Caught in the Web: Chuck Person interviews with Houston Rockets
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reports Chuck Person had planned to interview for a position on Kevin McHale's coaching staff with the Houston Rockets on Monday but that he's keeping all options open.
-- Fox 26 Sports Houston's Mark Berman also details Person's meeting with the Rockets.
-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes it's likely Person will stay with the Lakers.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky talks with Os Davis, from the Ball in Europe site, about what Ettore Messina would bring to the Lakers' coaching staff.
-- Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus looks at various ways to fix the Lakers.
-- Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark analyzes Sasha Vujacic's stint last season with the Lakers.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at how Messina's presence would affect the Lakers' offense.
-- Lakers Nation's Steven Almazan argues that Dwight Howard is not the Lakers' missing piece.
Kobe Bryant plays NBA 2K12 in the video below and reveals this hilarious nugget on the realistic game play: "We were actually running the triangle offense better than we ran the triangle offense last year."
Tweet of the Day: "GSW has also discussed idea of hiring Mike Malone as Mark Jax's top aide. But Malone said to favor joining Lakers if he's still an assistant ... Malone was scheduled to meet today w/Lakers and is highly coveted by Mike Brown, who wants both Malone and the freshly fired John Kuester ... Those in the know say Warriors have discussed offering Mike Malone title of associate head coach, but pull of Lakers hard to overcome.
Hearing Warriors are keeping hard press on Mike Malone and optimistic that they CAN get him as Mark Jackson's top aide and keep him from LAL ... W/Lakers looking to keep coaching salaries down, Dubs can easily win a Mike Malone bidding war to ensure Jack has best bench possible ... NBA coaching sources say Warriors have made "generous" offer to Mike Malone to convince him to join Mark Jackson's staff (over Mike Brown's)" -- Stein_LINE_HQ (ESPN.com's Marc Stein)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "All this team really needs are players who are hungry for a title. It's all about the "Hunger." -- :-(
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers assistant coaches Brian Shaw, left, and Chuck Person are interviewing for the head coaching job with the Golden State Warriors this week. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times