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Phil Jackson

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  • Listless Lakers Wrapping Lowest-Rated Season to Date

    This has been a season to forget for the Lakers, and Angelenos couldn't bear to watch. As they took the court in San Antonio on Wednesday to close the 2013-14 season, the Lakers were on track to finish with a 2.15 household rating for the season on TWC...
  • Lakers' Nick Young a showman to the end

    The season ended, but Nick Young's one-man show kept rolling. The always entertaining Lakers reserve excitedly told reporters about his new contract a few minutes after a season-ending meeting Thursday with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. "He...
  • 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...
  • GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans

    GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans
    There were plenty of items to pluck from Mitch Kupchak’s 41-minute meeting with reporters Friday, first and foremost the lack of a timetable for a decision on Coach Mike D’Antoni’s future. “Mike is under contract for two more...
  • Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

    Letters: Finishing off the Lakers
    Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
  • Tribeca 2014: In 'When the Garden Was Eden,' a basketball paradise

    Tribeca 2014: In 'When the Garden Was Eden,' a basketball paradise
    Phil Jackson's emergence from retirement to take over basketball operations for the New York Knicks last month completes a basketball circle that began, of course, when the young North Dakotan was drafted by the team and helped lead it to two world...
  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...
  • Phil Jackson fires Mike Woodson and rest of Knicks' coaching staff

    Phil Jackson made his first big move since becoming president of the New York Knicks last month -- he fired coach Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,”...
  • 'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal

    'Toxic' Lakers' most loyal ticket holder may dump seats over renewal
    For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith. The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He...
  • Not even John Wooden could have helped these Lakers, Steve Nash says

    It came during a pause in the national anthem, loud and clear. “Fire D'Antoni!” was the yell from a single fan before the Lakers played Houston on Tuesday. Don't tell that to Steve Nash, who came to the defense of Lakers Coach Mike D&...
  • Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers

     Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers
    "Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of...