Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, 33, as head coach

Sports 05/20/19, 16:04

The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA.The team announced Monday that Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this past season, the role ...

Lakers officially announce Vogel’s hiring as next coach

Sports 05/13/19, 20:04

The Los Angeles Lakers have officially named Frank Vogel as coach.The team announced the hiring Monday and will hold an introductory press conference May 20 at their facility.Vogel flew to Los Angeles on May 9 to interview and was hired two days later. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach ...

Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

Sports 04/25/19, 12:08

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have begun a joint investigation into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman. The Kings and the league said Thursday they will be looking into the accusations contained in a lawsuit filed earlier in this week in Los Angeles by former sportscaster Kelli ...

Update: Accuser details claim against Luke Walton

Sports 04/23/19, 19:46

The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local):5:30 p.m.A former sports reporter who is suing Luke Walton for sexual assault says the new Sacramento Kings coach held her down, kissed and groped her in a hotel room, then laughed at ...

Report: Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

Sports 04/22/19, 22:08

A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit.TMZ reported Monday night citing legal documents that Kelli Tennant is suing Walton. TMZ reports that Tennant claims she went to Walton's hotel room to discuss a book she was writing when Walton ...

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 Joerger last week following a 39-43 finish that was the ...

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 on Friday after Los Angeles went 37-45. The person spoke ...

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. The former Golden State assistant never led Los Angeles to ...

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 the 16-time NBA champions' president of basketball operations Tuesday night ...

Lakers’ Ingram out for season with deep venous thrombosis

Sports 03/09/19, 15:35

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a deep venous thrombosis in his right arm.The Lakers announced their decision on the former No. 2 overall draft pick Saturday.Ingram has missed the Lakers' past two games after he reported shoulder pain ...

LeBron James sitting out for Lakers against Warriors

Basketball 02/02/19, 19:30

LeBron James is sitting out for the Lakers against the Golden State Warriors, two days after he returned from a 17-game absence with a strained left groin he hurt at Oracle Arena on Christmas night.Coach Luke Walton made the announcement about James' "load management" some 80 minutes before Saturday night's ...

NBA coaches put priority on their health to cope with grind

Basketball 01/15/19, 02:11

Luke Walton began a wellness program for his Lakers coaching staff. Steve Kerr reached out to Steve Clifford after each spent significant time away from the sideline because of debilitating headaches and other symptoms.Coaches around the league are taking preventive measures to help deal with the grind and stresses of ...

Ingram, Ball lead Lakers to 107-97 win over Mavericks

Basketball 01/08/19, 04:03

A challenge from their head coach gave Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball motivation. All they needed was an opening.The cold-shooting Dallas Mavericks provided it.Ingram scored 29 points and Ball added 21 as the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Mavericks a rare home loss, 107-97, on Monday night.After a blowout loss ...

Ingram, Ball lead Lakers to 107-97 win over Mavericks

Basketball 01/07/19, 23:12

Brandon Ingram scored 29 points and Lonzo Ball added 21 as the Los Angeles Lakers handed the Dallas Mavericks a rare home loss, 107-97, on Monday night.The two young Lakers responded to their coach Luke Walton's demand for more passion after a blowout loss to Minnesota on Sunday. The duo ...

Harden’s 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

Sports 12/13/18, 22:54

James Harden had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, scoring 11 points during a big fourth-quarter run to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with less than 90 seconds left to give him his second ...

Lakers’ Rajon Rondo to have surgery on broken right hand

Basketball 11/15/18, 19:31

Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is expected to have surgery this week on his broken right hand.Los Angeles will be without the veteran point guard for at least a few weeks.Coach Luke Walton says Rondo was injured in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' fourth straight win, 126-117 over Portland on ...

LA Lakers sign C Tyson Chandler after buyout from Suns

Basketball 11/06/18, 20:00

Veteran center Tyson Chandler signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, two days after reaching a buyout agreement with the Phoenix Suns.Chandler will provide needed frontcourt depth for the Lakers, who have relied on JaVale McGee and undersized forwards to guard big men during their 4-6 start to the ...

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