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  • Transcript of Byron Scott's news conference

    The Lakers introduced their new coach, former Showtime member Byron Scott, at a news conference Tuesday. It began with surprise appearances by former Lakers greats Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes, and included an introduction and...
  • For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

    For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
    The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But...
  • Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers

    Magic Johnson: Jerry Buss wanted Byron Scott to coach Lakers
    Magic Johnson was on hand on Monday when the Lakers welcomed his former teammate, Byron Scott, as the Lakers' next head coach. Had Scott not taken the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2010, he might have been hired by then-owner Jerry Buss after Phil...
  • Jerry Buss' Laker-logo villa sells in Playa del Rey for $5.1 million

    Jerry Buss' Laker-logo villa sells in Playa del Rey for $5.1 million
    Jerry Buss’ show-stopping mansion in Playa del Rey has sold for $5.1 million. The custom Italian-style villa was built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner and billionaire, and it shows. Lakers logos are incorporated in the home’s...
  • Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson

    Jeanie Buss says she was 'stunned' Jim Buss didn't hire Phil Jackson
    In Jeanie Buss' updated memoir "Laker Girl," written with former Times sportswriter Steve Springer and published by Triumph Books, she writes about the firing of Lakers Coach Mike Brown last November. In this excerpt Buss, head of the team's business...
  • New Sparks owner sought by WNBA; team's front office suffers layoffs

     New Sparks owner sought by WNBA; team's front office suffers layoffs
    The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after franchise Chairwoman Paula Williams Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned. "This was a big surprise to us," WNBA President...
  • Like a gym bag full of memories, it's our 2013 sports time capsule

    Like a gym bag full of memories, it's our 2013 sports time capsule
    Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...
  • Magic Johnson and other Dodgers owners purchase the Sparks

    Magic Johnson and other Dodgers owners purchase the Sparks
    The Sparks have been sold to an investment group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, a Chicago-based financial services company. Todd Boehly and Bobby Patton, other...
  • Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing

    Lakers' pitch to Dwight Howard open to second-guessing
    The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise. The league'...
  • D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate

    D-Fenders to honor the late Dr. Jerry Buss on his Jan. 27 birthdate
    The D-Fenders will pay tribute to the late Dr. Jerry Buss, former owner of the Lakers and D-Fenders, on Jan. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Buss passed away from cancer complications last February. The D-Fenders will celebrate what would...
  • Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season

    Lakers expected to run (or plod) in place and get nowhere this season
    It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...