2014 Archive Stories Lakers

Commentary: Kobe conducting classes in physical education

Wed Sep 17, 2014

You’ve heard of NBA players going back to college in the offseason. And this story is sort of like that. Except that while Wesley Johnson is just a few credits shy of earning his degree from Syracuse, the Lakers forward found himself in a different kind of summer school this year. Classes ran from Easter through July, with instruct

Lakers' Scott rounds out coaching staff

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Byron Scott finalized his coaching staff Tuesday, announcing that Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will serve as assistants to the first-year Lakers coach. Pressey was an assistant under Scott in New Orleans and Cleveland from 2007-13 and has 31 years of NBA experience as a coach and player. Eyen has been an NBA assistant since 198

Miller: Lakers coach asks for a little patience

Wed Sep 10, 2014

SANTA ANA – Before we get to the plan that could – not to be too dramatic or anything – implode this entire upcoming Lakers season, let’s set the context. New coach Byron Scott says he will supply his players with quotes – quick thoughts meant to inspire – the messages left in their lockers and on thei

Lakers coach Byron Scott to speak at OC Register on Wednesday

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Register is hosting a Q&A and meet-and-greet with Lakers new coach and three-time Lakers/NBA champion Byron Scott on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at its headquarters in Santa Ana. The one-hour event will include a 30-minute question-and-answer session hosted by Register sports columnist Jeff Miller, followed by 30-minute meet-and-greet wi

Byron Scott already hard at work for Lakers

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Byron Scott’s recent rebuilding project didn’t go so well. He was hired in 2010 by the Cleveland Cavaliers and two weeks into his tenure watched as the reigning MVP decided to leave for Miami. On the night of “The Decision,” Scott drove home along streets mobbed with angry fans who burned jerseys and tore down billboards.

Lakers to open season Oct. 28, Clippers on Oct. 30

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Lakers start the 2014-15 season against a team their fans love to hate, while the Clippers will open their first season under new owner Steve Ballmer against the team that eliminated them from last season’s playoffs. The NBA released its schedule for the upcoming season Wednesday, and the Lakers will open Oct. 28 with a nationa

'Showtime is back,' says Magic as Byron Scott becomes Lakers head coach

Tue Jul 29, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – As one face from the past emerged into the Lakers present, so too did a few more. Out of a side door at the team’s El Segundo practice facility strolled Magic Johnson, Jamaal Wilkes and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. “Baby B!” Johnson exclaimed to the man sitting at the table in front of him. Later, whi

Donald Sterling faces uphill battle in continuing fight against wife, Silver

Tue Jul 29, 2014

It was a trouncing. Donald Sterling’s attorneys walked out of Judge Michael Levanas’ courtroom on the wrong end of a precedent-setting decision. Their opponents, Shelly Sterling, Steve Ballmer and the NBA, scored a massive victory in their fight to transfer the Clippers out of the Sterling era into a new age.

Miller: Blasts from the Lakers past welcome Byron Scott

Tue Jul 29, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – They made for an impressive gathering, four former NBA stars and the processors of a combined 18 league titles, 16 of which came with the Lakers. A celebration of the past, that’s what this gathering was. And that’s a great way to go, especially when there’s no reason to celebrate the present. A

Lakers introduce Byron Scott as new head coach

Tue Jul 29, 2014

EL SEGUNDO – Surrounded by some of the legendary players with whom he helped brand the Showtime-era of Lakers basketball, new coach Byron Scott vowed Tuesday that the Lakers will establish a defense-first style of play and that being in contention for championships isn’t that far away. “I don’t think it’s go

Lakers make it official: Byron Scott hired as coach

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Byron Scott will return to the Lakers 17 years after playing in his final game. The franchise, which skidded off course with a dismal 27 wins last season, announced Monday evening that they hired Scott as the franchise’s 25th coach. Calling the nearly three-month search after Mike D’Antoni’s April 30 resignation “

Lakers make it official: Byron Scott hired as coach

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Lakers made official Monday night what was clear Saturday: Byron Scott is their new coach. The member of three Showtime-era championship teams will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday. “I am ecstatic to once again be a Laker and to have the opportunity to work alongside Mitch and the Buss family,” Scott sai

Report: Byron Scott agrees to coach Lakers

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Byron Scott reportedly agreed Saturday to become the Lakers’ third head coach since Phil Jackson left and the 25th in franchise history. The deal is a four-year, $17 million contract, according to, with the Lakers holding the option on the final year. While the Lakers maintain that negotiations are ongoing, Scott t

Lakers, Scott negotiating a possible head-coaching deal

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Lakers are in negotiations with former Laker Byron Scott to make him their next head coach in what could be the last step of a lengthy process to fill the vacant position. Scott has been considered the front-runner for the job since the Lakers held interviews with George Karl, Mike Dunleavy, Lionel Hollins, Alvin Gentry and Kurt Ramb

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