Caught in the Web: Lakers begin their offseason
--The Times' Mark Heisler presents a five-step plan on how the Lakers can address their offseason.
--The Times' Broderick Turner looks at the possible candidates to replace Phil Jackson as the Lakers' coach.
--The Times' Lisa Dillman reflects on Jackson's storied career.
--The Times' Chris Erskine blames the Lakers for folding under adversity.
--The Times' presents a photo gallery highlighting Jackson's playing and coaching career.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore argues that the Lakers simply need rest.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains the Lakers' unraveling with a slide show.
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer wonders what Kobe Bryant is doing on the NBA's all-defensive team.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky looks at the unpredictable storylines surrounding the Lakers.
--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen maintains that all the basketball mileage and fatigue caught up with the Lakers.
--The Daily News' Jill Painter wonders what's gone wrong with Los Angeles' sports teams.
--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Gregg Patton says the Lakers don't need to overhaul their roster. They just need a tuneup.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne provides a detailed account of the Lakers' final game of the season.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Stephen A. Smith argues the Lakers need to trade Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest.
--ESPN.com's Marc Stein believes this is truly it for Jackson.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell and Ty Nowell present postcards from Dallas.
--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker argues that the Lakers should hire Brian Shaw as their next coach.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz argues the Lakers need to fix their attitude more than their personnel.
Tweet of the Day: "Unless teams are willing to trade with the Lakers, it would be impossible for this team to be blown up due to the cap." -- ArashMarkazi (ESPN Los Angeles' columnist Arash Markazi)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"This will be an interesting offseason. Yes, the Lakers came apart in the playoffs. But the core of this team is still pretty damn good. And most of the guys the Lakers have some issue hanging over their head, which may lower their trade value. In other words, the core players will be worth more to LA than they would be in trade." -- Tom Daniels
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Photo: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson listens to the national anthem before the start of Game 3 of the 2009 NBA Finals in Orlando, Fla. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times