October 8, 1990 |
Laker rookie Tony Smith flew home Sunday, where he will undergo tests for an irregular heartbeat. The Lakers continued practicing twice a day. Coach Mike Dunleavy was asked about the new rule against hard fouling. "The (Charles) Barkley rule?" he said, laughing. "We're not going to coach it, so it won't be a problem. Detroit might have a problem, though."
October 5, 1990 |
Vlade Divac unofficially becomes the starting center today as the Lakers open training camp. Coach Mike Dunleavy says he will begin with a tentative lineup of Divac, replacing Mychal Thompson at center, plus four holdover starters: Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Byron Scott and A.C. Green. Thompson will come off the bench with Sam Perkins, Terry Teagle and Larry Drew.
October 31, 1990 |
The Lakers waived free-agent rookie Keith Smith, a guard from the University of California, reducing their roster to 13 Tuesday. One more player must be cut by Thursday. Coach Mike Dunleavy will choose between veteran forward Tony Brown, free-agent rookie forward Irving Thomas and guard Tony Smith, a second-round draft choice. Keith Smith played in three exhibitions, games, making four of six shots. The Lakers will open the season Saturday against the Spurs at San Antonio.
April 24, 2001 |
Coach Mike Dunleavy held a film session for his Trail Blazers, then gave them the day off. "Our starters played big minutes," he said. "A day off would be better after watching film, talking about the game, getting our minds ready for a good hard practice tomorrow." * The Trail Blazers can live with the 52 points they allowed to Shaquille O'Neal and Bryant, who average a combined 59.
January 14, 2009 |
VS. ATLANTA Time: 7:30. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Where: Staples Center. Records: Clippers 8-29, Hawks 22-15. Record vs. Hawks (2007-08): 1-1. Update: Zach Randolph (bruised left knee) has been suffering from a virus the last three days, Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy said, which has put him a little more behind schedule. It appears Baron Davis (bruised tailbone) will get back in the lineup faster than Randolph, possibly by next week.
March 14, 2009
What is Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy telling his players when he calls a timeout in the closing minutes of any close game? Obviously, he must not be outlining a play that they can understand because when the team comes out after one of those timeouts, no discernible play is executed. Remember the great win the Clippers had over Boston a few weeks ago? Dunleavy ran out of timeouts with over a minute to go in that game and was unable to mess up his players' ability to win that game. Dunleavy overcoaches.
November 7, 1992 |
Veteran center Moses Malone will undergo surgery to remove a herniated disk and will be lost to the Milwaukee Bucks for an indefinite period. Malone, who has been put on the injured list, was bothered by the back problem from the beginning of training camp. The 37-year-old veteran, who is in his 17th NBA season, was trying to play through the pain without surgery. But he changed his mind after meeting with David Haskell, the team's orthopedic consultant.