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Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Lakers Coach Byron Scott returns to team

Byron Scott had one emotional letdown that he could remember -- Monday morning in the Bay Area, the day the Lakers played Golden State.

Timberwolves Blog | St. Paul Pioneer Press

Foul or no foul? Saunders and LaVine disagree

The Timberwolves lost 101-99 after rookie guard Zach LaVine fouled Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson with 0.3 seconds left in overtime, sending Carkson to the line to make two free throws. "He fouled him," Wolves coach Flip Saunders said. "You hope every time you get an opportunity (to learn from it). You just have to watch film." A replay appeared to show LaVine hitting Clarkson with a forearm between when Clarkson grabbed the rebound and hurried a shot at the hole. LaVine disagreed with the foul call. "Hell no," he said. "They can't call that with 0.3 seconds left. I will go […] The post Foul...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Lin gets chance to start anew

EL SEGUNDO – In baseball, losing teams in the end stages of a season call up prospects and give them a taste of the big leagues, and see if they fit with future plans. Similarly, Lakers coach Byron Scott is using the final weeks of his team’s...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Coach Byron Scott Talks Feedback From Fans

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott credits Jeremy Lin with a great performance in Lakers win over Philadelphia. Plus, talks feedback from fans. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/Laker

Lakers Nation

Lakers Practice Footage: Byron Scott Hands On With Jordan Clarkson

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott gets on the court with rookie Jordan Clarkson to teach him a few things before the upcoming road trip. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/LakersNatio

Los Angeles Times

Lakers Coach Byron Scott to miss two games to attend mother's funeral

Lakers Coach Byron Scott will miss two games this week to attend funeral services for his mother, Dorothy, who died last week at age 72.

Lakers Nation

Byron Scott Names Jeremy Lin A Starter, His Future In LA

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott names Jeremy Lin starter, asked about the possibility of resigning him in NBA free agency Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://twitter.com/LakersNation | Become a

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Byron Scott to miss upcoming games following mother's death

LOS ANGELES -- Byron Scott will miss the Lakers upcoming games in Oklahoma City and Minnesota to attend the funeral of his mother, Dorothy, who died on March 15. Assistant coach Paul Pressey will assume head duties on Tuesday against the Thunder and...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Byron Scott hoped for more Nash magic

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Before the 2014-15 season began, when the Los Angeles Lakers were still in training camp, Byron Scott studied the way Steve Nash moved on the court -- and the Lakers head coach liked what he saw. “I was really excited, because I did see a lot of the Steve Nash that I had played against and coached against for so many years,” Scott said Saturday after the team practiced at their facility here. Scott envisioned the then-40-year old Nash, a two-time MVP, playing between 15-20 minutes a night.

San Jose Mercury News

Warriors' Kerr to be cautious with Thompson's injury

After Klay Thompson was hurt Monday stepping on foot of Los Angeles Lakers' Tarik Black, Golden State Warriors' coach Steve Kerr said he will careful with Thompson's injury; Kerr leaning toward starting Justin Holiday vs. Atlanta Hawks

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Behind the Scenes: No champagne tonight

With a win over the Lakers or an Oklahoma City loss at Dallas on Monday, the Warriors will clinch their third consecutive playoff appearance. They haven’t been to three straight postseasons since the franchise won the title in 1975 and also made the playoffs in 1976 and 1977. Still, the Warriors won’t be celebrating Monday. “I guarantee you that not one of us was aware that we can clinch (a playoff spot) tonight,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said before Monday’s game against the Lakers. … “If I wasn’t aware, I’m pretty sure that those guys weren’t aware, either. We’re...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors Thompson out 7-10 days

Klay Thompson has missed only three games in his four-season career, but he’s about to miss a fourth and possibly many more. The Warriors’ shooting guard rolled his right ankle during the third quarter Monday and postgame swelling will cause him to miss Wednesday’s game against Atlanta — and at least the next four, too. Maybe less, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. Thompson’s ankle took a gnarly roll when he stepped on Tarik Black’s foot while driving to the basket during the third quarter of Monday’s win over the Lakers. Thompson, who played every game his first two...

Orange County Register

Final: Hawks 91, Lakers 86

LOS ANGELES – After their coach accused them of being “selfish” and overlooking the woeful New York Knicks in their previous home appearance, one could only wonder how the Los Angeles Lakers might approach a team resting three of its starters....

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Byron Scott staring down a tough task

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Two days after what he felt was an embarrassing home loss to the struggling New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott expounded on his blunt criticisms of his team. “I say how I feel after games like that,” Scott said at Saturday’s practice. “I let them know. I wasn’t happy with that game. I thought we came in with a lack of respect for a team that had beaten us in New York. We can’t afford to look at teams’ records and think, ‘OK, their record is worse than us, so we’re a better team than they are.

