Kobe Willing to Endorse Brian Shaw as Next Head Coach & The Top NBA News

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Phil Jackson will retire from the NBA this season, and there is a lot of speculation as to who will replace him as the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach. Current player Kobe Bryant says he will be willing to endorse Brian Shaw as Jackson’s successor.

Bryant approves of Shaw’s potential coaching job: Slam Magazine

The Latest on the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers lost their fourth consecutive game last night in Portland. Here is a quarter-by-quarter recap of the game. [LakersNation]

The Latest on the NBA

Boston Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal will not play Sunday due to a calf injury. [ESPN Boston]

New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries will miss the final week of the NBA season due to a foot injury. [Sporting News]

NBA Game Results for April 8th, 2011

Indiana Pacers-114 Atlanta Hawks-102-F

New York Knicks-116 New Jersey Nets-93-F

Philadelphia 76ers-98 Toronto Raptors-93-F

Boston Celtics-104 Washington Wizards-88-F

Chicago Bulls-93 Cleveland Cavaliers-82-F

Detroit Pistons-110 Milwaukee Bucks-100-F

Miami Heat-112 Charlotte Bobcats-103-F

Memphis Grizzlies-101 Sacramento Kings-96-F

New Orleans Hornets-109 Phoenix Suns-97-F

Oklahoma City Thunder-104 Denver Nuggets-89-F

Dallas Mavericks-107 Los Angeles Clippers-96-F

Portland Trail Blazers-93 Los Angeles Lakers-86-F

NBA Game Schedule for April 9th, 2011

Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards- 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets- 8:30 P.M. EST/ 5:30 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks- 8:30 P.M. EST/ 5:30 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs- NBA TV- 8:30 P.M. EST/ 5:30 P.M. PST

Minnesota Timberwolves at Denver Nuggets- 9:00 P.M. EST/ 6:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

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