Kyle Goon, Whittier Daily News

Kyle Goon

Whittier Daily News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Whittier Daily News
  • O.C. Register
  • Daily Bulletin
  • The Press-Enterprise
Past:
  • The Sun
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Daily Breeze
  • SGV Tribune
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Pasadena Star News
  • East Bay Times
  • Boston Herald
  • and more…

Recent articles by Kyle:

Lakers coaching search: Analyzing the three finalists

The Lakers have reportedly narrowed their search down to Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson, Bucks assistant Darvin Ham and ex-Blazers coach Terry Stotts → Read More

Potential Lakers coaches Doc Rivers, Quin Snyder might stay put

Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey says Rivers will return next season, and Utah Jazz GM Justin Zanik and Snyder sound committed to each other. → Read More

‘Winning Time,’ the Showtime Lakers, and the elusive truth

Competing accounts of the “Showtime” dynasty reflect issues of pride and control in how athletes tell their stories. → Read More

Raptors’ Masai Ujiri says Lakers, others can ‘keep dreaming’ about Nick Nurse amid rumors

During his end-of-season press conference, Toronto’s president of basketball operations makes it clear he intends to keep the coach who led the Raptors to the 2019 NBA title. → Read More

‘The Dream Whisperer’ chronicles trail-blazing legacy of former Laker Dick Barnett – Press Enterprise

Documentary details Barnett’s nearly decade-long quest to get his ground-breaking Tennessee State basketball team into the Naismith Hall of Fame. → Read More

Report: Lakers request to interview Bucks assistant Darvin Ham for head coaching job

Ham, a Lakers assistant from 2011-13, has been an assistant to Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer since 2018, helping lead them to the 2021 title. → Read More

The Lakers and Nets both failed to understand the right way to build superteams

While other star-driven teams have thrived, L.A. and Brooklyn lacked a competent supporting cast after chasing third stars. → Read More

After disappointing season, Lakers reveal fault lines in on-court chemistry

Veteran role players wanted more time on the floor, more consistency in lineups, but none of them definitively earned it. → Read More

5 coaches who could be up to leading the Lakers

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka anticipates a “methodical” process that the franchise hopes to finish before the June 23 NBA Draft, but these candidates are already being mentioned. → Read More

Malik Monk’s free agency, Kendrick Nunn’s option and more from Lakers exit interviews – Press Telegram

The breakout role player in a forgettable season, Monk says money will not be the top factor in deciding where he signs. → Read More

Lakers’ Russell Westbrook can’t read the room

The Lakers point guard gave a far-too-intimate peek into his world and the many battles he thinks he’s fighting, none of which are about winning basketball. → Read More

Lakers’ Russell Westbrook can’t read the room

The Lakers point guard gave a far-too-intimate peek into his world and the many battles he thinks he’s fighting, none of which are about winning basketball. → Read More

Lakers’ Russell Westbrook sounds off on disappointing season: ‘I never was given a fair chance’ – Orange County Register

Westbrook unleashes frustrations with how his season went and the people who he believes prevented him from being himself. → Read More

Lakers make it official: Frank Vogel is fired

The Lakers put an end to the Frank Vogel coaching era on Monday, announcing he was fired just before 11 a.m. → Read More

Report: Lakers to fire coach Frank Vogel

Rumors of Vogel’s flagging job security have been circulating for months, and his dismissal was the widely expected outcome of a 33-49 season. → Read More

Anthony Davis talks Lakers’ failures, looks forward

Davis has a way of looking at the bright side, which is why even in his exit interview, he remained protective of this year’s group despite their vast underachievement as a team. → Read More

Anthony Davis talks Lakers’ failures, looks forward

Davis has a way of looking at the bright side, which is why even in his exit interview, he remained protective of this year’s group despite their vast underachievement as a team. → Read More

Anthony Davis talks Lakers’ failures, looks forward – Press Enterprise

Davis has a way of looking at the bright side, which is why even in his exit interview, he remained protective of this year’s group despite their vast underachievement as a team. → Read More

In final games, Lakers keep evaluating their role players for next season

With the Lakers’ top talent sidelined, players like Mason Jones and Stanley Johnson make the most of their minutes on the court. → Read More

Lakers top Thunder, snap 8-game skid on star-less night

A Lakers squad playing without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony beats a six-player OKC team for its first home win since March 11. → Read More