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July 20, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
Steve Nash logged his first assist as a Laker more than three months before the season opener. His presence was among the primary factors that lured Jordan Hill back to the Lakers on Friday as the reserve power forward agreed to a two-year contract for almost $8 million. "Jordan was excited about the fact that Steve Nash decided to join the Lakers and the prospect of winning a championship in L.A.," said Kevin Bradbury, Hill's agent. Hill will further fortify the Lakers' bench after forward Antawn Jamison agreed this week to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million.
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May 13, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Mark Madsen may be returning to the Lakers family, at least through the team's D-League affiliate. ( update at 11:43 a.m. : It's official, Madsen is the new coach. "We are very pleased to announce Mark Madsen as the newest head coach of the D-Fenders,” D-Fenders President/CEO Joey Buss said.  “Mark understands the emphasis we place on developing intelligent and skilled players who can contribute important minutes with the Lakers and in the NBA.  We are confident that Mark's experience in the NBA will help us reach our goals, further establishing the D-Fenders as a franchise known for producing top NBA talent while competing at a championship level.”)
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May 13, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Mark Madsen may be returning to the Lakers family, at least through the team's D-League affiliate. ( update at 11:43 a.m. : It's official, Madsen is the new coach. "We are very pleased to announce Mark Madsen as the newest head coach of the D-Fenders,” D-Fenders President/CEO Joey Buss said.  “Mark understands the emphasis we place on developing intelligent and skilled players who can contribute important minutes with the Lakers and in the NBA.  We are confident that Mark's experience in the NBA will help us reach our goals, further establishing the D-Fenders as a franchise known for producing top NBA talent while competing at a championship level.”)
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December 29, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni has a history of using players out of position. As he did when coaching the Phoenix Suns by playing Shawn Marion at power forward and either Amar'e Stoudemire or Boris Diaw at center, which was considered unorthodox.  Now Kevin Garnett and Chris Bosh often start at the five; LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony at four. Recently D'Antoni has moved Metta World Peace to reserve power forward and has experimented with second-year point guard Darius Morris as the Lakers' starting shooting guard.
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July 11, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
As a trade cloud swirled around him yet again, Andrew Bynum was in the largest, least densely populated state in the U.S. He was relaxing on a week-long fishing trip in Alaska with his agent, even pulling some halibut out of the ocean Tuesday as the Lakers re-engaged in trade talks with the Orlando Magic for unhappy center Dwight Howard. Bynum would be the centerpiece of a deal involving Orlando, though nothing was imminent Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Lakers were trying to hook free-agent forward Antawn Jamison, who would immediately help boost scoring among their punchless reserves.
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April 30, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers are no strangers to playoff uncertainties, and another has appeared in their domain. Reserve power forward Jordan Hill, accused of choking a girlfriend, was charged with a third-degree felony Monday and was expected to appear soon in a Houston court. It was unclear when he would have to answer in person to the charges. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. A spokeswoman for the Harris County district attorney said Hill needed to be present Tuesday in Houston for a hearing at 9:30 a.m. Central time, but Hill's agent said a court appearance wasn't mandated yet. "Jordan will spend [Monday]
SPORTS
December 29, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni has a history of using players out of position. As he did when coaching the Phoenix Suns by playing Shawn Marion at power forward and either Amar'e Stoudemire or Boris Diaw at center, which was considered unorthodox.  Now Kevin Garnett and Chris Bosh often start at the five; LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony at four. Recently D'Antoni has moved Metta World Peace to reserve power forward and has experimented with second-year point guard Darius Morris as the Lakers' starting shooting guard.
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January 22, 1998 | JIM MURRAY
Then, there is that enduring show biz legend where the star of the show falls ill and the director pushes the understudy on stage opening night and shouts "You'll go out there a nobody. And you'll come back a star!" Dorsey Levens, understudy/stand-in of that long-running off-Broadway show, the Adventures of the Green Bay Packers, could relate. One day, Dorsey was sitting on the bench, minding his own business, when out on the field they began helping the star off the field, Edgar Bennett.
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April 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
Memphis Coach Sidney Lowe has relied on his reserves in the fourth quarter recently in hopes of getting them experience. Thursday night, Pau Gasol scored 23 points, but it was a pair of three-point baskets by key reserve Antonis Fotsis in the last 2:16 that helped the Memphis Grizzlies hold on to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers, 102-99, at Memphis, Tenn. Fotsis' long-range shot from the left baseline with 44.2 left gave Memphis a 99-97 lead.
