Phil Jackson was the man everyone seemed to want.
But it was former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni who got the job as the next coach of the Lakers following the abrupt firing of Mike Brown at the team's dismal 1-4 mark this season.
According to a team statement Lakers spokesman John Black ...
By Paul Teetor
Phil Jackson is back - unofficially, but with 95 percent certainty, pending a signed deal, etc. etc.
This changes everything for the Lakers. How can simply replacing Coach Mike Brown with the Lord of the Rings make such a huge difference?
Suddenly an LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat Final ... More >>
Lakers management fired head coach Mike Brown today, just five games (and four losses) into the season.
The LA Times is calling it the earliest firing in Laker history.
On the bright side though, Brown is $11 million dollars richer, he doesn't have to deal with the team's notorious divas anymore ... More >>
There are some crazy-ass Lakers expectations floating around town. The last time expectations were this high, USC had a No. 1 pre-season ranking and Matt Barkley had a premature Heisman coronation. How's that working out for Trojans fans?
No doubt the new-look Lakers will win a lot of games and go ... More >>
nba.comIn a deal one report argues "almost guarantees he'll retire a Laker," Kobe Bryant signed a three-year contract extension Friday with the NBA's most-lucrative team. The end of the extension would have him at the 16-year mark as a Laker.
"We are extremely pleased that we were able to re ... More >>