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March 5, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times
Mutiny is a volatile but somewhat archaic term, usually only referenced these days in "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies. But last year, NBA fans got a new introduction to the word when the Detroit Pistons started crumbling, with reports of a player mutiny taking place against then-Coach John Kuester. Kuester, now an assistant coach for the Lakers, heads back to the Motor City on Tuesday for the first time since he was fired in June 2011 from a team that, in some instances, openly rebelled against him. "I'm being honest with you, I wish them nothing but the best,” Kuester said.
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October 3, 2012 | By Mark Medina
                                        The moment the doors opened to the Lakers' practice facility, the team showed on Tuesday a first-hand glimpse of what could mark a significant variable in the team's championship fortunes. Sure, part of that included Dwight Howard's participation and admission afterward that  he may have recovered enough from back surgery to play in a few preseason games.
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February 11, 1989 | Associated Press
Nothing John Kuester ever experienced could have possibly prepared him for the season he is enduring as head basketball coach at George Washington. When he was in high school, Kuester was part of a team that won three straight Virginia state Catholic titles. Playing under Dean Smith at North Carolina in the mid-1970s, he helped the Tar Heels win two Atlantic Coast Conference titles and gain a Final Four berth.
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September 8, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
Vijay Singh keeps giving himself chances to end four years without a PGA Tour victory. He made four birdies around the turn Friday for a six-under 66 in the BMW Championship at Carmel, Ind., putting his name atop the leaderboard for the second time in his last four tournaments. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were one shot behind. Going into a storm-filled weekend at Crooked Stick, four players who have reached No. 1 in the world were among the top six. Woods started slowly and finished strong, with birdies on his last two holes for a 67. McIlroy, coming off what he called one of the best ball-striking rounds of his life, had to overcome four bogeys for a hard-earned 68. Joining them one shot out of the lead was Ryan Moore, who had a 66. Lee Westwood (65)
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June 20, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Nothing has been set yet, but new Lakers Coach Mike Brown has been interviewing coaching candidates to be assistants on his staff. Former University of Utah coach Jim Boylen was the latest to speak with Brown, the two meeting Monday at the Lakers' practice facility, according to an NBA official not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Philadelphia's Quin Snyder, who was in charge of player development with the 76ers last season, met with Brown last Thursday, much of the conversation about the offense, the official said.
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July 8, 2009 | Melissa Rohlin; Bill Brink, Staff and Wire Reports
The Detroit Pistons reportedly are nearing an agreement with John Kuester to make him their coach after failing to reach an agreement with Avery Johnson. The contract with Kuester could be completed as soon as today, said a person familiar with the negotiations. Kuester spent the last two seasons as a Cleveland Cavaliers assistant and was on Larry Brown's championship-winning staff in 2004 with the Pistons. -- The NBA salary cap has been set for next season at $57.7 million, down from $58.
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September 7, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers on Friday added a trio of veteran coaches to Mike Brown's staff, hiring Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford and Bernie Bickerstaff as assistants. Jordan, a former head coach with the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards who was also a guard on the Lakers' 1982 championship team, is expected to help Brown implement some aspects of the Princeton offense . Clifford spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic alongside new Lakers center Dwight Howard.
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October 25, 2011 | Lance Pugmire and Mike Bresnahan and Ben Bolch, Staff and Wire Reports
The NBA is expected on Tuesday to cancel more than 100 more games from Nov. 15-28, the New York Daily News reported late Monday. League and union officials did not immediately respond to The Times' requests for confirmation of the report. The cancellations would come about two weeks after the league on Oct. 10 scrapped 100 games from the Nov. 1 season openers through Nov. 14. NBA owners have locked out their players since July 1; players and owners are trying to resolve issues that include how to split basketball-related income in the increasingly bitter labor dispute.
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March 5, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers were playing poorly, their followers increasingly agitated. A 15-12 record wasn't doing much for the public. Neither was idling in the middle of the 15-team Western Conference. But the Lakers look better these days, winners of eight of 10, pushing back against fans' angst and silencing the media for now. "It's funny how that happens," Kobe Bryant said dryly, as if he'd seen this show plenty of times. The Lakers are 3-0 since the All-Star break and have a chance to extend their mini-run with a three-game trip against teams with a combined 40-74 record.
