Let's be honest, when you Lakers fans had Mike Brown what did you say?
He manages too much
He calls to many set plays
He needs to just let the players play, they're smart enough without him butting in
He analyzes too much
I hate his constant attempts to adjust! Just put the ball in (players) hands and sit back!
Get out of the way! Just let them play, they don't need you drawing up stuff!
Nash off-ball? Lolwut!? Just play PnR every time!!
Why is Kobe handling the ball!? We got Nash!
Wait Mike Brown insulted the Phoenix offense when Nash was at the helms saying "where were they?"? They won (this and that) shows how much he knows!so what if it never won a championship!? Nash didn't have Kobe! What an idiot! Fire him!
Alright you lost that coach.
Now you got D'antoni and what do we always hear?
Omg this guy doesn't manage enough!
A real coach wouldn't just sit back.
D'antoni doesn't make adjustments!
All D'antoni does is sit back and hope they know what they're doing
He coaches like he doesn't care, call a set play!!!!
All he does is put the ball in Kobe's hands and hope for the best!
Trying to run the Phoenix offense here is stupid! It didn't win a championship in Phoenix!! It's stupid to attempt it here!
Ya'll are freaking hilarious!
That's faulty logic. You're calling me inconsistent because I was upset at the coaching style of two below-average to at best mediocre coaches, and are basically pinning me to pick one of the two. That's not it way it works in the NBA and certainly isn't the way it should work for the greatest basketball franchise of all time.
There's a difference between micromanaging the offense and not having an offense at all. The problem with the Princeton offense was that the learning curve was steep and as a result it wasn't producing in games. Instead Mike Brown forced them to keep playing tightly the system when it was costing the team wins. That's why under Bernie Bickerstaff they played so well, which is not the same style of play as D'Antoni. I had no issue with the Princeton itself, actually, just the way Mike Brown was coaching. See, it is a good idea to give a team with that much talent some degree of flexibility in their offense (which the Triangle, for example, would allow), but that doesn't mean running no offense at all. To your point about Nash, he can play both off ball and in the PnR. They're not mutually exclusive. That's what most people have been asking him to do this whole time. The problem is he's not being aggressive enough to warrant himself as a scoring threat, and that harms his play both off the ball and in the PnR (since teams can just collapse on Howard and Nash then kicks it out for an MWP brick). Also for a so called defensive coach, the Laker defense was pretty damn lousy.
D'Antoni tried to force the 7 seconds or less offense on the team, and it backfired once Nash came back, since he isn't the player he once was and it was better to play through Kobe and have Nash stretch the floor. D'Antoni also isn't using Howard nearly as well as he could be, because he doesn't believe in posting up players and would rather play Jamison or Clark at the 5 instead, not to mention have Pau drift out to the 3 point line.
There's a couple of things that summarize all of this.
1) Mike Brown is a pretty bad coach.
2) D'Antoni is also a pretty bad coach.
3) The Princeton offense is fine once you learn it.
4) The Phoenix offense sucks.
5) The team is better off having Kobe be the primary facilitator, Howard posting up, and Nash being an off ball scoring threat.
6) The Lakers have played no defense all year.
I've been pretty consistent with my feelings towards the Lakers play all season.
Edited by bfc1125roy, April 03, 2013 - 03:35 PM.