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Lakers’ assistant coach Jim Cleamons wants to become the head coach of a college basketball team one day.  He currently helps Phil Jackson run the sidelines, but Cleamons has bigger goals in mind.  Cleamons says he wants to pass the skills and knowledge he has learned over the years to the next generation of basketball players.

Jim Cleamons wants to become head coach of a college basketball team: Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog: Mark Medina

The Latest on the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Phoenix Suns last night, 99-95. Here is a quarter-by-quarter recap of the game by Michael Goldsholl. [LakersNation]

Lamar Odom says his new reality T.V. show will not be a distraction to his basketball career. [Hoopsnotes: Dimitri]

The latest all-star returns were announced, and Kobe Bryant is leading all players with 1,391,597 votes. [NBA.com]

The Latest on the NBA

Dirk Nowitzki will miss his sixth straight game tonight due to a knee injury. [Pro Basketball Talk: Kurt Helin]

Houston Rockets’ Center Yao Ming will have surgery on his right ankle. [ESPN.com NBA]

Donnie Walsh says he will re-sign Wilson Chandler once he becomes a free agent. [Pro Basketball Talk: Kurt Helin]

Steve Nash left his sponsorship with Nike to join the Chinese brand Luyou. [Slam Magazine]

NBA Results for January 5th, 2011

Toronto Raptors-120 (12-23) Cleveland Cavaliers-105 (8-27) -F

New Jersey Nets-96 (10-25) Chicago Bulls-94 (23-11) -F

Orlando Magic-97 (23-12) Milwaukee Bucks-87 (13-20) -F

Philadelphia 76ers- 109 (14-21) Washington Wizards- 97 (8-25) -F

Boston Celtics-105 (27-7) San Antonio Spurs-103 (29-6) -F

Charlotte Bobcats- 108 (12-21) Minnesota Timberwolves- 105 (9-27) – F/OT

Golden State Warriors- 110 (14-21) New Orleans Hornets- 103 (21-15) – F

Portland Trail Blazers- 103 (19-17) Houston Rockets- 100 (16-19) – F

Atlanta Hawks-110 (24-14) Utah Jazz- 87 (24-12) – F

Los Angeles Lakers-99 (25-11) Phoenix Suns-95 (14-19) – F

Los Angeles Clippers-106 (11-24) Denver Nuggets-93 (20-14) – F

NBA Schedule for January 6th, 2011

Oklahoma City Thunder (23-13) at Dallas Mavericks (26-8) – TNT- 8:00 P.M. EST/ 5:00 P.M. PST

Denver Nuggets (20-14) at Sacramento Kings (7-25) – TNT- 10:30 P.M. EST/ 7:30 P.M. PST

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