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  • Magic Johnson ends cease-fire, questions Lakers' leadership

    In late January, Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson declared a cease-fire on the Lakers, deciding to halt his public criticism of the team. Johnson has been critical of owner/executive Jim Buss, and the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni to coach the...
  • Get it together, Lakers: Hire Phil Jackson, already

    Get it together, Lakers: Hire Phil Jackson, already
    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...
  • In 'Requiem for the Big East,' the wrong kind of March Madness

    In 'Requiem for the Big East,' the wrong kind of March Madness
    NEW YORK —   Any college basketball fan worth their bracket fee will recall the many glorious years of the Big East, from the colorful '80's teams of John Thompson and Lou Carnesecca to, in recent years, the highly competitive games between the...
  • Lakers just keep boring in on their worst season ever

    Lakers just keep boring in on their worst season ever
    It was one of the Lakers' few sunshine moments this season, a historically bizarre victory in Cleveland when backup center Robert Sacre was allowed to keep playing despite picking up a sixth foul. The serenity, though, was short-lived. As Lakers Coach...
  • Location, location, location for Riley, Jackson

    Location, location, location for Riley, Jackson
       You cannot add an aura without having a presence. That's what makes the moving parts of this Phil Jackson move to the New York Knicks so intriguing.    The comparisons, of course, are to what Pat Riley is doing with the Miami Heat, and, to a lesser...
  • Phil Jackson officially hired as N.Y. Knicks' president, reports say

    Seeking a return to prominence after decades of futility, the New York Knicks brought back a part of their past glory Friday when they officially agreed to hire Phil Jackson as team president, according to multiple reports. The Knicks have scheduled a...
  • 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...
  • 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."...
  • Jeanie Buss explains Kobe Bryant's contract, Phil Jackson situation

    Jeanie Buss explains Kobe Bryant's contract, Phil Jackson situation
    Let there be no doubt. Jeanie Buss is the Lakers' most powerful executive. "Ultimately the buck stops with me," she said in an interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet. "I'm president and governor of the team and I have empowered the basketball...
  • Lakers lose to Thunder, 131-102, but bigger problems loom

    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 —...
  • Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again

    Lakers can't afford to let Phil Jackson get away again
    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...