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Mike D'Antoni

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  • Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense

    Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense
    From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...
  • Lakers point guard Steve Nash hurts his back again

    Steve Nash injured his back while carrying travel bags Wednesday, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said, the latest setback in Nash's attempt to be a presence for the Lakers in what is shaping up as his final NBA season.   Nash felt a twinge in his back at...
  • Lakers' Jeremy Lin to be evaluated after suffering sprained ankle

    Lakers' Jeremy Lin to be evaluated after suffering sprained ankle
    The Lakers are running out of point guards and it's not even two weeks into October. Jeremy Lin went down with a sprained ankle after Robert Sacre stepped on him at Saturday's practice, Coach Byron Scott said. It led to the same phrase that rattled...
  • Lakers show they have a lot of work to do on defense in exhibition loss

    Kobe Bryant continued to play well. The same couldn't be said about the Lakers. Specifically, their defense. The Golden State Warriors shot an alarming 67.7% in the first half Thursday and cruised to a 120-105 exhibition victory at Staples Center....
  • Byron Scott wants Lakers to average 10 to 15 three-point shots a game

    The Lakers are quickly adjusting to life after Mike D'Antoni, who resigned as coach  after a 27-55 season. His replacement, Byron Scott, has spent most of training camp focusing on defense and conditioning. The team's offense will also have a very...
  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash together again (almost) for first time

    When Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash were paired together in 2012, the Lakers and much of the NBA assumed they would become a dynamic backcourt. It still hasn't happened. Injuries largely prevented it, and now Bryant and Nash are back again, trying to find...
  • Kobe Bryant, Lakers to make preseason returns Monday vs. Denver Nuggets

    Kobe Bryant, Lakers to make preseason returns Monday vs. Denver Nuggets
    Kobe Bryant and the Lakers return to the court on Monday night for their first exhibition game of the 2014-15 season. The team will host the Denver Nuggets at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Bryant, who struggled last season with knee...
  • For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda

    For Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, 'championship' is still on the agenda
    Strong words from Mitch Kupchak, but he had to say them. "Our expectations are to win a championship. I know that sounds . . ." the Lakers general manager said Friday, trailing off before picking back up. "Expectations outside of this room might not...
  • Longtime NBA assistant Weber named Heat D-League coach

    Longtime NBA assistant Weber named Heat D-League coach
      Phil Weber, a former assistant coach at the University of Florida and longtime NBA assistant coach, Tuesday was named coach of the Miami Heat's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.   Weber, who last worked in the NBA when Mike...
  • Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time

    Kobe Bryant goes one-on-one with Father Time
    Kobe Bryant is turning 36 Saturday, which means his career may or may not be flickering like a birthday candle. Shaquille O'Neal and Steve Nash were All-Stars at that age. Tim Duncan averaged more points and rebounds than he had in either of the two...
  • Byron Scott sees tough road ahead for Lakers, but they'll play defense

    Byron Scott sees tough road ahead for Lakers, but they'll play defense
    Byron Scott wouldn't go on record as saying the Lakers will make the playoffs this coming season, but he vowed the team will surprise some of the naysayers. "I expect us to compete every night," said Byron Scott on radio Thursday to "The Dan Patrick...