anthony confirmed on Thursday that the free agent forward will meet with Jackson and head coach Derek Fisher following a meeting with the Lakers

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Why Lakers make sense for Carmelo Anthony

As tricky as it was for the Los Angeles Lakers to clear up all the cap space that they have for this summer, now the even bigger trick becomes convincing a top-tier free agent to come in and take that money. L.A. can’t promise much basketball-wise at the moment. They are the only team in the league without a coach, for starters. They also only have six players who can be penciled into the lineup for next season. Two of them, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, are 19-year veterans coming off of injuries.

Knicks Blog | ESPN New York

Will Kobe's call to Melo make a difference?

Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant won five rings together, forming one of the most successful player-coach relationships in NBA history along the way. But the relationship between Jackson and Bryant may be a bit icy over the next few weeks. The two NBA greats are on opposite sides of the chase for Carmelo Anthony -- and Kobe’s going to do all he can to make sure Carmelo ends up in L.A. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Bryant has already put in a call to Carmelo to talk free agency and he plans to meet with Melo to sell him on the Lakers.

Lakers Nation

Derek Fisher's Top 5 Moments In Lakers History

Lakers Nation looks back at New York Knick head coach Derek Fisher's Top 5 Moments In Lakers History. From elbowing Luis Scola to clutch shots against the Boston Celtics to the famous 0.4. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation