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#61 MyJohnsonIsMagic

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 02:06 PM

You guys keep forgeting Atlanta wanted Pau for Smith straight up, but we wanted to much.


I didn't know this...wtf man...ugh...I bet looking back whoever didn't pull the trigger is kicking themselves if they aren't too proud to admit they were wrong.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 02:08 PM

You guys keep forgeting Atlanta wanted Pau for Smith straight up, but we wanted to much.

When ?? I remember them not wanting Pau at all. The only pau trade we missed was the rondo trade.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 02:12 PM

I honestly wish they had waited a bit longer and used D'Antoni as leverage to get Phil to lower his demands. But I'm not going to mull over what could have been. D'Antoni's not the best but he's good enough. If the Heat could win with an average coach, we can definitely win with what I would argue is a slightly above average coach. Now it's time to stop worrying about the coach and start working on the offensive/defensive schemes the team will use.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 02:19 PM

http://espn.go.com/v...egoryid=2459788


Good analysis from a former staff of Mike.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 03:19 PM

Maybe Mike will keep things simple, like Bernie is doing. Mike, nor many coaches for that matter have worked with the offensive talent that this team has. These guys are basically playing street ball on the court right now with a couple simple set plays here and there and they are looking alright. All Mike has to do is just give them a couple simple go-to plays that they can use in a pinch and just focus more and more on the deffensive end. By the time playoffs come around, we will have added a couple more go-to plays to incorporate and while still tightening the defense even more.

I think the formula for success with this team is easier than it has been in a long time. Just look at what Bernie is doing versus what Mike was trying to do. You have "go out there and have fun, but get back on defense...oh and Morris, take some sugar out of your game" versus the complicated, always having to think before doing any action, set in stone offense and defensive rotations that took any instinct out of the game.

These past two games has been a perfect case-study for any potential coach to see what the team needs.

Edited by Obsidien, November 12, 2012 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 03:37 PM

When ?? I remember them not wanting Pau at all. The only pau trade we missed was the rondo trade.

http://blogs.ajc.com/hawks/2012/06/27/atlanta-hawks-pau-gasol-sweepstakes-said-to-include-hawks/

Mitch wanted Jeff Teague though so they pulled out.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Phil Jackson statement on Lakers: "Saturday morning, Jim Buss, called to ask if he could come and visit. I did ...

not solicit or ask for the opportunity, but I welcomed both he and Mitch Kupchak into my home to discuss the possibility of my return to the Lakers as the head coach. We talked for over an hour and a half.

"No contractual terms were discussed and we concluded with a hand shake and an understanding that I would have until Monday (today) to come back to them with my decision. I did convey to them that I did have the confidence that I could do the job.

"I was awakened at midnight on Sunday by a phone call from Mitch Kupchak. He told me that the Lakers had signed Mike D’Antoni to a 3-year agreement and that they felt he was the best coach for the team. The decision is of course theirs to make. I am gratified by the groundswell of support from the Laker Fans who endorsed my return and it is the principal reason why I considered the possibility."

http://sulia.com/channel/la-lakers/f/5d417558-6689-4a73-af4e-37bcc0c7d8a8/?source=twitter

Wow. Messed up.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 03:44 PM

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 03:44 PM

Seems like Jim wants to stick it to Phil.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 03:54 PM

http://blogs.ajc.com...-include-hawks/

Mitch wanted Jeff Teague though so they pulled out.


Atlanta pulled out and rightfully so. If the Lakers were able to acquire Smith and Teague for Pau, it would have been highway robbery. Teague has improved every year and I can't blame Mitch for wanting to hit that home run. Lol.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 03:57 PM

http://sulia.com/cha...?source=twitter

Wow. Messed up.


After reading that I am inclined to believe Jim Buss did this to spite and humiliate Phil.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:01 PM

Seems like Jim wants to stick it to Phil.


Just more and more proof comes out to verify Jim Buss is nothing more than a petulant brat stuck in a man's body.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:04 PM

Too bad its at the fans expense also.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:06 PM

Too bad its at the fans expense also.


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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:10 PM

And here I expected Phil to say it was his fault, and that he had those demands.

Anyone who actually has watched Phil knows for all of his greatness the guy has an ego to rival Kobe and Michael. Going into a meeting and swinging his dick is not something that would surprise me
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:13 PM

Anyone else have the notion that the Lakers never wanted Phil Jackson in the first place? I think MD was their man from the getco. Phil Jackson was just a smokescreen to get fans to think that they were trying to get him and they used the "restrictions" as an excuse for not hiring him.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:18 PM

Anyone else have the notion that the Lakers never wanted Phil Jackson in the first place? I think MD was their man from the getco. Phil Jackson was just a smokescreen to get fans to think that they were trying to get him and they used the "restrictions" as an excuse for not hiring him.


Well there is a belief out there that Phil didn't want to coach, so naturally the lakers wanted d'antoni, then the whole "we want Phil" started and despite already having their decision they had to talk to Phil. My guess is they were expecting him to turn them down and he didn't. He was interested

Caught between a rock and a hard place they put this whole charade together

It's possible. Don't know if I believe all of it
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:20 PM

im still trying to get over the dantonie hiring

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:25 PM

[expletive] you Jim.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:25 PM

Does it make sense business wise to put ego ahead of team?

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