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Lakers Rumors: Jeanie Buss Has 'No Plans' To Hire Magic Johnson's Replacement Amid conflicting reports, owner Jeanie Buss reportedly has no plans to hire a new president of basketball operations, according to Tania Ganguli and Brad Turner of Los Angeles Times:. Because the Lakers have stayed quiet since Johnson's resignation, there has been speculation regarding Pelinka's role with the team moving forward.
Lakers Will Bring Back Two Head Coaching Candidates For Second Interview The Los Angeles Lakers have made the first few steps in selecting their new head coach, who will replace Luke Walton after he was let go after the 2018-19 NBA regular season. The Lakers have already talked to former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Monty Williams and current Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams.
Analysis: 3-point shooting might be biggest problem a new Lakers coach will tackle Sometimes it was the stroke. Sometimes it was where he landed. Tweaking, tweaking, always tweaking. And yet, after a sophomore campaign in which he shot just a hair over 30 percent from 3-point range, in the end, he decided that it was the tinkering that hurt his shooting more than any original flaw.
Report: Lakers meet with Ty Lue, looking for follow-up interviews including Jeanie Buss The Lakers, who have already reportedly interviewed Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams, are also looking to have follow-up interviews with both candidates that include team owner Jeanie Buss. The team also has plans to interview Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard next week, ESPN reported.
Lakers planning to bring Tyronn Lue, Monty Williams in for interviews with owner Jeanie Buss In all seriousness, this is a procedural update, so there isn't much more to discuss right now. As noted here and elsewhere, it's a positive sign that the Lakers aren't rushing this, and are instead going through a slow, methodical process.
Lakers Coaching Rumors: Tyronn Lue, Monty Williams To Be Brought Back For Meetings Including Jeanie Buss Los Angeles Lakers reportedly will bring back former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams for second meetings including owner Jeanie Buss.
There is reportedly no secret candidate to replace Magic Johnson, all indications are that Rob Pelinka is making decisions for the Lakers I make calls outside to people who would tell me if they knew, and the circle of people who I think would know, I don't think they're lying either."
Alexander: Is Pat Riley in the Lakers' future? Should he be? The rumor was back in circulation Friday: Riley to the Lakers as the head of basketball operations. It might or might not happen, but at least it filled time on ESPN.
Lakers will likely to talk to more head coaching candidates than just Tyronn Lue, Monty Williams and Juwan Howard The Lakers reportedly plan on expanding their field of head coaching candidates beyond just the three main people they’ve been rumored to like so far. Who might that mean? We guessed at a few options.
Carmelo Anthony Tributes 'Goat in the Making' Son, Kiyan via Instagram "I don't know if they remember how good of a player he was and still is," Blake Griffin told Basketball Society Online during the regular season. "Sometimes it's the situation. It sucks to see as a basketball player to see people act he is something he is not." "He's a great player," New York Knicks captain, Lance Thomas told me in December.
Lonzo Ball calls Rajon Rondo ‘probably one of the smartest dudes I’ve talked to’ and is thankful for him as a mentor Lonzo Ball enjoyed being mentored by Rajon Rondo this past season with the Lakers.
Report: Jeanie Buss 'Hell Bent' on Bringing Pat Riley to Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers just experienced what was quite possibly the most embarrassing season in their organization's history, and now it appears that team owner Jeanie Buss wants to make up for it by making a serious offseason splash. According to Stephen A.
Letters: Are you jumping on the Clippers bandwagon yet? With the Los Angeles Clippers in the playoffs and the Los Angeles Lakers sitting out for a sixth consecutive season, perhaps it's time to switch allegiances.
REPORT: What People Have Warned Ty Lue, Monty Williams About Lakers Job Monty Williams and Tyronn Lue are reportedly being told by confidants to not take the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching job, according to Ramona Shelburne and Jorge Sedano of ESPN. The Lakers have been in contact with Williams and Lue.
Lonzo Ball Wants To Remain With Lakers, Downplays 2018-19 NBA Trade Deadline Rumors Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball wants to remain with them while downplaying 2018-19 NBA trade deadline rumors about Phoenix Suns.
Lonzo Ball says LeBron James knows he’d ‘love’ to be in ‘Space Jam 2’ Lonzo Ball has plenty to work on this summer, but that doesn’t mean he can’t also have a little fun on set with LeBron James.
2019 Player Capsules: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Season Summary: Known as a 3-point threat, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was actually more of a weapon from inside the arc this season. The six-year veteran hit a career-high 43.0 percent from the field, including a robust 54.2 percent of his two-pointers - the first time that the has made more than half.
Heisler: Lakers sticking with family, but Kobe Bryant won't be riding to the rescue Playoff thrills locally, after all. It was supposed to be over by now. The Lakers left us months ago except for their managerial meltdown. The Clippers were supposed to be finished off by Golden State before anyone noticed they were in the postseason.
Lakers coaching update: Lue, Williams, Howard Coaching candidate Tyronn Lue's interview with the Los Angeles Lakers took place Friday in Southern California, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Lakers have already interviewed Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams, and per Wojnarowski, intend to interview Williams a second time.
Rob Pelinka plans to meet with Monty Williams again soon The Los Angeles Lakers conducted their first interview for the vacant head coach position on Wednesday with Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams, who is considered to be one of the top candidates for the job, along with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, who general manager Rob Pelinka will meet with on Friday.
Lakers Coaching Rumors: Rob Pelinka Expected To Have Second Visit With Monty Williams As Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka continues his head coaching search, Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams has emerged as a potential frontrunner. Williams found moderate success as the former head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans with a 173-221 record and two playoff appearances.
Lakers' Rob Pelinka meeting with Tyronn Lue As we detailed earlier this week, Tyronn Lue‘s meeting with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka about the team’s head coaching vacancy is taking place today, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirms. Lue has experience coaching LeBron James in Cleveland, which c.
Stephen A. Smith said Lakers are wooing Riley. Riley said he’s not interested. ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith said today that Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss is looking to make a splash for the President of Basketball Operations job vacated by Magic Johnson. And the name he's heard recently is Pat Riley. Smith added that he doesn't think Riley will join the Lakers, though.
Lakers Head Coach Rumors: Rob Pelinka Meeting with Ex-Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue LeBron James and Tyronn Lue reuniting with the Los Angeles Lakers is reportedly a possibility. On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka will meet with the former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach to discuss the team's vacancy.
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