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March 7, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Kobe Bryant's acknowledgment he felt fatigued in the Lakers' 88-85 overtime loss Tuesday to the Detroit Pistons. -- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding centers his game story on Bryant's struggles. -- The Detroit Free Press' Vince Ellis and the Detroit News' Vincent Goodwill credit Rodney Stuckey's contributions. -- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford focuses on the Lakers' continual road struggles.
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September 7, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers on Friday added a trio of veteran coaches to Mike Brown's staff, hiring Eddie Jordan, Steve Clifford and Bernie Bickerstaff as assistants. Jordan, a former head coach with the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards who was also a guard on the Lakers' 1982 championship team, is expected to help Brown implement some aspects of the Princeton offense . Clifford spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic alongside new Lakers center Dwight Howard.
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August 7, 2012 | By Mark Medina
This is the 24th post in a series focusing on this year's free-agent class. Player: Tracy McGrady Former team: Atlanta Hawks Type of free agent: Unrestricted Positives: Let's be realistic, Tracy McGrady's nowhere near the prime of his career when he was a seven-time All-Star and two-time league scoring leader. The 33-year-old may have averaged a career-low 5.3 points in 16.1 minutes last season with the Atlanta Hawks. But McGrady still has value.
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May 5, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Various points in the Lakers' 99-84 Game 3 loss Friday to the Denver Nuggets define both the good and the bad that Andrew Bynum offers. There's the dominant Bynum. That one scored 18 second-half points, aggressively fought through double teams and consistently established post position. The Lakers didn't always feature him as they should, but he still pushed, stood strong and delivered when he received looks. There's the lazy Bynum. That one went scoreless in the first half and attempted only three field goals.
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May 4, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Some things to take away from the Lakers' 99-84 Game 3 loss Friday to the Denver Nuggets: 1. The Lakers didn't play at the right tempo. It's wasn't the altitude. It was the Lakers' attitude.  After demonstrating through two games they simply needed to play at a methodical pace to ensure a win, the Lakers did the opposite. The Nuggets' victory featured all the ingredients necessary to beat the Lakers. They scored in transition (19 points). The Nuggets converted on second-chance points.
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April 15, 2012 | By Mark Medina
With the minutes ticking away, Kobe Bryant stood up. This proved his time to shine. But this time, it had nothing to do with Bryant hitting a game-winning shot, setting up a teammate in the post or making a defensive stop. He's still sidelined because of a sore left shin. So beyond receiving treatement, Bryant's kept himself busy doing something else. He placed his right hand on Coach Mike Brown's shoulder and pointed to something on the court while Andrew Bynum took a free throw in the waning minutes in regulation during the Lakers' eventual 112-108 overtime victory Sunday over the Dallas Mavericks.
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April 14, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Mike Brown walked up to Andrew Bynum at the Lakers' training facility Saturday, laughing and making the usual post-practice small talk with the 7-footer. The mood around the team was significantly lighter one day after the Lakers coach departed Staples Center before a game against the Denver Nuggets to attend to an undisclosed family matter. Brown declined to discuss the reason that prompted him to leave his team, calling it a personal issue. "It was one of those instances where it was time to be with the family," Brown said, "and I felt it was the right thing for me to leave.
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February 7, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Maybe Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal will eventually look back on what could have been accomplished. For now, the weird, cautious chasm continues between two of the best in Lakers history. Bryant passed O'Neal for fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list Monday, and O'Neal was one of the first to send an opinion on Twitter. "Congrats to Kobe for being the greatest laker ever," he wrote in a conciliatory tone. "Thanks for making us the greatest laker one two punch ever and congrats on passin me up 2. " Bryant took over the fifth spot on a long jump shot in the second quarter of the Lakers' 95-90 loss to Philadelphia.
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March 5, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights Kobe Bryant 's effort in the Lakers' 93-83 victory Sunday over the Miami Heat. - -The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding argues the Lakers had the right recipe for beating Miami. -- The Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman faults the Heat for playing without much energy. -- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes how Bryant got revenge on Dwyane Wade giving him a broken nose by lighting him up on the court.
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April 14, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The tide appeared to shift Friday night at Staples Center. Denver had just cut its deficit to one in the final minutes, and the Lakers needed someone who could provide them with a cushion. Yet, they faced a few constraints. Kobe Bryant remained sidelined for the fourth consecutive game because of a sore left shin. The Nuggets were fronting Andrew Bynum in the post and double teaming him if he did get an entry pass. And Pau Gasol also faced a swarming defense when the Lakers looked for him. But there stood Matt Barnes wide open on the perimeter.
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