Pacific Division

Jackson’s Demands Too Much for Lakers

So Phil Jackson was a slam dunk to return as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s funny how Hollywood doesn’t always follow the script, even for its superstar organization. Kobe Bryant didn’t hide his opinion or feelings about the Lakers bringing the 11-time NBA champion coach back.

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Lakers Hire Mike D’Antoni as Coach

The Lakers reunited an star guard with the coach that turned him into a future member of the Hall-of-Fame. No, Phil Jackson isn’t returning to help Kobe Bryant win the sixth championship of his career, Los Angeles opted to sign Mike D’Antoni. 

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Mike Brown Ousted as Lakers Coach

The team with the league’s highest payroll had the smallest margin of error. Five games into the season, the Lakers, a team dishing out over $100 million in salary this season, held its coach responsible for a 1-4 start, the worst in the Western Conference. 

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Lakers Open Season with Three Losses

The Lakers have made history during their first three games since adding Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to the roster. Only the accomplishment isn’t something the team would want to celebrate. For the first time since the 1978-79 season, Los Angeles has opened the season with three consecutive losses, after falling 105-95 loss to the Clippers Friday night. 

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2012 Season Preview- Pacific Division

The city of Orlando provided Dwight Howard plenty of shelter. Playing in the smaller market shielded him from the criticism superstars receive for failing to advance in the playoff for two consecutive years. 

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Shot Rattles Out to Seal Clippers Win

In a game that featured multiple runs and excitement, it came down to a last-second shot to settle Game 3 between the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers. Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay had the ball in his hands with 1.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but missed the game-winning 3-pointer allowing the Clipper to hang on to an 87-86 …

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Lakers Coach Sending a Mixed Message

So Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown decided to send a message to his team in the past week and a half, benching star guard Kobe Bryant and center Andrew Bynum. With less than 20 games remaining in the season and the Lakers in first place, it’s unclear, however, exactly what that message is.

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Clippers Need a Coaching Change

Here Vinny Del Negro goes again – same story, different team. A report surfaced this past week from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, stating that Del Negro has “lost the locker room” and is sitting on an extreme hot seat in Los Angeles. The rumors came on the heels of the Clippers losing 12 out of 19 games and on the verge …

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2011 Season Preview- Pacific Division

The Lakers reign on top of the Pacific Division may be coming to an end this season. After capturing the last four division titles, the Lakers may not even be the most talented team in the Staples Center.

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Kings Draft Day Moves Still Confusing

The only blockbuster trade of the 2011 NBA Draft involved three teams moving similar pieces. Sacramento acquired John Salmons and the 10th overall pick, Milwaukee picked up point guard Beno Udrih, Steven Jackson and Shaun Livingston, Charlotte landed the seventh overall selection and Corey Maggette in the deal.

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