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#1 magicbalala245

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 02:29 PM

Can't embed the video but here is the link to it

 

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 02:36 PM

Best part of the video was when he said "Sources indicate that Mike D'Antoni will not be back as the Lakers head coach next season."

 

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 02:45 PM

Byron was the guy I wanted after Phil but obviously he was in Cleveland, now that he's avail why not?


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 02:54 PM

I am not against bringing in Byron Scott, any coaching change would be positive, but I am a little indifferent to Byron Scott as the 'main choice'.



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 02:54 PM

Byron is the only re-tread coach I'd like to see.

He also mentored Kobe when he came into the league. For Kobe's last two years someone with ties to Kobe and the Lakers is highly likely.

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 02:56 PM

I am not against bringing in Byron Scott, any coaching change would be positive, but I am a little indifferent to Byron Scott as the 'main choice'.


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:11 PM

I am not against bringing in Byron Scott, any coaching change would be positive, but I am a little indifferent to Byron Scott as the 'main choice'.

That's what everyone said when we wanted Mike Brown fired. :laughing:


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:14 PM

i like him...certainly better than mike

 

would be happy with this hire, not just content


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:14 PM

Not me. No idea why Brown's leash was so short but D'Antoni's is endless.

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:17 PM

Why would we need to lure Irving? He's not a free agent

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:25 PM

Brown's leash was short because we had Superstars and they weren't only losing but getting blowned out, and RAN off the court by teams with far less talent.

 

 

We were literally an awful team, more akin to this year's Knicks. When he left, we looked kind of like this year's Nets.

 

 

This season, there is no framework to be laid, the coach did not do a good job, but no coach could have, not with  teams still not treating us like the Bucks or even Suns



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:25 PM

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:37 PM

Not me. No idea why Brown's leash was so short but D'Antoni's is endless.


because the second choice always has to last longer than the first.     They were trying to rush to success cause of Buss's health and made a stupid decision, even Mitch admits it.  

 

If Mike Brown was given the faith that Jason Kidd was given through the injuries we likely aren't even having this discussion right now.  


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 04:00 PM


because the second choice always has to last longer than the first.  

 

There might be a scientific fact in that statement lol.



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 04:00 PM

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Byron is a pat Riley guy. Aside from.phil, Riley is a guy fans are comfortable with.

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 05:32 PM

I'm ok w/ Byron if it means attracting players like Kyrie

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Posted April 25, 2014 - 05:34 PM

Byron is a pat Riley guy. Aside from.phil, Riley is a guy fans are comfortable with.


Sadly the team really may not be.


Let's not forget that Brown's methods were very similar to Riley in terms of running the team at practice and running the heck out of them pushing them in 2 a days and 3 a days just like Pat Riley does.   Byron Scott is the exact same way and if fans had a problem with that they'd likely have a problem with Byron especially if the team continues its struggles. 


The question really isn't if Byron is a better coach than D'antoni, it's if he's better than D'antoni how many more wins can he give us with his coaching and his style.  

Because if we're improving at coach I'd like to have(if possible) a coach that could take us from 2nd to last in the West, to a 7th or 8th seed)  rather than a coach that would take us from 2nd to last in the West to 4th to last in the West. 

Is Byron that guy? I'm not sure.  He doesn't do that good with rebuilds and he has a tendency to lose locker rooms when the team goes through struggles so really him and Brown are near the same in terms of that.  Byron is just more hard nosed but the result is almost essentially the same.  Brown's the better defensive coach so the question is how much better does Scott make us?  If it's marginal he probably should be the last resort.    

He'd be hired based on familiarity only and do we really want to go that route? 


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 06:10 PM

What's funny is Byron Scott got burned out on Riley's style (as most of the Showtime Lakers eventually did) leading to Riley's departure.  Yet when Byron started coaching he coached in the same "no b.s." style.  It worked, getting his teams success, but his players also burned out on his hard-nosed edge.  It's something Kobe also plays by, which is why he and Byron got along so well.  It's a style that younger players and players without experience in winning need in order to get them to the next level.

 

It may not be a decade long kind of style, but right now, it's perfect for where the Lakers are, and a great way to send Kobe off into the sunset.



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Byron Scott is the Brian Shaw we passed up on, but even better. Now is the time to amend past mistakes, and right the ship.






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