He defiantly had a good coaching debut last night. That's the Laker team we should have seen in the 1st 5 games. But this will be an interesting week to say the least.
Thing about Bernie is that he requires you to work hard for 48 minutes every single game if there's ever a time he feels you're slacking you'll see the bench, that's what happened to Blake tonight. He demands respect and is old school to the fullest and honestly the Lakers could use a bit of old school flavor till Phil/D'antoni gets there. Especially if they play with the type of intensity and interior and wing defense we saw. If Bernie can get them to give 150% effort every single night till the replacement coach gets here they'll be in a GREAT place by that time in terms of giving it every night.
last night we still had some chemistry issues, we still had some time trying to find who was where, and had a couple turnovers, but we played with more effort and determination than we've seen in a long time and that carried us to the win. If we give 100% with our talent then our flaws shouldn't cost us too many games against teams like this.
The problem was Brown wasn't getting the effort. Bernie ain't the "nice" guy. He's old school and surly and demands respect. You WILL give him effort or you will be on the bench And what happened? Our once lackadaisical bench scored 37 last night and our interior and wing defense were some of the best we saw it, JAMISON was even playing tough defense. Why? Because Bernie demands it and that is the dose this Lakers team needed.
As long as Bernie's here I'll support him. I fully understand we'll get Phil or D'antoni and I'm happy for it
But long as we have Bernie we're in good hands, and I'm honestly glad I feel that way about it till the main head coach gets here.
Edited by Majesty, November 10, 2012 - 07:17 AM.