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  1. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 3: The Suns get in the zone and suddenly it looks like a series

    May 24, 2010, 12:18 AM EST

    Saturday in practice, Suns coach Alvin Gentry was not happy. He wanted to run some more zone but the Suns were playing it worse than they had in the first two games. Which was hard to do because they had been terrible at it in those games and the Lakers had carved it up. “To…

  2. NBA Playoffs Lakers Suns Game 2: pick your poison with the Lakers offense

    May 20, 2010, 9:44 AM EST

    The versatility of the Lakers offense is proving too much for the Suns — it’s not just inside, it’s outside as well. The Lakers know it and know how to exploit it, while the Suns are searching for answers. And sounding dazed .  

  3. Phil Jackson admits he will take a pay cut if he returns

    May 19, 2010, 8:00 PM EST

    Phil Jackson may or may not come back as the Lakers coach — but if he does it will not be at the $12 million salary he made this season. “Yes, it has been indicated there will be a pay cut,” Jackson said before Game 2 of the Lakers/Suns Western Conference Finals. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon…

  4. Phil Jackson would be a perfect mentor for LeBron. But it's not going to happen.

    May 19, 2010, 1:19 PM EST

    Phil Jackson’s team is once again peaking right as it heads deep into the playoffs. Again. Why does this surprise us? Sure, there were the injuries and the ugly last couple weeks of the regular season for the Lakers, but we should have all seen that. We should have known better. History has shown us…

  5. LeBron? Who knows? But Doc Rivers is not going to the Bulls.

    May 19, 2010, 10:54 AM EST

    It was an early contender for silliest bit of LeBron speculation out there – that he was going to Chicago and Doc Rivers was going to join him. Rivers grew up in Chicago, he was going to come home to the deep-dish pizza and a Bulls team that needed him. Yea, right. Rivers himself shot…

  6. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 1: Kobe don't need no stinkin' practice

    May 18, 2010, 9:54 AM EST

    No practice for a week. Fluid drained from your knee. So what? These little inconveniences did not slow Kobe Bryant in Game 1 against the Suns. He dropped 40 and was a key reason the Lakers won big to take a 1-0 series lead. The Suns will make adjustments, although there may not be many…

  7. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 1: Robin Lopez will start (TNT's EJ can shoot and other notes)

    May 17, 2010, 8:26 PM EST

    Be sure to come back at 9 p.m. (Eastern, 6 on the West Coast) for our live blog from tonight’s game. Robin Lopez will start for the Phoenix Suns in the only real bit of pregame news from players and coaches before Game 1 at Staples Center. Suns coach Alvin Gentry said he wasn’t expecting…

  8. Phil Jackson doesn't want to mix basketball, politics

    May 17, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

    The Lakers have Los Lakers jerseys, but they will not be wearing them. As we told you before, the Lakers are not going to play your immigration law games. Phil Jackson said later that he didn’t see what the big deal was with the law, or why teams should become involved and protest. That, of…

  9. Phil Jackson making more noise about retiring after this season. We give up guessing.

    May 17, 2010, 3:21 PM EST

    Jeannie Buss says he will be coaching somewhere next year. Now, Phil Jackson himself makes it sound like maybe not. Another couple just not communicating. Jackson was on Fox Sports Radio‘s Petros and Money (with Matt “Money” Smith, who used to be the Lakers radio postgame guy and still does a little television for them)…

  10. Steve Nash is less than heartbroken at Phil Jackson's disapproval

    May 15, 2010, 10:35 PM EST

    Earlier, Phil Jackson decided to go ahead and get his shots in at Steve Nash, talking about arguably the best point guard in the league as if he were simply skirting the rules by carrying the ball consistently. Because, you know, whatever advantage you can get, you should get when you only have the best…

  11. NBA Playoffs Suns Lakers Game 1: It's in the league's best interest to reel Phil Jackson in

    May 15, 2010, 9:47 AM EST

    It seems like a fun little sideshow, doesn’t it? The grizzled veteran coach, waxing basketball philosophic and occasionally using his razor-sharp wit to jab at other players and the officials. A basketball legend using the media to gain as much leverage over the calls as he can get. It’s a charming story. And it’s got…

  12. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Suns Game 1: Phil Jackson can't resist a little dig at Steve Nash

    May 14, 2010, 11:33 PM EST

    Is it really a big Lakers playoff series if Phil Jackson doesn’t take a stab at an opposing city or player? Nope. So I guess we have a series. After Lakers practice Friday Phil Jackson was asked if it was hard to simulate in practice what Steve Nash does in a game. We have his…

  13. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz Game 4: It's over, but the Jazz want it to be over on their terms

