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#1 MDI

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:45 AM

http://www.usatoday....-staff/2464457/

The Lakers may not be landing the big man they want, but they have landed a new big man coach.

While signs continue to point to free-agent-to-be big man Dwight Howard likely heading to Houston as a free agent next month, a person with knowledge of the situation said Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is adding former Lakers forward Mark Madsen as an assistant coach. Madsen was hired as the head coach of the Lakers' NBA Development League team, the D-Fenders in mid-May, but has received a promotion before his new job truly began. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not yet been announced.

Only D'Antoni's brother, Dan, remains from his 2012-13 staff: assistant Steve Clifford became head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, Darvin Ham took an assistant job in Atlanta, developmental coach Phil Handy took a similar job in Cleveland, and Chuck Person and Bernie Bickerstaff were not retained.

D'Antoni missed out on a few of his higher-profile friends recently, as former Phoenix Suns and Clippers head coach Alvin Gentry joined the Clippers as an assistant under Doc Rivers and former Portland head coach and Team USA colleague Nate McMillan is, according to Yahoo! Sports, joining the Indiana Pacers as an assistant.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:46 AM

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#3 MDI

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:47 AM

i think we're starting clean. Dwight's gone, tank for Wiggins


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:48 AM

Wth is even capable of?!!!! besides dancing every time we score


Edited by Michaelyumm, June 27, 2013 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:49 AM

So we have the mad dog and a bunch of MDA's relatives in the coaching staff.  Nice work MDA.


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:50 AM

No offense to Mark Madsen. For all we know he could become a hell of a coach but man does this upcoming season look like it went to hell in the last few hours. 



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:50 AM

its gonna be 11am and this day already sucks!


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:52 AM

I'm done for today.

Bye.

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:53 AM

This was Pringles plan all along...destroy the Lakers from the inside....


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:54 AM

I'm done for today.

Bye.

You're a mod. You can't be done. 



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:54 AM

really? really?

 

bye 


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:54 AM

Somebody from LG last week said that he knew somebody that has ties with the Lakers and mentioned that Mark was gonna join the coaching staff. I thought he was BSing. I thought Jim Buss doesn't want to hire anybody that's connected to Phil?



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:55 AM

I am all kinds of confuse... What in the H. E. Double Hockey Sticks is going on? No offense to Mark but, OH MY DAMN!!
No Gentry or Shaw...... F it, just hire Chaz or Chad the bartender because half the whole team will need drinks through out this season.
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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:56 AM

This franchise is turning into. Nvm.. Done

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:57 AM

i think we're starting clean. Dwight's gone, tank for Wiggins

 

That's disrespectful to Kobe and a stupid plan. Just fire the damn coach, sign Dwight, and then get someone solid in 2014. It's really not that hard. 



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:58 AM

So when is Slava Medvedenko returning???


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:58 AM

That's disrespectful to Kobe and a stupid plan. Just fire the damn coach, sign Dwight, and then get someone solid in 2014. It's really not that hard. 


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Honestly, either this move is accepting defeat and they've already heard from Dwight's camp that he's going elsewhere or its a stone set for a forward move to fire MDA.  

 

IDK, but to begin the offseason like this me might as well amnesty Kobe and let him rest a year.  Who would want to play under MDA with this coaching staff???


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Somebody from LG last week said that he knew somebody that has ties with the Lakers and mentioned that Mark was gonna join the coaching staff. I thought he was BSing. I thought Jim Buss doesn't want to hire anybody that's connected to Phil?

 

 

The only connection to Phil with Mark Madson is that he was the one carrying Phil's bag during road trips. Thats it.


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Guys now we cant get rid of duhon. We would have the best dancing trio in the history of sports.

 

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