| Jun 14, 2009
Laker coach Bill Sharman was surprised to see Times sportswriter Mal Florence, bags packed, leaving the team hotel in Milwaukee on a January day in 1972.
Florence had been following the team on its winning streak, which had reached a record 33 games...
| Feb 12, 2010
Fred Schaus, who helped usher in pro basketball to Los Angeles as head coach of the Lakers for their first seven seasons here and was Jerry West's mentor, died Wednesday in West Virginia. He was 84.
Schaus was living in a nursing home and the cause of...