My name is Mark Travis and I am journalism student at the University of Oregon. I started writing back in 2008, when Michael Crabtree and the Texas Tech Red Raiders inspired him to start his own website. My first site, But The Game Is On, got me my first media credential in the summer of 2008 when I covered the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros Double-A affiliate. I then gained media access to Team USA Basketball, NIKE and the NBA in the summer of 2009 and interviewed the likes of Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and many other NBA stars.
As Phil Jackson mulls over his comeback decision, the Lakers are reportedly planning to reach out to Mike D'Antoni and Mike Dunleavy in case Phil Jackson decides not to return.
The second round pick has been assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders after making his pro debut on Friday night.
Laker management has ended their meeting with Phil Jackson. Per the Los Angeles Times, no official job offer was made, but if Jackson wants the job, it is his.
Laker superstar Dwight Howard says that Phil Jackson will be great for him, which is a good sign for his future with the organization.
In a surprising report, Comcast's Rich Bucher says that Laker legend Magic Johnson had something to do with Mike Brown being fired.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Lakers are moving quickly to hire Phil Jackson as their new head coach. According to Mike Bresnahan, there is a 95% chance he returns to coach the Lakers.
Bernie Bickerstaff's Lakers are 1-0 after dominating the Warriors, 101-77. Los Angeles played a free flowing game and simply outperformed an Andrew Bogut-less Warriors squad.
Los Angeles may not have their next coach set in stone right now, but they are expected to reach out to their two top candidates - Phil Jackson and Mike D'Antoni - by tomorrow.
The Mamba speaks. From his Facebook page: Tough day. I've seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I've been playing, it's still hard to deal with. I had a good...
Phil Jackson was supposed to be the keynote speaker at the annual Schwab Advisor Services IMPACT conference in Chicago next week. But in what is being termed a "last minute development," Jackson...
Here is a long Q&A with Metta World Peace about Mike Brown's firing courtesy of Mark Medina. How he processed the news I always think positive for everybody in the world. You look at Mike ...
ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein reports that Mike Brown's job will be on the line during this impending Laker homestand.
Former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy was recently asked if he would have any problem coaching Dwight Howard again. His answer is sure to stir the pot in Lakerland.
The much maligned Mike Brown won't be going anywhere anytime soon if Jim Buss' recent endorsement of him is to be believed.
In an interview with a CNN Turkey reporter, Kobe Bryant said that his goal was to play until he is 40 years old, giving hope to Laker fans that expected him to retire at the end of his current contract.
Los Angeles picked up it's first win of the season thanks to a dominant performance against the Detroit Pistons. All five Laker starters played well in this one and the tone LA set in the first quarter carried along throughout the game.
Star point guard will miss tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a lower left leg contusion.
SBNation's own Tom Ziller says the Lakers deserve your patience. There's a catch though: What will Mike Brown do with the time he is spotted?
The new look Lakers couldn't secure a win in the Rose Garden against a young Blazers squad, continuing a horrifying Laker trend on Halloween night.