When did he do better than Mike Brown? You say it was when he "got his legs under him" with this team? Brown had five games to "get his legs under him" and didn't have a chance.
D'Antoni started to see success when:
1) he began playing Kobe FAR too much
2) Dwight was nearing full health
Explain the adjustments he made.
Here, I will...
1) He benched Pau Gasol just days after he started coaching the team.
2) He was forced to play Earl Clark, who would have never gotten minutes if it wans't for Gasol's injury.
3) He stuck Darius Morris on the bench and decided he was not good enough, offensively, to log a single minute.
4) He flip-flopped with Jodie Meeks, and at one point, didn't play him at all.
5) He moved Kobe up to the three, then played him as a four (PF) against the Warriors, at one point.
6) He forced the Phoenix "run-and-gun" offense for quite some time, until Steve Nash had to admit it wasn't working, stating that he needed to become more of a shooter. Days later, MDA admits it wasn't working.
7) He plays Jamison in three different positions on the court.
8) Moves Ron from the perimeter to the post, for a couple of games, then back out and STATES that Ron Artest needs to shoot all of his wide-open shots...despite already being the SECOND SCORING OPTION on this team, taking more shots than anyone not named Kobe.
9) Rarely says anything about the P&R, and we barely see any instance of it in our offensive schemes, even when we break the offense.
10) Plays a 25-year old Earl Clark for 11 minutes against an older Spurs team that he DESTROYED with 22/13 back in January, when he was actually incorporated into this offense.
Many more "adjustments" he has made, and all of them are dreadful.
Coaches aren't in the NBA unless they are credible? We aren't comparing him to a high school coach. We are comparing him to other NBA coaches.
No, you don't remember that, because a Suns team with Shaq never beat the Lakers. The Phoenix Shaq was 0-3 against us.
1. I think Pau was hurt when he started the season or shortly thereafter. he was NOt the player I see today. Even in the post, his balance was horrible
2.Stuck with Earl Clark, a scrub every way he has played, when he saw he could produce
3.Didn't like that move or how many minutes he played any of our starters-In that sense he was bad
4.Again, didn't like the way he benched capable players. Didn't like it Ny. That absolutely sucked. He cost us a few games with those decisions. But no more than a few
5.I saw the Clippers play Crawford and Barnes at he 3/4 in a playoff game against the Grizz and they won. The league is moving into a smaller situation and that was unfortunately our best defensive 3/4, due to Jamison's horrible defense and Gasol being out.
6. Yup I agree, we had the most talent and wanted to play a gimmicky style, without Nash at one point and even with Nash, it was a horrible way to play and didn't work, to me that didn't last THAT long. The team was changing so mucvh, especially from mid-December to mid-January that it is a blur.
7. Jamison was benched and sometimes he plays soft, I can't blame MDA for Jamison playing soft, but I don't get why he was benched as I stated earlier
*. I think Ron doesn't fit but who do we have, especially when Hill and Pau was out, and Ebanks I guess sucks worse than ever
9.earl Clark did that WITh Kobe on the floor. He isn't going to do that again, but I get it
He is far from a perfect coach , but you know what, everything I said is true
He isn't a bum. Period.
He is an NBA coach for over a decade with international experience at the highest level.
Played at the lowest level.
I think we ( you, me and Lakers fans), we know our team better than him. We have seen Kobe and Pau, and we know what their strengths and weakness are. We have seen Metta. So we know what he does. We knew those three , could not play on a fast team. He probably didn't know.
He was actually coaching his team next year not paying attention to us( he did a horrible job last season coaching as well)
I'm not saying he is great, he is just a decent enough NBA coach.
I thought mike Brown just lost the respect of the team
I mean losing ALL of your pre-season games and then getting blown off the floor 3 times and your only win was against the worst team in the league at the time.
How many times was the TRIANGLE just Mj or Kobe iso?
So I don't put too much stock into player's going away from schemes or philosophies of the coach.