    May 10, 2010, 3:12 PM EST

    Three losses. By a total of 14 points. All where the Jazz had a fourth-quarter lead. That is a tough out. Tonight the Lakers look to sweep the Jazz in a series that is decided. The only thing not decided is how much the Lakers get before the Game 1 with the Suns next Sunday…

  14. Ron Artest not a fan of Phil Jackson's coaching style

    May 7, 2010, 8:48 PM EST

    UPDATE 8:48 PM: Friday after practice, Ron Artest would not admit if he made these tweets. His brother, Daniel, had tweeted later in the day that Artest’s account has been hacked. When asked about it, Artest was vintage Artest. He wouldn’t answer the question, challenged the assembled reporters to quote the posts exactly, then said…

  15. Andrew Bynum hasn't got time for the pain, but will have summer surgery

    May 3, 2010, 11:40 AM EST

    Spring is here – humming birds are buzzing, flowers are blooming, birds are migrating to their summer homes, Andrew Bynum is injured. Every time Bynum makes a play right now, you can see him grimace a little. He will likely need off-season knee surgery to fix a tear in the lateral meniscus of his right…

  16. NBA Playoffs: Lakers Jazz Game 1: The Lakers are a big, long team and that's a problem for Utah

    May 2, 2010, 7:12 PM EST

    It was feeling like a lazy Sunday at Staples Center — Mr. Pibb and Red Vines equals crazy delicious. The Lakers were exploiting their numerous matchup advantages against the Jazz, Kobe was getting into the lane, the crowd was checking their Blackberries and LA was comfortable and up between 8 and 12 points for seeming…

  17. Andrew Bynum will start for Lakers, how long he goes remains to be seen

    May 2, 2010, 2:53 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum is going to give it a shot in game one, and Phil Jackson is going to start him, he said in his pregame press conference. “Andrew is prepared to play…” Jackson said. “If he’s limited in what he can do. His ability to run, pull out, if it’s something that’s going to hamper…

  18. NBA Playoffs, Lakers Jazz game 1: Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan get together, again

    May 2, 2010, 12:34 PM EST

    Did Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan even bother to look at the advanced scouting reports for this series? These two coaches — running the exact same systems — have been going at it since the mid 1990s. There are no secrets here. No surprises, no new counters that have not been tried multiple times before.…

  19. Andrew Bynum has 'small' cartilage tear

    May 1, 2010, 7:46 PM EST

    Kid cannot get healthy. Just can’t do it. Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times is reporting that Andrew Bynum has a “small tear” in the front cartilage of his right knee. According to the Lakers’ medical staff, the tear is asymptomatic, with Bynum being completely unaware of the tear. Unfortunately, the tear started as what…

  20. NBA Playoffs: Jackson, Brooks talk the series that was

    May 1, 2010, 12:42 PM EST

    Well, the Coach of the Year ran into the Coach of the Century and the old timer won. But you have to say it was a hell of a series for both teams. Here’s a selection of both coaches’ post game comments.    http://nbcprobasketballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/33399740

  21. Jeanie Buss: "Phil will be coaching next year, somewhere"

    Apr 29, 2010, 2:45 AM EST

    Forget The Real Housewives of Orange County. Heck, forget the South Fork Ranch and Dallas. The Buss family soap opera is far more delicious and entertaining. In our latest episode, Jeanie Buss — the daughter with the business mind and the posed-for-Playboy body, who is dating the head coach of daddy’s franchise — told ESPNLosAngeles…

  22. Phil Jackson: David Stern can be a little heavy handed

    Apr 23, 2010, 6:05 PM EST

    You didn’t really think Phil Jackson — make that the recently fined Phil Jackson — was going to let David Stern’s “I should have suspended them to start with” comments go unchallenged, did you? That’s not how Phil works. Here is the transcript from Scott Howard-Cooper at NBA.com’s Sekou Smith’s Hangtime Blog. “I think when…

  23. Quote of the day, Amen brother

    Apr 23, 2010, 8:18 AM EST

    “Even the Amens are loud.” –Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s comment to TNT’s Craig Sager about the crowd at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City after a benediction before the game.

  24. NBA Playoffs: Tonight is OKC and Durant's time to shine

    Apr 22, 2010, 4:45 PM EST

    The Thunder are outmatched. Make no mistake about it. They’re in over their heads, a young team of athletic defenders facing arguably the most talented juggernaut in the league. They don’t have the depth inside to dominate the Lakers, though their block efforts in Game 2 helped. They don’t have the star power to draw…

  25. Quote of the day, Phil Jackson doesn't care about Durant's feelings

    Apr 17, 2010, 10:22 AM EST

    “Whatever.” – Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s reaction to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant saying he said he felt disrespected by Jackson’s comments about Durant and the league referees. Those comments earned Jackson a fine.

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