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September 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Milwaukee Bucks made it official, adding former Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons to Coach Larry Drew's staff. John Hammond, general manager of the Bucks, announced on Wednesday that the team has officially hired Scott Williams, Josh Oppenheimer and Cleamons as assistants. They'll join former Laker Nick Van Exel and Bob Bender on Drew's bench. "I'm excited to be able to assemble this strong coaching staff in Milwaukee,” Drew said in a statement to the Associated Press.
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September 9, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers added to their roster over the past week, inviting free agents Shawne Williams and Xavier Henry to training camp . Though terms were not released, neither is expected to have a full guarantee and will have to earn a spot on the team's 15-man roster (although the Lakers could decide to carry just 13 or 14 players). The Lakers were also linked in reports to 35-year-old forward Pete Mickeal and veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair . A player the Lakers once pursued in trade, Michael Beasley , was waived by the Phoenix Suns.
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April 7, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Within a one-year span, Jim Cleamons went from serving as an assistant to the NBA's most accomplished coach in Phil Jackson to suddenly looking for work. He spent this summer coaching Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), but he doesn't plan on returning. "One of the reasons the Chinese job was intriguing to me is the season is over with and I have this opportunity to look, secure and interview maybe at the collegiate level," said Cleamons, who coached former New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler.
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September 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Former Lakers forward Lamar Odom has checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, according to People.com . Odom, currently a free agent after a season with the Clippers, has been the subject a variety of recent rumors related to drug abuse.  He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence last Friday. Odom played for the Lakers from 2004 to 2011, winning two titles with the team along with the NBA's sixth Man of the year award in 2011. A well-liked fixture in the Lakers' locker room, a number of teammates and colleagues have recently expressed concern: I wish my friend @RealLamarOdom is doing well.
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August 13, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Former Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons will be an assistant coach for Larry Drew and the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Bucks have hired former NBA head coach & Phil Jackson assistant Jim Cleamons as an assistant coach, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Great hire. - Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 13, 2013 In addition to being a guard for the Lakers' 1971-72 championship team, Cleamons served as assistant to Phil Jackson from 1999 to 2004, helping the team to three straight titles.
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April 19, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
Asked to assess how the Lakers did in Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons paused for a few seconds. The Lakers won by eight points. But they shot just 41% from the field, 68% from the free-throw line. They outscored the Thunder by 14 points in the first quarter, but Oklahoma City outscored them, 66-60, the rest of the way. The Lakers built a 17-point lead, but saw that cut to six points in the fourth.
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April 27, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Win Game 6 on Thursday night in New Orleans, or return home for Game 7 at Staples Center on Saturday night. That's what the Lakers are up against. The Lakers know they can close out the stubborn New Orleans Hornets with a victory and advance to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. But if the Lakers lose the game in the best-of-seven series they lead, 3-2, Los Angeles will have to face the Hornets in a winner-take-all final game. "They are not going to go away easy," Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons said.
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April 23, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Reporting from New Orleans The goal for the Lakers is to push the New Orleans Hornets to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference first-round playoff series. The goal for the Hornets is to pull even with the Lakers in the best-of-seven series. They are two teams with the same goal, which is to win Game 4 on Sunday night at New Orleans Arena. Only one of them will accomplish that goal. "Sunday's game is the most important game of the series — for both teams," Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons said after practice Saturday.
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October 15, 2009 | Broderick Turner
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.
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May 31, 1996 | From Associated Press
Chicago Bull assistant Jim Cleamons will be hired today as coach of the Dallas Mavericks, the team said Thursday. Kevin Sullivan, a Maverick spokesman, said: "Jim Cleamons will be named as head coach tomorrow at noon. That's about all I can say at this point." Cleamons--who will replace Dick Motta, who was fired last month--declined to confirm the speculation, saying, "I have no comment."
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September 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Milwaukee Bucks made it official, adding former Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons to Coach Larry Drew's staff. John Hammond, general manager of the Bucks, announced on Wednesday that the team has officially hired Scott Williams, Josh Oppenheimer and Cleamons as assistants. They'll join former Laker Nick Van Exel and Bob Bender on Drew's bench. "I'm excited to be able to assemble this strong coaching staff in Milwaukee,” Drew said in a statement to the Associated Press.
