Lakers…Fire Coach Frank Vogel after (33-49) season…3-years as head coach (127-98)….Won title first year…knocked out first round playoffs…did not make playoffs this year.
..Team destroyed by injuries to Anthony Davis-LeBron James
..Team went from #1-defense to #21
..Team ranked #24 in offense
..Team lost league high 365-man games to injuries
..Team employed 41-different lineups
..Top 3-players played only 21-games together-team went (11-10)
Lakers-GM Rob Pelinka
..This was a disappointing season at every level
..Our fans expect and demand more
..Players need to play at highest level
..Front office needs to construct a better roster
..Coaches need to hold players accountable
..Work starts today to reconstruct this roster
..We have been in this place before
..Accountability-We are not going to finger point
..We need a fresh voice and a new leader
..Every coaching candidate is unique with skillset
..What this teams needs is a strong voice-inspire these superstars
..There must be accountability for each player..superstar to 15th man
..This will be a methodical process to interview candidates
..Want someone in place as head coach by the draft
..Our roster did not work-we did not have season we expected
..The new coach will be included in how to make roster work together
..There has to be a strong alignment between the coach and GM
..Learn to build rosters-building around LeBron-AD is unique
..LeBron James is on Mt-Rushmore basketball
..We need to be caretakers of his legacy by getting top players with him
..We must address certain areas of our roster this off season
..We will get better on multiple fronts
..In 2018 we put our heads together and built a good team
..We will do an autopsy of what worked and did not work
..LeBron input-at end of the day-I take input from LeBron-AD..my decision
..Our dialogue with our captains is op[en and is important
..Lakers franchise most respected around the globe
..LeBron played at his highest level-he is highly motivated-elite level
..How he played is ‘jaw dropping’
..Must take next weeks-take emotions out of decisions
..We will not have a disappointing season next year
..We will have a measured plan to fix what is wrong-we will listen to players
..Russell Westbrook is a Hall of Fame player who gave us all he could
..We will look under every stone to find the best players
..Basketball chemistry can be an elusive concept-have to see if players jell
..We are in a results business-not an excus business-but injuries wrecked us
..A chemistry players willing to work hard together-is our north star
..The calculus for the Lakers-win a championship or not-we failed
..We don’t give out Gold stars or atta boys
..We will give alot of focus to chemistry
..Partnership with LeBron has been gold standard-our talks meaningful
..LeBron sees the Lakers as his home-long term home
Lakers….James Worth-‘Team has lost some of its legacy’…GM-Rob Pelinka is now in a tough spot..Cannot afford to make any bad decisions….He must take responsibility for the Westbrook trade.
Lakers..NBA sources say the club wants to talk to Toronto Raptor head coach Nick Nurse…also interested in Ken Atkinson-ex Brooklyn Nets…Mike Brown-ex Cavs coach
(Playoffs)…NBA Play In Games-Tuesday:
Cavaliers-at-Brooklyn…Cavs went (9-16) down the stretch…Nets have Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant on the floor for home game at Barclay Center.
Clippers-at-Minnesota…LA has Paul George-Norm Powell both in starting lineup for game against T-Wolves-Karl Anthony Towns.
NY Knicks…President Leon Rose gives Vote of Confidence to Coach Tom Thibodeau…says ‘Club will stay with its game-plan’
Sacramento…Kings fire coach Alvin Gentry…went (24-41) after replacing Luke Walton in early season…Kings have not made playoffs in 14-years.
Minnesota..Give coach Chris Finch 3-year contract extension.
Golden State…No decision on G-Stephon Curry’s status for playoffs with sprained foot
Dallas..High scoring F-Luka Doncic has calf injury
NBA Lottery…Houston-Orlando-Detroit-Oklahoma City will have shot at top picks in NBA draft.
Nikola Jovic-Serbian star files for NBA draft…(6’10-F) averaged (14P-6R) as 18-year old in Pro League
Padres-W-Giants (4-2)…San Diego led in 9th at Press Time…Jurickson Profar diving catch of fly ball at wall in 7th inning snuffed out rally…Austin Nola HR…Nick Martinez (5inn-1R) in debut………Friars (4-1)…Monday game
San Diego-San Francisco…Tuesday matchup..Yu Darvish-vs-Alex Cobb
Mike Clevinger…Padres pitcher throws 2-bullpens to test ailing knee..Could pitch in rehab game at Lake Elsinore on Thursday
Luis Garcia…clocked at 100mph in rehab outing at El Paso.
