LAKERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Luke Walton: Lakers will not run the triangle offense

Luke Walton has been head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for less than a day, but he already has a good idea about how he’s going to run the team. For starters, he says the team will not run the triangle offense. Walton spoke with the media on Saturday and provided some insight about what the system he’s planning to implement. Walton will not run the triangle offense as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers hire Luke Walton as next head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers have themselves a new head coach. The team announced Friday that Luke Walton agreed to a multi-year deal to become the team’s next head coach. “We’re excited to bring Luke back to Los Angeles, where we feel he’s going to start an outstanding coaching career,” GM Mitch Kupchak said. “He’s one of the brightest young coaching minds in the game and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Offers Advice to Son, Luke, On Available Head Coaching Jobs

Bill Walton, former NBA player and hall of fame inductee, was recently asked about his advice to his son, Luke, regarding the rumors linking him to the Los Angeles Lakers. Ever since the Lakers fired Byron Scott, Walton, now as assistant coach for the record-setting Golden State Warriors, has had his name come up as the top candidate to overtake Los Angeles’ head coaching vacancy...

Nick Young’s former high school coach suing him for $700K

As if Nick Young didn’t have enough problems in his personal life already, the Los Angeles Lakers swingman is now being sued by his former high school coach. According to TMZ, Andre Chevalier has filed a $700,000 breach of contract lawsuit against Young claiming that he signed on to be Young’s business manager and consultant as Swaggy P was entering the NBA Draft back in 2007...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Next for the Lakers?

After a couple years of painful coaching decisions and many head-scratching quotes, Byron Scott is out as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. With Kobe Bryant gone and a host of young players now the focus of the team, the Lakers job should have no shortage of candidates to take the reins. As head coach of the Lakers, Byron Scott posted a record of 38-126 during his two seasons...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young throws his name in the hat for Lakers head coaching job

It’s been a rough last two seasons for Lakers fans, but never fear, Swaggy P is coming to the rescue. Nevermind Luke Walton, Kevin Ollie, Mark Jackson, Derek Fisher and David Blatt, the Lakers should look internally to fill the open position to be the team’s new head coach. And lucky for them, Nick Young is interested in the job and appears to have thrown his name in the hat...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Six potential head coaching candidates for the Los Angeles Lakers

Late Sunday night, the news that we had all been expecting was finally reported. Byron Scott had been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers finished 17-65 this season, the worst in the storied franchise’s history. Throughout the season, Scott took criticism for his handling of the Lakers’ young talent, mainly D’Angelo Russell and Julius...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers coaching search includes David Blatt, Jeff Van Gundy

The Los Angeles Lakers went ahead and did what everyone expected, canning coach Byron Scott Sunday to make way for a new leader in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s departure. Expected because Scott never meshed properly with the talent on the roster, running Bryant into the ground while failing to help young core players such as D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle take significant leaps...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s coaching career a story of timing … and decline

It is virtually impossible — on Monday, April 25, 2016 — to sit in front of a keyboard or any other place on this planet and declare that Byron Scott is a coach other NBA organizations should want. Given the way Scott completely mis-coached the Los Angeles Lakers — who necessarily fired him Sunday night to the great joy of Laker fans everywhere — it is difficult to find...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Lakers fire head coach Byron Scott

It might have taken a bit longer than most anticipated, but the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly fired embattled head coach Byron Scott following a disastrous 17-win 2015-16 campaign: The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott, league sources tell @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 25, 2016 Scott, 55, led the Lakers to two of their worst seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks goes to D.C., where the absence of “D and C” matters most

Scott Brooks might have enabled the Washington Wizards to win the Eastern Conference championship in the NBA coaching carousel for 2016. (The Minnesota Timberwolves won the Western Conference title when they hired Tom Thibodeau.) That notion — specifically, that the Wizards might have done something better than any other team in the East — is precisely what makes Ernie Grunfeld’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Future Of Julius Randle & Larry Nance, Jr.

Los Angeles Lakers general manager talks about what he'd like to see more from both Julius Randle and Larry Nance, Jr. | For More Videos, see below: On NBA Free Agency: https://youtu.be/n6-8UNJUnVs On D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young: https://youtu.be/4JzpKDo2vUU On Byron Scott/Coaching Change?: https://youtu.be/RkwPO-f7fmw On NBA Draft/Trade Possibilities: https://youtu.be/nPROWbciR_o
Via Lakers Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers deliberating whether to keep Byron Scott

Byron Scott’s job security may not be as locked in as he thinks it is with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Lakers are “deliberating whether to keep Byron Scott” for the 2016-17 season. This report comes just days after Scott proudly declared he “absolutely” believes he’ll be the head coach next year. In the same interview, he slammed any...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak On Lakers & NBA Free Agency

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on how the pitch to free agents will change without Kobe Bryant and what the plan is for the future.
Via Lakers Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mitch Kupchak Leaves Door Open For Lakers Coaching Change

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak comments on the job of Byron Scott and whether the Lakers could make a coaching change.
Via Lakers Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan planning to leave Toronto for Lakers?

DeMar DeRozan finds his Toronto Raptors in a hole against the seventh-seeded Indiana Pacers in the playoffs, and now his name has come up in talks about the Los Angeles Lakers. What a time, right? If a team is ever to swoop in and steal DeRozan, this summer is when it would happen. The Raptors haven’t managed to escape the first round of the playoffs since 2000, and after a Game...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bags of air from Kobe's last game garner huge bids on eBay

Die-hard fans of Kobe Bryant will be going to great lengths and apparently are open to spending vast sums of money to procure a keepsake from the Los Angeles Lakers icon’s final NBA game last week. So much so, it seems, that at least one fan was compelled to bid thousands of dollars on eBay for a truly unique piece of memorabilia from Bryant’s pro basketball farewell at Staples...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Bags of Air’ from Kobe Bryant’s last game went for $15,000 on eBay before getting taken down

Kobe Bryant’s last game as a Los Angeles Laker was one for the ages as the future Hall of Famer put up 60 points for quite the photo finish. Bryant’s last game was one of the most anticipated for a retiring legend, and it was a once in a lifetime event. Now, entrepreneurial fans are taking the opportunity to preserve that moment for eternity, as several bags of air (yes, bags...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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