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August 13, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Former Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons will be an assistant coach for Larry Drew and the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. Bucks have hired former NBA head coach & Phil Jackson assistant Jim Cleamons as an assistant coach, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Great hire. - Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 13, 2013 In addition to being a guard for the Lakers' 1971-72 championship team, Cleamons served as assistant to Phil Jackson from 1999 to 2004, helping the team to three straight titles.
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December 19, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The 1971-72 Lakers championship team recently came together to raise $150,000 to benefit the West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation. Legendary Lakers including Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Jim McMillian, Jim Cleamons, Flynn Robinson and Keith Erickson were in attendance, along with coaches Bill Sharman and Bill Bertka. The Lakers won their first championship outside of Minneapolis, beating the New York Knicks in five games (4-1). The late Wilt Chamberlain was named NBA Finals MVP. Hall of Famer Bill Walton served as master of ceremonies at the Lakers Legends Charity Event, held Dec. 8, which raised funds for the inner-city outreach program Team to Win. “WCSMF is such an incredible organization and my wife, Joyce, and I were excited to be able to contribute to the auction,” Sharman said.
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November 10, 2012 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
If the Lakers rehire Phil Jackson, there will have to be one concession. They'll have to give him his old office back. Jim Buss has been in it since Jackson left after the 2011-12 season. Whatever. The solution to the Lakers' problem is right in Jerry Buss' backyard. He lives maybe a mile from Jackson, two multimillionaire brethren in need of one another again. For a third time. The Lakers officially contacted Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in their coaching vacancy. Nothing was offered, nothing was solved, but a lot was gained.
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November 10, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
If the Lakers rehire Phil Jackson, there will have to be one concession. They'll have to give him his old office back. Jim Buss has been in it since Jackson left after the 2011-12 season. Whatever. The solution to the Lakers' problem is right in Jerry Buss' backyard. He lives maybe a mile from Jackson, two multimillionaire brethren in need of one another again. For a third time. The Lakers officially contacted Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in their coaching vacancy. Nothing was offered, nothing was solved, but a lot was gained.
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April 7, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Within a one-year span, Jim Cleamons went from serving as an assistant to the NBA's most accomplished coach in Phil Jackson to suddenly looking for work. He spent this summer coaching Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), but he doesn't plan on returning. "One of the reasons the Chinese job was intriguing to me is the season is over with and I have this opportunity to look, secure and interview maybe at the collegiate level," said Cleamons, who coached former New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler.
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June 1, 1996 | Associated Press
Callers trying to order tickets for Game 7 in Seattle flooded phone lines Friday, briefly knocking out downtown phone service. Twelve exchanges in Seattle lost service at 9 a.m. US West spokesman Harry Grandstrom said that's when TicketMaster opened for business, selling about 1,000 tickets remaining for Sunday's game. It took about 20 minutes to restore service. * Chicago Bull assistant Jim Cleamons was announced as coach of the Dallas Mavericks, replacing Dick Motta, who was fired May 1.
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September 9, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers added to their roster over the past week, inviting free agents Shawne Williams and Xavier Henry to training camp . Though terms were not released, neither is expected to have a full guarantee and will have to earn a spot on the team's 15-man roster (although the Lakers could decide to carry just 13 or 14 players). The Lakers were also linked in reports to 35-year-old forward Pete Mickeal and veteran point guard Sebastian Telfair . A player the Lakers once pursued in trade, Michael Beasley , was waived by the Phoenix Suns.
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May 16, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons said he has been contacted by Puerto Rico officials about becoming the national team coach. Cleamons said he is scheduled to meet with the officials this week to talk about leading the team at the FIBA Americas Championship. "They said they had some interest," Cleamons said. "I have some interest. It's something I would do, especially if there is a lockout. " Cleamons has been a member of Phil Jackson's staff with the Lakers and the Chicago Bulls.
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