Dodgers…Off day on Monday
Dodgers-at-Minnesota..Tuesday game..Andrew Heaney-vs-Chris Archer.
Dodgers..Not concerned about drop in velocity for P-Julio Urias-clocked at only 91MPH in ugly start in Colorado
Angels-W-Marlins (6-2)…Brad Marsh 3RHR…Jo Adell solo HR in Halos win……Monday game
Halos-Miami..Tuesday pitchers Patrick Sandoval-vs-Jose Luzardo.
Cleveland-W-Kansas City..Owen Miller (3-5) for Gladiators
Orioles-W-Milwaukee…Cedric Mullens 2R-single in 2-0 win
Rockies-W-Texas..CJ Cron HR-RBI triple for Rockies
Tigers-W-Red Sox..Javy Baez 3R-HR
A’s-W-Tampa Bay..Elvis Andrus-Seth Brown combine 6-hits..A’s score 13-runs
Phillies-W-Mets..JT Realmuto 2RHR in 8th
Toronto-W-Yankees..George Springer HR-3RBI for Jays
Washington-W-Atlanta..Maikel Franco 4H-5RBIs in 11-2 rout
Twins-W-Seattle..Byron Buxton 3H
Washington…Lerner Family may put team up for sale…Paid (450M) when they bought team from Montreal Expos…Value of franchise is now 2B.
Cubs..MLB suspends P-Keegan Thompson-2 games-beanball incident
Red Sox..SS-Trevor Story-out of lineup flu
Cardinals..Manager Omar Marmol-misses games-flu symptoms
Mets..P-Taijuan Walker pulled from game-shoulder issue
Blue Jays..DL-C-Danny Jansen-rib cage
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Nick Ramirez-ex Padres-Tigers-Brewerss.
Orioles..Callup P-Spencer Watkins fromAAA
A’s..Sign FA-P-Gabe Klobostis-ex Mariners
Gil Brandt…Longtime NFL Exec apologizes for rude comments about passing of Steelers QB-Dwayne Haskins….”Guy was living to be dead-over his lifestyle choices”
Herman Edwards…Arizona State head coach on NFL-Minority Hiring problems..’Tired of being a black head coach…Just want to be a coach’
Deshaun Watson…Lawyers reach agreement….No lawsuit trials to begin during the NFL season…He is being by 22-different worman for sexual misconduct
Dallas..Mourns passing of RB-coach Gary Brown (52Y)…ex Houston Oilers-San Diego Chargers RB
Buffalo…Bi9lls signing of WR-Stefon Diggs-QB-Josh Allen means those two players will count (67.8M) towards the NFL salary cap in 2023-24.
Denver Broncos…Rob Walton-CEO Walmart-has put in 4B-bid to buy the NFL team.
49ers..Sign FA-WR-Malik Turner-ex Cowboys
Bills..Re-sign OT-Bobby Hart
Bengals..Re-sign S-Tre Flowers
Houston..Workout FA-CB-Steven Nelson-ex Steelers-Eagles
Kings..D-Drew Doughty-season ending wrist surgery.
Kings..Sign F-Francesco Pellini…scored (22G) for Kitchener Rangers-OHL
Seattle..Sign #1-draft pick Matt Berniers-U Michigan star
Washington..Sign FA-F=Ethan Frank-Western Michigan (26G)
Arizona..Sign FA-kF-Milos Kelemon-Czach Republic
Arizona..Sign F-Nathan Smith-Mankato State star
Penguins..NHL suspends Evgeni Malkin-4-games-cross checking incident
Toronto..F-Ondrej Kase-diagnosed recurring concussion…4th in 2-years.
Tiger Woods…Says he expects to be able to play in British Open this summer…Not ready to say when he plays next after 47th finish in Masters…Finished 13-over par….23-shots behind the leader.