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#21 Ham

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Sloan?

Sloan, BShaw, McMillan, JEFF VAN GUNDY, or just keep Bernie..... blabla anyone that preaches both defense and offense really.

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:24 PM

I just don't get how ONLY PHIL can coach this team.


Durant don't need Phil.

LeBron don't need Phil.

Chris Paul don't need Phil.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:34 PM

Durant is not on this team
Lebron is not on this team
Chris Paul is not on this team

Those 3 players have a whopping ONE ring between them.

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:35 PM

What I got from that is that if it wouldn't have been for Dwight, it would've been just between D'Antoni and Mike Dunleavy.

Really, the decision makers on this team have been awful.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:48 PM

jw, did Jim or Jerry ever specifically state whose decision it was to hire MDA?

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:49 PM

jw, did Jim or Jerry ever specifically state whose decision it was to hire MDA?


No but there's been plenty of reports that state it was Jerry Buss.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:51 PM

Durant is not on this team
Lebron is not on this team
Chris Paul is not on this team

Those 3 players have a whopping ONE ring between them.



The point is KOBE doesn't need PHIl...two coaches can't be the problem

Only one could hold a team back in my opinion

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Two coaches who r failures. Brown was fired in Cleveland and D'antoni failed in multiple places yet you don't want the best coach in sports history? Makes perfect sense.

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 10:04 PM

No but there's been plenty of reports that state it was Jerry Buss.


Hm, well unless one of them states it, or there is a very detailed report on it I'm going to stay in the middle on this one.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Jordan never won without Phil either.

Phil knows how to handle talent, manage the egos and get the most out of them. There's no disputing that. So why you'd run over that with someone like D'Antoni instead is still completely beyond me.

It was a en ego play. Jerry and the Lakers brass didn't want to come crawling back to Phil to save them again. So they went the opposite direction of proven success - and now their giant investment is following suit.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Jordan never won without Phil either.

Phil knows how to handle talent, manage the egos and get the most out of them. There's no disputing that. So why you'd run over that with someone like D'Antoni instead is still completely beyond me.

It was a en ego play. Jerry and the Lakers brass didn't want to come crawling back to Phil to save them again. So they went the opposite direction of proven success - and now their giant investment is following suit.



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Posted January 22, 2013 - 10:10 PM

but but phil never won without kobe and jordan.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 10:12 PM

MJ, Kobe, Pippen, Shaq have one ring without PJ

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:03 AM

MJ, Kobe, Pippen, Shaq have no rings without PJ and Pat Riley

LeBron has One ring without those guys...oh yeah never mind Pat was there


But seriously,I HATE D'Antoni and still..we haven't seen Gasol play well until the past week and a half. They have only played together (The Big 4) 12 games.Now Kobe has DEAD legs and needs a BREAK honestly(D'Antoni's fault) and our bench has some problems that aren't entirely due to coaching.

I do think Larry Brown was the PERFECT choice beyond Phil.
Dwight as Ben Wallace
Pau as Rasheed( not as defensive minded, but a comparable talent)
Metta as Prince(I thought Ebanks may be able to fill that role as a rookie Prince)
Kobe as Rip( curls to get open mid -range jumpers FT line extended down)
Nash as Chauncey( hitting Big shots and putting everyone in place)


When we got Mike D, I thought "this clown just got chased out of NY" and his style never won. But then I thought, if Kobe and Dwight was on those teams they would have won.
I also thought, How many times can Phil bail us out?

So at some point we can blame D'Antoni but we can't keep depending on ONE guy, it does become a power struggle for a proud ownership group.

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:06 AM

No but there's been plenty of reports that state it was Jerry Buss.

Maybe he just wants to take one for his son. Typical Father protecting Son treatment.

yo.


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:29 AM

Two coaches who r failures. Brown was fired in Cleveland and D'antoni failed in multiple places yet you don't want the best coach in sports history? Makes perfect sense.


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:30 AM

Maybe he just wants to take one for his son. Typical Father protecting Son treatment.

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Jordan never won without Phil either.

Phil knows how to handle talent, manage the egos and get the most out of them. There's no disputing that. So why you'd run over that with someone like D'Antoni instead is still completely beyond me.

It was a en ego play. Jerry and the Lakers brass didn't want to come crawling back to Phil to save them again. So they went the opposite direction of proven success - and now their giant investment is following suit.

so true yet costly
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Posted January 23, 2013 - 01:12 AM

What pisses me off? Phil wasn't really passed on for basketball reasons. That's BS.

If personal feelings influence your decision making to the point where it hurts your franchise, then maybe you shouldn't be in charge and that's to Jim, Jerry, whoever. It doesn't matter. Grow the eff up.

YOU DON'T PASS ON A MAN WITH ELEVEN RINGS FOR A PROVEN FAILURE OF A COACH.

[expletive].

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 01:40 AM

Ohh it's a deep burn thinking that we could have had PJ for another couple of years. Even if we didn't get anywhere this year, we'd get a full training camp next year... Oh well, I guess we have to try and let it go, and hope D'antoni quits.




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