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  • Letters: Any good news for the Lakers?

    Letters: Any good news for the Lakers?
    Lakers' ownership announces they've signed Kobe to a max contract without knowing the status of his health, Phil announces he's signing with the Knicks, and Webster's dictionary announces they're putting a picture of Jim next to the word "Blunderbuss."...
  • There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told

    There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told
    For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast. But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
  • Mike D'Antoni calls Knicks' hiring of Phil Jackson 'a good move'

    SAN ANTONIO — Lakers fans lost one of their favorite chants earlier this season, the "M-V-P" mantra reserved for the still-injured Kobe Bryant. They lost another one Friday. Phil Jackson joined the New York Knicks' front office as team...
  • Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson rip Lakers management

    Kobe Bryant couldn't help himself. Neither could Magic Johnson. They both demanded action from the Lakers' front office at nearly identical times Wednesday. As Bryant told reporters he had no patience to wait for the Lakers to retool, Johnson said on...
  • Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson has a job offer ... from Knicks

    Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson has a job offer ... from Knicks
    DENVER — Phil Jackson, viewed by some Lakers fans as a future savior of the franchise, has been offered a front-office job by the New York Knicks. Jackson, 68, recently met with Knicks owner James Dolan and planned to make a decision next week,...
  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
  • Looking ahead in the NBA

    CLIPPERS AT LAKERS: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. TV: TNT. The Lakers' championship banners and retired jerseys will be on display again when the Staples Center inhabitants meet, about the only reminders of the team's glory days amid a lost season. The...
  • Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension

    Lakers give Mitch Kupchak a multiyear contract extension
    Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak will have the opportunity to rebuild the Lakers (25-53) after agreeing to a multiyear contract extension. Kupchak has served as the team's general manager since 2001, winning four titles on his watch. Now the...
  • Bill Sharman dies at 87; basketball legend and former Lakers coach

    Bill Sharman dies at 87; basketball legend and former Lakers coach
    The Lakers had plenty of talent when Bill Sharman showed up as their new coach in the summer of 1971. The Hall of Fame lineup included a towering Wilt Chamberlain at center, flanked by Jerry West and Gail Goodrich. What the team lacked — after...
  • Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball player, Lakers coach, dies at 87

    Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball player, Lakers coach, dies at 87
    Bill Sharman, an All-Star guard for the Boston Celtics in the 1950s who became coach of the Lakers and led the team to its first NBA championship in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, died Friday. He was 87. Sharman, who suffered a stroke last week,...
  • Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball coach and player for Celtics and Lakers, dies at 87

    Bill Sharman, Hall of Fame basketball coach and player for Celtics and Lakers, dies at 87
    Bill Sharman, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach who guided the Lakers to their first National Basketball Assn. title in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, has died. He was 87. Sharman, who coached teams to championships in three...