June 4, 2010 |
Now what? Well, the Lakers and Celtics will review Game 1 of the NBA Finals and look for ways to fix what they didn't like. Yes, even the Lakers, who approach Game 2 on Sunday with some trepidation. " The Celtics just want one game here," Lakers assistant coach Frank Hamblen said after practice Friday. "So this is the game they are looking to steal. It's up to our guys to hold home court." Hamblen is in charge of putting the game plan together for the Lakers against the Celtics.
May 21, 2010 |
It's not as though the Lakers' assistant coaches have a portal, accessible only through a cubbyhole in El Segundo, winding into the mind of head Coach Phil Jackson. It only seems that way sometimes. That's perfectly natural when a coaching staff has been together, for the most part, through two franchises (Chicago and Los Angeles), power struggles, championship runs and an earthquake or two. Lakers assistant Frank Hamblen laughed a bit when he was asked whether he often knew what Jackson was going to say before he said it. "We've been together quite a long time," he said.
May 3, 2010 |
Traditionally, Lakers assistant coach Frank Hamblen said, Game No. 2 in the playoffs has the potential to be the trap game. The Lakers lead the best-of-seven series against the Utah Jazz, 1-0, and play Game 2 Tuesday at Staples Center. But Hamblen, in charge of putting the Lakers' game plan together against the Jazz, doesn't want his team to be comfortable, even if the Lakers are playing at home. Why? "I think the visiting team has a better comfort level [for Game 2]
October 15, 2009 |
They are the three amigos now, having become that way after one of their foursome departed over the summer to run his own show. There hasn't been any more pressure put on the shoulders of Lakers assistant coaches Jim Cleamons , Frank Hamblen and Brian Shaw since Kurt Rambis left them and became the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, the job duties for Cleamons, Hamblen and Shaw have increased, but it's not as though they haven't been faced with this before.
April 23, 2009 |
His team has won the first two games in the NBA Western Conference playoffs, winning both games at Staples Center, yet Lakers assistant coach Frank Hamblen said "it's our turn to change a little." Huh? "Yeah, we're up 2-0," Hamblen said. "But still, we're going into a place that's hard to win. Their fans really get into the game. It's loud. It's fun, though." The Jazz is one of the best teams in the NBA at home and its fans are some of the loudest and nastiest in the league.
August 30, 2005 |
The Lakers made it official Monday, announcing that Frank Hamblen, Kurt Rambis and Brian Shaw would remain with the team as assistants to Coach Phil Jackson. Longtime members of the organization, Hamblen, Rambis and Shaw -- assistants last season -- had been expected to join Jackson on the sideline in his second stint with the franchise. Hamblen, also interim coach in the second half of the 2004-05 season, has served six seasons as a Laker assistant, five under Jackson.