NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

U.S. 10/09/19, 19:10

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways ...

Vogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers drama

Sports 05/20/19, 16:26

Frank Vogel's goal to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday.Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' latest coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers ...

source: Lakers hire Frank Vogel as coach

Sports 05/11/19, 19:10

A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not ...

Source: Lakers to interview Vogel for coaching job

Basketball 05/09/19, 18:38

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to quickly rebound in their head coaching search after failing to land Tyronn Lue.A person familiar with the search said former Indiana and Orlando coach Frank Vogel will be interviewed for the opening. The ...

Kings hire Luke Walton as coach

Sports 04/15/19, 11:16

The Sacramento Kings have hired Luke Walton as their coach just days after the Los Angeles Lakers parted ways with him following three losing seasons.The Kings announced Monday that Walton will replace Dave Joerger. Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac fired ...

source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach

Sports 04/13/19, 17:39

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons.The 39-year-old Walton was dismissed by the Lakers ...

Pacers, Celtics enter playoff matchup looking for redemption

Sports 04/13/19, 09:17

The Celtics and Pacers aren't interested in talking about the past as they prepare to tip off their first-round playoff matchup.Indiana doesn't want to dwell on injuries, like the season-ending right knee injury Pacers guard Victor Oladipo suffered in January. ...

Lakers, coach Luke Walton part ways after 3 losing seasons

Sports 04/12/19, 15:16

The Los Angeles Lakers say they have mutually agreed to part ways with coach Luke Walton after three losing seasons.Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton's departure Friday.The former Lakers forward went 98-148 in his first permanent head coaching job. ...

Analysis: Lakers have opportunity to open new chapter

Sports 04/10/19, 18:12

The Los Angeles Lakers already had plenty of problems to fix during the summer after their sixth straight losing season.Replacing the person in charge of fixing those problems is suddenly at the top of the list.Magic Johnson's shocking resignation as ...

Lakers’ president Magic Johnson abruptly resigns

Basketball 04/10/19, 01:31

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking ...

Magic Johnson abruptly resigns as Lakers’ president

Sports 04/09/19, 22:06

Magic Johnson abruptly quit as the Los Angeles Lakers' president of basketball operations Tuesday night, citing his desire to return to the simpler life he enjoyed as a wealthy businessman and beloved former player before taking charge of this franchise ...

Caldwell-Pope, Lakers snap Utah’s 7-game winning streak

Basketball 04/07/19, 23:18

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 32 points and the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers snapped Utah's seven-game winning streak with a 113-109 victory Sunday night over the playoff-bound Jazz.The Lakers, beset by injuries all season, dressed only 10 players and played eight. Caldwell-Pope, ...

Lakers surprise playoff-bound Clippers 122-117

Basketball 04/06/19, 00:08

Alex Caruso scored a career-high 32 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the playoff-bound Clippers 122-117 on Friday night.Rajon Rondo scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter when he ...

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