There’s an easy explanation: The Lakers are in lockstep on whom they want. Luke Walton is an obvious choice; the former Lakers forward has strong ties to the franchise and is fresh off the most successful fill-in head coaching stint in NBA history. Connecticut’s Kevin Ollie has been on the NBA’s radar for a few years. Spurs assistant Ettore Messina has for even longer. Jeff Van Gundy has a proven track record and the disciplined system the Lakers badly need.
August 25, 2016 | 2:56 pm EDT Update
Mario Chalmers: Finally cleared to get back on the court. This been a long ass 5 months man. But we don’t kill u make u stronger. #backlikeineverleft
“[Jason Kidd] was all for everything that I believe in,” Terry said in an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “And that’s winning, that’s becoming a positive influence in the locker room on young guys, and he values his veterans and he knows how valuable I am to him and the Milwaukee Bucks organization and to our success this year as a team.”
This is a major move for the franchise–away from KNBR’s monster signal and tradition–but it has been in the works from the moment Warriors executives (led by owner Joe Lacob and president Rick Welts) were infuriated when KNBR moved several Warriors playoff games this spring to a sister station in order to broadcast Giants games. Big bullet point for Warriors management: 12 of their 24 playoff games this past season were not broadcast on KNBR 680 due to Giants conflicts. Also, eight other exhibition-season or regular season games were moved from 680.
Obviously, the Warriors will immediately have priority at 95.7 over the A’s, though I’m told there is a slight chance they could move a Warriors game to another station only if the A’s are playing a major playoff game at the same time (and we know that isn’t happening any time soon). The Warriors’ release mentions that long-time radio play-by-play man Tim Roye will remain on the call for their games on 95.7.