Source: Dwight Howard wants Phil Jackson — UPDATED

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Dwight wants Phil! Dwight Howard has told the Los Angeles Lakers he wants them to bring back Phil Jackson as coach,’ a source close to the team tells SheridanHoops.com. With the Lakers having fired Mike Brown earlier today, speculation is running rampant about who the next coach will be. Jackson has been coach of the Lakers on two different occasions, and he remains romantically involved with Jeanie Buss, the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Buss’ son, Jim, is expected to be the person

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Reaction to Mike Brown’s Firing From Around the NBA

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It was never really a question of “if, but “when?” And now that the news of Mike Brown’s hiring has gone viral, NBA players are reacting to it on Twitter in all sorts of ways. Of course, if you read Mark Heisler’s column earlier this week atop his Power Rankings, you’d have seen this coming, too — sooner rather than later. A sampling: Lakers. #philJackson — Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) November 9, 2012   Lakers= Nate McMillan — ReggieEvans30 (@ReggieEvans30) November 9, 2012   Cold world. — Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) November

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Mike Brown has been fired by the Lakers

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(function() { var csprtjs = document.createElement('script'); csprtjs.type = 'text/javascript'; csprtjs.async = true; csprtjs.src = 'http://edgecdn.cinesport.com/container.js'; var first_s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; first_s.parentNode.insertBefore(csprtjs, first_s); })();Congratulations to all who had choice No. 2 in our “When Will Mike Brown Get Fired? poll. The correct answer was sometime in between last Monday and this upcoming Saturday, and slightly more than 14 percent of respondents selected that narrow window. FYI: More than 50 percent said

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Bogut on the shelf for 7-10 days (ankle)

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When you are held together with duct tape and screws, your days of playing 82-game seasons are over. The Golden State Warriors knew this when they acquired Andrew Bogut from the Milwaukee Bucks last season, and now they are living with the consequences. Bogut will not play for the next 7-10 days, the Warriors announced Thursday. From their news release: “Warriors center Andrew Bogut will not play in any of the team’s games over the next 7-10 days in an effort to continue

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Sheridan: NBA’s best-kept secret: Kevin Martin’s success

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//We can now safely say that James Harden has come back down to earth, missing two-thirds of his shots in each of the Houston Rockets’ last two games. He still is the only player in the NBA averaging more than 30 points (30.3), and he is shooting just a shade under 50 percent (.494) — although his 3-point accuracy is a mere 28 percent. He was certainly the buzz player over the first couple days of the season, even earning

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Mehmet Okur retires at 33

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Mehmet Okur, the first talented big man to make the move from Turkey to the NBA, has announced his retirement at age 33. Okur was never the same player after he ruptured his Achilles tendon in April, 2010. Though he returned to the court with the Utah Jazz the following year and played 13 games, and spent part of last season with the New Jersey Nets after the NBA lockout, Okur was not the force he once was. “A player of certain level should say goodbye to

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Podcast: Heat-Knicks in Eastern Conference finals?

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There is only one undefeated team remaining in the NBA, and New Yorkers would be ecstatic about it if they weren’t spending all of their time on gasoline lines and on hold with Con Edison. In Miami, the Heat’s lopsided loss to the Knicks has already been written off, and they are penciling themselves into the NBA Finals — as is their right, sort of. Here’s the thing: The Knicks have been rebuilt to defeat the Heat with a combination of size,

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Danny Granger out 3 months for Pacers

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced that Danny Granger received an injection Tuesday to treat left patellar tendinosis. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Team medical personnel are looking at a recovery time of approximately three months, the Pacers said in a news release. More from Zach Harper of CBSSports.com: “Three months? That really sucks. If Granger ends up being out for three months, that puts his return around All-Star Weekend in February. If he doesn’t come back

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