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Jerry West: Criticism of Mike D'Antoni is 'grossly unfair'


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#1 emplay

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Hey all,

 

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 12:47 PM

And who does Mr. West work for these days?  I am sure he would prefer that the Lakers grant the Moron Coach every possible opportunity to show what he can do, over an extended period of time.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 01:07 PM

Jerry made some great points about the series itself and certain elements within the Laker team, but as far as MDA goes, can't agree with him too much there.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 02:03 PM

If you know Jerry West - or anything about Jerry West - you know he's not saying anything but what he felt.

 

As far as MDA - he was the coach of a team that won 70% of their games for about half a season despite major injuries.

 


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 02:06 PM

^ The majority of that credit goes to Kobe for willing us to so many wins along with some other factors, which usually didn't include MDA's direct stamp.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 02:10 PM

Well the players play - you have to give the bulk of the blame to the players and the bulk of the credit to the players.

 

But really it was Dwight's health that was the difference.  Kobe was video-game good the first month or two offensively when the team struggled - it's Dwight finally getting into shape (by his own admission) that was the difference.


You're subjectively blaming the coach when he has a small part of what actually happens.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 01:07 PM

I don't think it's just us blaming the coach, injuries have obviously played a major role with the Lakers deficiencies this season. My beef with D'Antoni is really his attitude. "We're just not that good"..."Kobe's a fan right now"...admitting the team isn't built for his offense. Obviously, it ultimately comes down to the players and how they perform but I just don't get a sense of a team that believes in what they're doing and that comes down to the coach right? Players gotta believe in the overall scheme to perform it well. I thought this was a mistake from the start in hiring Mike. But like Mike said we are "just fans" so what do we really know?? lol just thought id give my 2 cents.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 01:10 PM

results are results - and D'Antoni got them as part of the Lakers.  Whether that had anything to do with him or not is subjective.

 

You not liking him is subjective - I can't speak against that either.

 

The 28-12 record despite major injuries in that stretch says a lot about actual performance - and I don't separate coach from the good and only assign the bad


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 07:29 AM

The amount of injuries is directly attributable to MDA and his lack of coaching.  Too many minutes, short rotation, blah blah.  MDA is trash and as soon as the Lakers jettison the bum, they are automatically better.



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Posted April 26, 2013 - 07:54 AM

It is unfair to criticize MDT. You fans are such  :ranting:  meanies


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