Tag: Showtime Lakers

Jack McKinney spent just 14 games as the head coach of the LA Lakers at the start if 1979-80 season before he suffered a near-fatal bicycle accident. (Image: Getty)
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The Architect of the Showtime: Who is Jack McKinney from the LA Lakers?

Pat Riley gets a lot of credit for engineering the Showtime-era LA Lakers in the 1980s, but it’s former head coach Jack McKinney who deserves all the credit for introducing run-and-gun offensive concepts that would help lead the Lakers to five championships between 1980 and 1988. McKinney is a former […]