Then-Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis, left, yells from the bench as Coach Phil Jackson looks on in 2009.
(Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
According to his Twitter feed, Kurt Rambis is back as an assistant coach with the Lakers.
It's official. I'm back with the @Lakers. #Assistant coach. Very excited. @ESPN @TWC.
— Kurt Rambis (@KRambis) July 29, 2013
Rambis won four titles with the Lakers as a forward, playing with the team from 1981 to '88.
He previously worked as an assistant from 1994 to '99, briefly taking over the head coaching position in 1999 during the lockout-shortened season.
Rambis was a trusted assistant for Phil Jackson from 2001 to '04 and 2005 to '09 before a stint as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Under Jackson, Rambis served as the team's unofficial defensive coordinator.
Coach Mike D'Antoni's staff is almost complete with assistants Dan D'Antoni and Rambis, along with player development coaches Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis. One assistant spot remains open.
D'Antoni will carry a smaller staff than he did last season, taking on Mike Brown's crew after Brown was fired early in the season. Brown has since been named head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Rambis recently worked as a television analyst for Time Warner SportsNet. Throughout the recent NBA summer league tournament in Las Vegas, Rambis was often spotted taking in games by D'Antoni's side.
Lakers' week in review
Keeping tabs on former Lakers
Lakers sign rookie forward Elias Harris to a two-year deal
Email Eric Pincus at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.