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Phil & Mitch in Running For Post-Season Awards

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#1 Guest_Chicano_*


Posted April 08, 2009 - 03:25 PM


Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson and general manager Mitch Kupchak could be candidates for post season awards, according to the Los Angeles Times.

According to the Times, Kupchak could be a candidate for executive of the year. He finished second in the voting last year. Kupchak presided over the trades for Pau Gasol and Trevor Ariza last season, not to mention the drafting of Andrew Bynum with the 10th overall pick in 2005. Kupchak, in his ninth season as the head of basketball operations for the Lakers, has never won the award, which is determined by a vote of about 125 media members, according to the Times.

Jackson could be in the running for the coach of the year award, an honor he as only won once in 18 seasons as a head coach. Jackson, for the record, said he should not be considered for the award, saying it usually goes to someone coaching a "surprise or an interesting team, the Times reported.

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Posted April 08, 2009 - 05:22 PM

Mitch should of gotten it last season. Nothing much changed from last year to this year so i dont expect him to get GM of the year.

Phil has done a good job as usual, but he will be overlooked since the lakers had such high expectations from the start of the regular season.

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Posted April 08, 2009 - 05:24 PM

mitch should win it for last years moves keeping kobe and bynum, trading for trevor and gasol

but mike brown has the coach of the year as locked as lebron has the MVP
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Posted April 08, 2009 - 06:35 PM

Well it's executive of the year, not executive of the last 2 years. Mitch definitely won't get it. Only big move this season was locking up drew. And those small trades to free up some cap. It's not that he did a bad job or anything, just that it's not really all that great.

Brown is an over-rated coach but he'll probably get it. Rivers got it last year and he's even more over-rated.

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Posted April 08, 2009 - 06:38 PM

^ Oh, tell me about it. They get 3 for sure HALL OF FAMERS, how tough is it to coach that? Granted in comparison, we have some pretty big stars ourselves, but for right now if it were for today, Kobe and maybe Gasol would be the only locks for the Hall of Fame.

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