* Brings back the system this team was built for and is a proven winner.
He was never a huge reason we won. Hes not Thibodeaux who had specific schemes and strategies that were tremendous defensively. Shaw played a part he was never an integral part of why we won. We all saw what happend when Kurt Rambis tried to coach outside of LA. It didnt work
* He brings enough championship experience on and off the court to make people listen to his viewpoint.
Ok I agree with you here. But my biggest gripe is X's and O's does he have enough know hows to help us play at an elite level given the tools? Im gonna lean towards No for now. He has potential to be a great head coach but hes just not there right now as of 2013 thats my point.
* Has far more experience coaching in pressure situations, regular season and in playoff situations than most coaches o;ut there.
Hes never been a head coach as a Los Angeles Laker. Its one thing to be a head coach its another to be one of the Lakers with Kobe, Gasol, Nash and Howard.
* He bring provenance to the team, where Brown, D;Antoni and most other don't . If he tells Kobe he needs to sit, Kobe is much more likely to listen.
IF he cant help David West/Roy Hibbert succeed vs the weak Heat frontline how can he help the Laker bigs?
Hibbert/West play well together, they can both post up, they have better midrange/outside games than our bigs and yet both West/Hibbert have been unable to out play Miami's much smaller frontline (And Bosh didnt even play the last 4 games of the 2012 series vs IND).
The Pacers had much better 3 point shooters and PGs over the last 2 years than the Lakers...Granger, Paul George, George Hill, Stephenson and yet they couldnt' figure out how to make the bigs work. Indy had the PGs/ballhandling in Darren Collison, George Hill and DJ Augustin, the 3 point shooters in Danny Granger, Paul George to alleviate the congestion inside...and yet they still couldn't outplay the Heat frontline for 2 consecutive playoff series.
The triangle offense wizardy, the ability to make post players work this is what Shaw brings and known for, if hes unable to help West/Hibbert figure it out while being given adequate outside help and could not succeed in playoffs vs a much weaker Heat frontline (Which had Bosh missing in 2012 last 4gms mind you!), how can we trust him with Gasol and Howard vs a much tougher frontlines out here in the West?
* He has learned how to manage egos from one of the masters of the trade.
Alright I'll give you this one
* He knows what it takes to win in this market and with the pressure of a major market.
He has knowledge of the pressure but does that translate to helping us succeed? Im not sure
* Works well with the press and has learned how to keep the press out of the Lakers' / locker room's business.
Right and the press are so interested in the Pacers that Shaw does a great job keeping them out Lol nobody gives a rip about Indy
* He forges confidence in younger players along with having enough oomph behind him to make veteran players want to play for him and listen.
Alright I give you this one. He is passionate about what he does
For me it basically comes down to this. Does Shaw have the flexibility and X's and O's to help us win out West? The answer is no. He has the personality to get respect, he knows the history of Lakers and takes being part of an organization with pride but if it doesnt help our chances with the know how to make adjustments, then I dont want him.
Edited by MDI, June 13, 2013 - 06:38 PM.