Was the Bernie Bickerstaff era an anomaly?
Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:26 AM
Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:27 AM
Posted January 11, 2013 - 08:16 AM
Can you elaborate? I'm very curious.
They really didnt care about setting up an offense everytime they were in half court setting. Sometimes they just ran down the court & gave the ball to D12 in the post 4 times in a row & allowed him to be more comfortable in his usual role. Sometimes they ran PnR, sometimes they ran his version of Princeton/triangle O; & sometimes they played pick up basketball = no plays at all just took advantage of the mismatches on the floor at that given time (this is when they had their best success). He finally changed the player rotations (stopped taking Kobe & D12 out at same time & played D12 with bench) minor things = common sense things when a team is desperate.
Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:19 AM
Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:26 AM
Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:40 AM
Posted January 11, 2013 - 11:18 AM
Posted January 11, 2013 - 03:10 PM
Pretty much. Sometimes keeping it simple is all that's really needed, especially when you have so much talent already. Let it do its thing. Don't bombard it with so much.
Everybody is spot on. The team just played so freely. It was actually beautiful at times.
Posted January 11, 2013 - 03:43 PM
Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:11 PM
Mike needs to that. Keep it simple. Let them know. Do the right thing and win. Maybe put few plays here and there but just play like its a pick up ball
unfortunately his wheel chair pride wont let him do the right thing. look how damn long it too him to mix up the rotations finally & he still aint doing it right. SMFH.
Posted January 11, 2013 - 08:52 PM
Bernie let them play, Bernie was more concerned with saying funny phil Jackson type quotes to the press, then he was with telling the players how to play basketball.
It was not flukey, it was not just against bad teams. Lakers have serious talent, and they are better then the other teams, Bernie let them play, and just worry about on the court, an just win the darn game, dantonie wants to install a system, rather then win games
I don't think Bernie would have the best winning percentage in lakers history if he was coach for a couple seasons, but he would be better then dantone
Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:38 PM
Posted January 12, 2013 - 01:47 AM
It happens with all teams when an unwanted coach is let go. It all would've come crashing down just like it has now.
But, he would've been better than D'Antoni. I am still beside myself trying to figure out what the Lakers were thinking picking a coach from an ego standpoint rather than a practical one. Simply idiotic.
Posted January 12, 2013 - 02:01 AM
All bernie showed is that allot of our players have the ability to play well but they are too lazy to or just dont care.
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Posted January 12, 2013 - 06:12 AM
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