November 2, 2012 |
Former Lakers forward and coach (head and assistant) Kurt Rambis has joined Time Warner Cable SportsNet to help provide in-studio analysis of the team in select games. In addition to working for ESPN as an analyst, Rambis was coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves prior to the arrival of Ricky Rubio and his successor Rick Adelman. "I'd like to get back into coaching, but it has to be a good situation," said Rambis in a phone interview. "It has to be a positive situation, but I'm not going to freak out if I don't get back into coaching, because I do enjoy broadcasting.
October 27, 2012 |
Time Warner Cable SportsNet has added Kurt Rambis to the broadcast crew for select Lakers games this season. Rambis has a rich history with the organization, as a player during the Showtime era, assistant coach and even head coach (albeit briefly). The Lakers' first official broadcast, not including preseason, will be on Oct. 30 when the Lakers visit the Portland Trail Blazers. Rambis will join "#LakeShow," in studio with Chris McGee, Andy Adler, James Worthy and Dave Miller.
October 13, 2012 |
The Lakers played their third preseason game with their superstar core having logged zero minutes together. Dwight Howard remained sidelined Saturday as he continued his recovery from back surgery, leaving Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol to resume the getting-to-know-you phase without their starting center. Bryant was back for the Lakers' exhibition game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center after sitting out one game with a strained right shoulder, but the possibility lingered that Howard may not return before the Oct. 30 season opener against Dallas.
January 7, 2012 |
He's Josh McRambis Instead of the thick glasses, he wears the high socks. Instead of tight shorts, he wears a crew cut. But the tough rebounds and smart passes and old-school unselfishness are the same. "I want to make the kind of plays where people in the locker room say, 'I want that guy on my team,' " he says. He's Josh McFly He reportedly has the Lakers' highest vertical leap, he once finished second in a national All-Star high school dunk contest, and his first basket in his first exhibition game here was at the business end of an ally-oop.
August 26, 2011 |
Kurt Rambis isn't a very good beach volleyball player. "I'm awful," he says, laughing. But the former Lakers forward and NBA coach's son, Jesse, is pretty good — a professional, even. On Friday at the Manhattan Beach Open, Jesse Rambis and his partner, Kevin Wong, the second-seeded team in the tournament, beat Travis Schoonover and Nils Nielson, 21-19, 19-21, 15-8, to advance to the third round. Wong is a Lakers fan, especially of the Showtime teams the elder Rambis played for, but Wong was pretty impressed with the junior Rambis after playing alongside him for the first time Friday.
July 12, 2011 |
The Minnesota Timberwolves fired Kurt Rambis on Tuesday, ending more than three months of uncertainty and awkwardness surrounding the head coach of the worst team in the NBA last season. Rambis was 32-132 in his brief stay in Minnesota, including 17-65 last season. "People can argue about this should have happened and that should've happened, but I think collectively we felt that we were doing the right thing in terms of the way we approached it," team President David Kahn said.