>>Rose Takes Court In Vegas
(Las Vegas, NV) -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is looking to prove his doubters wrong. The 25-year-old took the practice court in Las Vegas on Monday to work out with Team USA. Rose is attempting to come back from a second knee injury. Rose has played in just ten games over the last two seasons. He tore the ACL in his left knee in April of 2012 and suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in November of 2013. He says he has no pain in either knee and is dealing with no restrictions.
>>Jordan "Cool" With LeBron Going Back To 23
(Undated) -- Michael Jordan is taking no issue with LeBron James reverting back to his old number-23. The Hall of Famer tells ESPN.com, "I'm cool with it. I don't own a number." James announced that he is switching from the number-six he wore with Miami back to the number-23 that he wore for seven seasons with Cleveland. "King James" said after leaving the Cavs in 2009 that he would start a petition to prevent any player from wearing Jordan's number-23 again.
>>Lakers Officially Hire Byron Scott
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Lakers finally have their coach in place. The Purple and Gold announced on Monday they have hired Byron Scott on what multiple reports is a four-year, 17-million-dollar deal. Los Angeles will also hold a team option on the fourth year of the deal. The 53-year-old last coached the Cleveland Cavaliers and prior to that coached the New Orleans Hornets and New Jersey Nets. He's gone 416-and-521 in his career and lost consecutive NBA Finals with the Nets in 2002 and 2003. Scott played for the Lakers from 1983 through 1993 and again in 1996-97.