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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne2m
It's taking longer than expected, but source says Rambis return to Lakers is "on track." Just details to work thru

Lakers expected to agree to deal with Kurt Rambis by Friday

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Kurt Rambis, the former player and coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, appears to be closing in on a deal that would bring him back to the bench of his former team, except this time he’d be a part of Mike D’Antoni’s coaching staff.
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers and Rambis should have a deal done by Friday:
 
Kurt has been seen on occasion with both D’Antoni and general manager Mitch Kupchak during some of the Lakers’ Summer League games in Las Vegas this month.
Although it is unclear what role Rambis would have with the team, he spent the majority of his years focusing on defensive schemes, a place many say D’Antoni could use some help. Rambis, who is very defensive-minded, could possibly be one of the missing links the team needs to turn things around.
If the Lakers and Rambis do agree on a deal, it would be his third time joining the team as a coach.
A signing of Rambis would suggest that Kurt’s good friend Phil Jackson will have a bigger role with the team than any of us might have guessed, as his voice may be heard through Rambis, which should excite Laker fans everywhere.
 
 
http://lakerholicz.c...ambis-by-friday

Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne44s
For those of u wondering. Kurt Rambis' deal with Lakers should hopefully be done Friday, source says.

Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne58s
Kurt Rambis should be in the fold for the Lakers, officially, in the next couple of days

Kurt Rambis Will Improve Los Angeles Lakers’ Defense in 2013
 
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According to reports by former Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Joel Meyers, Kurt Rambis is the new assistant coach to Mike D’Antoni. Rambis will serve primarily as the defensive coach which is a definite concern in 2013 for the Lakers. Rambis previously held the assistant position under Phil Jackson during the championship years. Rambis comes back to Los Angeles after spending time as the Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and ESPN analyst.
 
http://www.rantsport...efense-in-2013/

Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne55s
Lakers moving "closer" in discussions with Kurt Rambis, source says.

Yannis Koutroupis ‏@YannisHW1m
Kurt Rambis and Mike D'Antoni taking in some summer league action together right now.

@DrewGarrisonSBN 4m
Kurt Rambis is actually in the locker room after the game

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA3m
Kurt Rambis has emerged as a strong candidate to join Mike D'Antoni's coaching staff with the Lakers, league sources tell Y! Sports.

Also Rambis could be the guy that works with the big men here's an update on the situation

Darius Soriano @forumbluegold
Rambis also worked w/ LA's big men before he moved on to Minnesota. He could replace Person in that role on this staff.

Basketball Forever ‏@Bballforeverfb
Lakers gameplan could be Kurt Rambis (Defense) + Mike D'Antoni (Offense) and Phil Jackson (Consultant/Leadership/Zen) as a coaching front.

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Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported over the weekend that the Lakers were thinking about bringing one of Jackson's lieutenants, former Wolves (and Lakers) coach Kurt Rambis, on board as an assistant. The inference was clear: Rambis could incorporate some of Jackson's beloved triangle offense into D'Antoni's quiver, without actually being Jackson. The Lakers were also reportedly working on bringing former Magic coach Johnny Davis -- who coached Howard as a rookie in Orlando -- to the bench.
 
D'Antoni was, reportedly, more than OK with the move, if it helps keep Howard -- "Mike's on board," one source said.
 
http://www.nba.com/2...eder/index.html


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:38 PM

Ladies and gentlemen and then it begins.

This is the move we've been waiting for and I see at as the first of many major changes.


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Lol talk about Phil Jackson hire
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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:40 PM

I've been praying to the Basketball Gods.  :thumsbup:


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Phil is assembling his future coaching staff. Nice.



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:42 PM

But he's not a MDA guy LOL!!! :D :D :D

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:43 PM

What MDA must be thinking..I find it hard to believe that as a couch he would bring a staff member from PJ..Or else.



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Okay, THIS is a step in the right direction. Rambis can't be for MDA.

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:45 PM

First Mad Dog, and now possibly Rambis, something may be in the works. What do you guys think?

I think this is by far the best damn news we've heard in a while. We needed something to feel better too. It's about time. Optimism & hope suddenly starting to rise.


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:45 PM

First Madsen, now Rambis. The cards are slowly falling into place..........

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:47 PM

This is great news, I can't see this as a MDA decision, this has Phil written all over it. Something may be in the works but who knows I don't want get my hopes up lol. 


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Put it like this. Phil's voice is here with Kobe, Kurt and Mark.

Even if MDA stays , I expect a style of play conducive to big men.

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Thank The Lord best news of the past 7 months

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:50 PM

While MDA is still coach, talk about lame duck.



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Someone we can rely on finally Rambis! please hurry and come back to the staff



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Suspicious...


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:51 PM

You've gotta' love Woj.


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:52 PM

who's next Frank Hamblen? Jim Cleamons?



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:55 PM

I think this is by far the best damn news we've heard in a while. We needed something to feel better too. It's about time. Optimism & hope suddenly starting to rise.

 

I agree, I hope it becomes official. 


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 12:57 PM

who's next Frank Hamblen? Jim Cleamons?

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