| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
The D-Fenders have hired Nick Mazzella as their general manager, President/CEO Joey Buss has announced.
Mazzella spent the last nine years with the Lakers' public relations department. Now he will join the team's NBA D-League affiliate in a prominent...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:53 PM
In May, Mark Madsen was originally introduced as the head coach of the D-Fenders. But before coaching a single game, Madsen was promoted to the Lakers' staff as a player development coach.
"A short period after I signed on to be the D-Fenders' head...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:23 PM
The D-Fenders on Wednesday officially named Bob MacKinnon head coach.
"We are excited to announce Bob MacKinnon as the next head coach of the D-Fenders," said D-Fenders President and Chief Executive Joey Buss. "Bob brings a successful coaching...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The Lakers officially announced the addition of two player development coaches Friday.
As previously reported by The Times, the Lakers have added Mark Madsen and Larry Lewis, both of the D-Fenders, to Coach Mike D'Antoni's staff.
"Both Mark and...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:16 AM
The 2013-14 NBA calendar year began Monday.
The big question for the Lakers is the free agency of center Dwight Howard.
General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Howard is "our future." The Lakers put up billboards in a few key locations calling for...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Mark Madsen's tenure as the head coach of the D-Fenders were brief.
The Lakers have added Madsen to Coach Mike D'Antoni's staff as a player-development coach, according to a team spokesman.
Madsen was introduced as coach of the Lakers' D-League...
| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Former Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan recently left the team to become head coach at Rutgers.
Jordan was brought in by Mike Brown to help teach the Lakers a version of the Princeton offense but Brown was let go five games into the regular season....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Derrick Caracter assigned to D-Fenders...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Last year the Lakers were trying to win a third consecutive title. This year, expectations have downshifted a bit, with the team hoping for three consecutive road victories. The Lakers made themselves at home here last month during a 90-87 overtime...