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  • Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice

    Byron Scott brings calm to Lakers' storm, making him the right choice
    The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation. The Lakers didn't need a head coach, they needed some old-fashioned storm shutters. For this,...
  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track

    Byron Scott will help get Lakers back on track
    Can the Lakers rebound from last year's injury-plagued, defenseless travesty of a 27-win season under Mike D'Antoni? It would be hard for any coach not to do better than that, but Byron Scott is the right hire to help get the Lakers back on track....
  • On The Fly: Greenwich Resident Wins Authentic Red Sox World Series Rings

    The Red Sox Foundation raised $620,238 in a raffle of World Series rings with the grand prize winner being William D. Forrest of Greenwich, who gets a set of authentic rings from 2004, 2007, and 2013. He may live in Yankees territory, but he is from Maine...
  • For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

    For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
    The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But...
  • Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott

    Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott
    Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames. Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
  • Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers

    Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers
    Magic Johnson was on hand on Monday when the Lakers welcomed his former teammate, Byron Scott, as the Lakers' next head coach. Had Scott not taken the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2010, he might have been hired by then-owner Jerry Buss after Phil...
  • ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?

    ASK IRA: Will Shabazz Napier play as a rookie?
    Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis. A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
  • Fanáticos del Heat de Miami opinan sobre el retorno de LeBron James a Cleveland

     Fanáticos del Heat de Miami opinan sobre el retorno de LeBron James a Cleveland
    Tras un matrimonio perfecto de cuatro años en el que ambas partes se beneficiaron mutuamente con dos campeonatos de la NBA, LeBron James decidió la semana pasada apartarse del glamour y el poder de Miami para regresar a Cleveland, su casa. Con 29 años y...
  • Lakers hire Byron Scott as their new coach

    Lakers hire Byron Scott as their new coach
    The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers. He comes with a built-in advantage over the last two Lakers coaches because he didn't replace...
  • Julius Randle, point guard?

    Julius Randle, point guard?
    The Lakers' young new power forward likes to do something that most big guys despise. Dribble the ball. In space. Often well above the top of the key. Julius Randle likes to handle. He's not the next Magic Johnson, despite similar 6-foot-9 height....