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  • Siblings will help Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak hire next Lakers coach

    Siblings will help Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak hire next Lakers coach
    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...
  • Kobe Bryant as head coach? Nope, it's against the rules

    Kobe Bryant as head coach? Nope, it's against the rules
    The Lakers are in need of a head coach -- why not Kobe Bryant as player-coach? Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak rencently said the team's next head coach will need to know how to get the most out of Bryant. "We have a player on our team right...
  • Mitch Kupchak: Lakers will get good player with seventh pick

    Not long after the Lakers fell from sixth to seventh in the draft lottery, yet another loss after a hapless season, General Manager Mitch Kupchak insisted they would get a solid player. He continued to feel that way Wednesday after watching 12 players...
  • Lakers work out 12 players before draft

    The future of the Lakers walked into their training facility Wednesday. Maybe. The team worked out 12 players in anticipation of the NBA draft, hoping to find the right one before selecting seventh overall June 26. Notably absent were the consensus...
  • Ex-Kentucky star Rex Chapman: John Calipari is 'done deal' to Lakers

    Ex-Kentucky star Rex Chapman: John Calipari is 'done deal' to Lakers
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Nothing like putting out a juicy oh-by-the-way rumor before the biggest college basketball game of the season. But former Kentucky star Rex Chapman tweeted before Monday night's national title game that Kentucky Coach John...
  • 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...
  • Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

    Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer
    Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011). Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
  • Jordan Hill is just one of the Lakers' many free agents

    Several Lakers players each spent 20 to 30 minutes with Coach Mike D'Antoni and General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday in individual "exit meetings." It was a chance to reflect on the season and figure out how to improve their game during the off-...
  • Mike D'Antoni reflects on the Lakers' tough season

    SAN ANTONIO -- Mike D'Antoni might coach his last game with the Lakers on Wednesday night. Or he might be back next season for the final guaranteed year of his contract. It's the biggest subplot of a Lakers' off-season sure to feature some twists and...
  • Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers

    Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers
    Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers...
  • Chris Kaman acknowledges frustration with Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni

    Chris Kaman acknowledges frustration with Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni
    Veteran center Chris Kaman opened the annual end-of-season Lakers' exit interview at the team's practice facility in El Segundo on Thursday. Kaman met with General Manager Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni, discussing the past season and briefly...