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September 25, 1993 | JASON HILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When La Mirada running back Ryan Hura, who was the team's leading rusher with 340 yards in two games, was sidelined early in the game, Coach John Mele didn't worry. He just gave the ball to Albert Smith, Hura's partner in the backfield. Smith scored four touchdowns and rushed for 95 yards in 18 carries as La Mirada defeated Century, 28-9, Friday night at La Mirada High. Smith's first touchdown came on an 18-yard run with 1 minute 19 seconds left in the first quarter.
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July 20, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers further fortified their bench Friday, agreeing to terms with power forward Jordan Hill on a two-year contract for almost $8 million. “Jordan was excited about the fact that Steve Nash decided to join the Lakers and the prospect of winning a championship in L.A.,” said Kevin Bradbury, Hill's agent. Hill becomes the second backup forward to join the Lakers this week after Antawn Jamison agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of about $1.4 million. Hill, Jamison and Josh McRoberts will back up starters Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, though Jamison can also play small forward.
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July 11, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
As a trade cloud swirled around him yet again, Andrew Bynum was in the largest, least densely populated state in the U.S. He was relaxing on a week-long fishing trip in Alaska with his agent, even pulling some halibut out of the ocean Tuesday as the Lakers re-engaged in trade talks with the Orlando Magic for unhappy center Dwight Howard. Bynum would be the centerpiece of a deal involving Orlando, though nothing was imminent Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Lakers were trying to hook free-agent forward Antawn Jamison, who would immediately help boost scoring among their punchless reserves.
SPORTS
April 30, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers are no strangers to playoff uncertainties, and another has appeared in their domain. Reserve power forward Jordan Hill, accused of choking a girlfriend, was charged with a third-degree felony Monday and was expected to appear soon in a Houston court. It was unclear when he would have to answer in person to the charges. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. A spokeswoman for the Harris County district attorney said Hill needed to be present Tuesday in Houston for a hearing at 9:30 a.m. Central time, but Hill's agent said a court appearance wasn't mandated yet. "Jordan will spend [Monday]
BUSINESS
October 2, 2009 | Jim Puzzanghera
The Federal Reserve has dramatically expanded its role in the economy over the last 18 months, and the Obama administration has proposed enhancing that authority as part of an overhaul of financial regulations. But many members of Congress -- Democrats and Republicans -- are seeking to curtail the central bank's authority instead of expand it. Worried about the increased power of the complex and mysterious Fed, and upset it did not do more to prevent the deep recession, Capitol Hill has focused its anger over the financial crisis and its aftermath on the central bank.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2009 | Jim Puzzanghera
President Obama's plan to increase the authority of the Federal Reserve is emerging as a major stumbling block to congressional approval of his overhaul of financial industry regulations. The Fed already faces bipartisan criticism for being too powerful, overly secretive and negligent in protecting the economy from the severe recession. And lawmakers didn't let up on the agency in a hearing Thursday as Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner began to sell the president's changes.
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June 19, 2004 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
It hasn't been that long since Tamecka Dixon went from starter to sixth man -- four games -- but she's growing into the role. And it's to the Sparks' benefit. On Friday, Dixon came off the bench to score 19 points, including four free throws in the final 10 seconds, to help the Sparks outlast the Phoenix Mercury, 76-74, in front of 9,022 at the America West Arena. Whether she likes the role change is another question for another day. But she is responding positively so far.
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February 27, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mater Dei boys' basketball team usually has the best starting five players in the county, if not the Southern Section. The running joke among opponents, however, has been that the second-best team around has often been sitting on the Monarchs' bench. Friday night that was no joke. Mater Dei, minus three key regulars, got ample production out of its reserves and had little trouble pounding Moreno Valley, 72-54, in a Southern Section Division I-A quarterfinal at Ocean View High.
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April 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
Memphis Coach Sidney Lowe has relied on his reserves in the fourth quarter recently in hopes of getting them experience. Thursday night, Pau Gasol scored 23 points, but it was a pair of three-point baskets by key reserve Antonis Fotsis in the last 2:16 that helped the Memphis Grizzlies hold on to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers, 102-99, at Memphis, Tenn. Fotsis' long-range shot from the left baseline with 44.2 left gave Memphis a 99-97 lead.
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