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Posted Nov 10, 2012 @ 2:25 PM
I think as a Laker anti-fan I would be more entertained by D'Antoni getting the job, ESPN's subsequent breathless coverage and the inevitable implosion. As much as I hate the sports media shaping and outright creating story, I forgive them when it comes to shitting on the Lakeshow.
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Edited by big chicken, Nov 11, 2012 @ 10:15 PM.
Posted Nov 12, 2012 @ 6:15 AM
I think so too. The fact that Phil and D'antoni are reportedly "neck and neck" the Lakers' front office is about to make the wrong move because as good of a regular season coach as D'antoni is he hasn't won a thing post season and definitely shouldn't be in the same sentence with someone whose won 11 championships.
Well if it makes you feel any better, I think it is going to fall through and they will end up with D'antoni
It had more to do with it being about the Lakers which is one of the storied franchises in the NBA than about Mike Brown himself.
I still don't understand why Mike Brown being fired (it was long overdue) was newsworthy. Its not like he's a great coach (him being a dunce in Cleveland proves it) or anything special
Like, KerleyQ mentioned it's limited travel on road games based on the distance of their opponent. IIRC the Lakers had the same arraingment with Phil Jackson the last year he coached for them. It helps that Jackson's request is because of his bad knees(or another health reason) and not due to ego or his simply not caring about road games.
I've only seen the ticker and haven't yet seen any actual story about it so I'm hoping at some point someone will explain how a head coach can not go to road games in whatever capacity he's asking. But not to worry,
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Yep, four year deal. I KNEW they'd make the wrong hire. But in their defense I do think Phil was asking for too much power, it sounded like he wanted some GM power as well and all the Lakers were looking for was a coach.
Posted Nov 12, 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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I disagree the Lakers picking D'antoni over Jackson means that Phil wanted too much. Remember when Phil left the popular choice to replace him among both the fans and the players was one of his assistants, Brian Shaw, who would continue to run the triangle offense. Buss not only didn't pick Shaw, he chose Mike Brown who was a defensive coach. It seems clear to me that Buss, who is the son not the dad who ran the Lakers when they won all those championships, wants to put his own stamp on the Lakers and that means staying away from anything that has to do with Phil Jackson.
Posted Nov 13, 2012 @ 5:26 PM
Posted Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:08 PM
For my own entertainment purposes, I vote Stan Van Gundy.
Edited by natalie wood, Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:09 PM.