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Chuck Person added to coaching staff

August 2, 2010 |  7:50 pm

The Lakers made it official on Monday, adding Chuck Person to the coaching staff for next season.

It was hardly a surprise, having been previously reported, and represented a logical step considering Person's big contribution during the season and the playoffs as a special assistant. He also was their Summer League coach in Las Vegas.

Also, for the record, the other assistants on Phil Jackson's staff are returning: Jim Cleamons, Frank Hamblen and Brian Shaw. Shaw did interview for the head coaching job with the Cavaliers earlier this summer but said he couldn't meet Cleveland's timetable.

The Lakers coaching staff is incredibly close, and practically operates on the same wavelength. Had the chance to have extended talks with most of them during the playoffs. A look back at the staff, while we're all waiting for next season.

-- Lisa Dillman