| Mar 11, 2014
| 11:06 AM
The New York Knicks won’t know what kind of basketball executive they’re getting even if, as reports have indicated, Phil Jackson agrees to join their front office by the end of the week.
Will he be as shrewd in constructing a roster as he...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:34 PM
They are losing more games by larger margins than anyone could imagine. They are losing more fans in bigger chunks than anyone thought possible.
They have lost star players to injuries, star free agents to other teams, star power in their building to...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:10 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:04 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY — The triangle offense is back in Los Angeles, but not in a way that would make Phil Jackson smile.
There are three distinct entities on these triangle points — Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni —...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When the Lakers hired Coach Mike D'Antoni in November 2012, they made their decision soon after an interview with Phil Jackson.
Jackson expected to have the opportunity to either accept or reject the position, but the Lakers chose to go in a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Lakers ran out of players and nearly blew a 29-point lead before a pair of late Steve Blake three-pointers ended the Cleveland Cavaliers' rally and helped secure a 119-108 victory on Wednesday night.
Playing on the second night of back-to-back...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The Lakers' coaching search isn't unusual only because of its slow speed. It's their first one since the 1970s that didn't involve Jerry Buss.
The venerable Lakers owner died last year, leaving an obvious void at the top of the team's hierarchy and...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Contrary to the headline implication in The Times, the Clippers didn't lose to the Thunder because of Donald Sterling; they lost because Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook outplayed Blake Griffin and Chris Paul when it counted.
| May 21, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry has started to draw interest from other NBA teams to fill one of their head-coaching openings or to perform in the capacity he has in Los Angeles, as the offensive guru.
Although Gentry hasn’t yet...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Mike Dunleavy Sr. may have acted too soon when he sold his Century City condo last month for $6.95 million. He may want a place in proximity to Staples Center, the airport and the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo.
The retired NBA player and former...