New York Post

The curious Knicks dynamic of Fisher and Hardaway

LOS ANGELES — It was a rare sweet night for Knicks president Phil Jackson and coach Derek Fisher to sweep the season series from their former team, the Lakers, but it...

New York Post

For Knicks’ Fisher, it’s a long way from his Lakers glory days

LOS ANGELES — Knicks rookie coach Derek Fisher may get a standing ovation Thursday night, but not for anything he has done lately on the sidelines. It’s all about the...

Grand Rapids Press

Pistons Patter: Detroit scouting report never arrives a minute too soon -- and isn't wanted until then

Head coach Stan Van Gundy got his scouting report for tonight's game against Golden State right after Tuesday's game against the Lakers, and any sooner would be confusing.

New York Daily News

Fisher returns to face Lakers for 1st time as Knicks coach

Derek Fisher hasn’t experienced much success during his debut season with the Knicks, but he will be reminded of past glories Thursday.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Lakers sign Jabari Brown to 10-day contract

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Jabari Brown to a 10-day contract to shore up their backcourt depth. Brown, a 6-foot-4 undrafted rookie and former University of Missouri teammate of Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, most recently played with the Lakers' D-League team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He led the D-League in scoring this season, at 24.4 points per game, and was named a 2015 NBA D-League All-Star. The Lakers have lost guards Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Ronnie Price to season-ending injuries and are without guard Nick Young (knee) for at least the next couple weeks, Lakers coach...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Kobe returns to Lakers' bench

LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' bench Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks for the first time since his season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21. But it didn't seem like it was necessarily Bryant's idea to return to the sidelines, where he supported his teammates in their 100-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he spoke to Bryant before the team's recent three-game trip and told him that he wanted him at the home games starting Sunday.

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Rondo not talking free agency as Mavs roll past Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Much has happened in the three months since Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo ate breakfast together in Boston. Rondo was traded to Dallas, where he has struggled to jive with coach Rick Carlisle. Bryant suffered a season-ending torn...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers lose, 104-103, to a Charlotte team that shows it wants it more

The Lakers used to have all sorts of problems on their annual trip here, most notably double-digit losses in back-to-back championship seasons when Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant were still in their prime and Derek Fisher would have laughed at questions about being a future NBA coach.

Denver Post

Timeline of former Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw's time in Denver

June 25, 2013: Shaw is hired as a first-year head coach after working as an assistant with the Pacers and Lakers.

Knicks Blog | ESPN New York

Knicks need to be patient with Fisher

NEW YORK –- With little to play for this season, the Knicks franchise might be counting down the days to the lottery and free agency to begin rebuilding. But Derek Fisher was reminded on Tuesday that a head coach can never get too cozy no matter what the circumstances. Earlier in the day, Brian Shaw, a former Lakers teammate of Fisher's and fellow Phil Jackson disciple, was fired as coach of the Denver Nuggets with just more than a month remaining in the season.

Los Angeles Times

Coach Byron Scott says Lakers must get rebounds in road games this week

The challenge for the Lakers on this week's three-game trip is to at least hold their own on the backboards.

Sun Herald

Lakers' Young out again vs. Hornets

Lakers coach Byron Scott says Nick Young will miss Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a sore left.

Inside the NBA | Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford: P.J. Hairston again inactive

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said before Tuesday’s home game against the Los Angeles Lakers that rookie P.J. Hairston would again be inactive. Hairston was deactivated for Sunday’s road game against the Orlando Magic. Two sources confirmed that Hairston missed...

Los Angeles Times

Lakers big men pushed aside by Thunder front line in 108-101 loss

The Lakers' big men were called out by their coach.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Thunder 108, Lakers 101: The streak ends

LOS ANGELES -- As the season drags out, Lakers Nation is divided. Do they want to keep losing and improve their chances of keeping their first-round draft pick? Or do they want to win regardless of the draft implications? There is no consensus either way, but head coach Byron Scott offered his perspective on what he felt the fans want. “I think the majority of them ...” Scott said before pausing and rethinking his answer. “Let’s say half and half.

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Lakers credit improved defense for streak

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers are in unfamiliar territory. Not only are they riding a surprising three-game win streak, but perhaps more impressive, they’re doing so because of their defense, which has been a historic weakness at times this season. “We’re just changing out defense a lot,” coach Byron Scott said at practice Saturday. “We’re going to our full-court press, we’re going to our zone, we’re going to our man.