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#21 Majesty

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Can we bring back Mike Brown? At least that guy over-coached, MDA barely coaches at all.


If we lose under over-coaching

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If we lose under under-coaching

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At the end of the day I think people only care about the results.

If Mike D'antoni was on the sidelines juggling, riding a unicycle in a one piece while Bernie and Eddie Jordan tap danced on both sides of him and the Lakers got 20 straight wins during this span I'm sure the fans would say to continue doing that :)
 

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:46 PM

Let's all face it: Bernie was the best coach we had all season.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:47 PM


The second I heard D'Antoni was chosen (and especially over Phil) I knew this season and team was shot until he goes. The guy is an absolute cancer.


I don't like MDA as well, but calling him a cancer is a little harsh Fido.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:49 PM

Hiring MDA over Phil will go down as one of the all-time front office blunders in league history.  He's a joke.  You think he has the respect of the players?



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:09 PM

I don't like MDA as well, but calling him a cancer is a little harsh Fido.

It's really not that much of a stretch, tbh. Everywhere he leaves the team ends up better off.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Not harsh at all, the guy destroys teams.  He got lucky in Phoenix, catching a team that had good timing.  Anyone could've coached that team to success at that time.  He has no idea how to handle a big market team, New York proved that.  The Lakers should've seen it, but they let ego get in the way and didn't want to bring in Phil to save them again.



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Not harsh at all, the guy destroys teams.  He got lucky in Phoenix, catching a team that had good timing.  Anyone could've coached that team to success at that time.  He has no idea how to handle a big market team, New York proved that.  The Lakers should've seen it, but they let ego get in the way and didn't want to bring in Phil to save them again.

 

Could not be more correct.  Caught lightning in a bottle with Phoenix, still didn't win jack, has been a complete failure everywhere else.



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 08:38 AM

they would have been under potatoe head


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 08:44 AM

MDA's speaking the dam truth! Too bad he's not the one to coach this squad to such heights. 


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 09:32 AM


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 09:44 AM

Since the Memphis game I will say that the Lakers have played pretty well. They've won probably about 75% of their games when not playing on the second night of a back to back, with most of those losses coming to good teams on the road. That said, I'm not sure that D'Antoni had anything to do with it. He doesn't have Kobe's respect; he can't even stand up to Kobe enough to get Kobe to rest when he needs it.

 

At the start of the season the consensus was that the Lakers could be a title contender IF they were all healthy. Well, the only person even remotely close to healthy all year has been Kobe and the 7th and 8th players on their bench (Meeks and Jamison). I'm guessing that if the Lakers stayed healthy all year long (and that means Dwight being at 100%) they would be a top 4 team, battling with the Clippers, Denver, and Memphis. I think if the entire team came back healthy (again, Dwight getting an entire offseason to heal and train), they would be a top 4 team even dealing with injuries here and there (i.e. no season ending injuries).

 

That said I don't think D'Antoni is a championship coach. He's great for a small market team with limited funds, but he won't ever work in LA. I hope the front office recognizes this and moves on at the end of this season, but I'm guessing he'll be given another year unless Dwight and Kobe speak up.



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Posted April 08, 2013 - 10:31 AM

The Lakers pulled the trigger too quickly when they fired Mike Brown, what if Jim Buss had waited two more weeks? I think Mike Brown is way better than MDA, the offense he was trying to establish was really complex and it was needed more time to click.


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Every game, Bernie Bickerstaff silently laughs at his superior Laker coaching (record, ability, whatever you will) to any one named Mike.


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Yes, he is right we should be a top 4 seed,but with your coaching that's not going to happen (along with lack of depth)

 

not going to give up on this team, because of Kobe Bryant, but he can do only so much 


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 11:13 AM

The Lakers pull the trigger too quickly when they fired Mike Brown, what if Jim Buss had waited two more weeks? I think Mike Brown is way better than MDA, the offense he was trying to establish was really complex and it was needed more time to click.

no....they are both [expletive]ty coaches



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Not a top-4 team.

They aren't scoring 115+ consistently.
 

Trade for Austin Rivers, say, Hill & Johnson. 


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 01:14 AM

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 05:55 AM

This guy.... And you should a 99 cent store clerk.... No disrespect to the workers there. He is an absolute f'n joke.
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