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#41 noknife

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Posted April 14, 2019 - 01:50 PM

Ty Lue: to placate LeBron, not because he's a good coach. 

Monty Williams: to make a desperate plea to AD of "Hey.. you worked with him before. Don't you wanna do it again!?"

Nothing to do with the best basketball moves.


Ideally it would be Messina or Hammon and pushing hard for Adrian Griffin as an assistant coach or defensive one.  

But the Lakers aren't making their moves based around the best basketball decisions if Ty Lue and Monty Williams are their two top choices.  We know exactly why it's specifically those two, and 'best basketball decision' isn't the reason for any.
 

 

 

AD allegedly already wants to come here, and is under contract for another season, so it doesn't matter what level of pleading the Lakers do, he isn't coming here unless its in a trade, and he is free to come here of his own accord in free agency in a year, your theory just doesn't hold water when you consider AD currently has no power other than sitting out another season and creating another circus in NO.  Lue is a fine coach, he is by no means a great coach, but he managed to get the Cavs to beat what is consider by many to be one of the greatest teams in NBA history, its no small feat and shouldn't be overlooked, he would be the best all around coach the Lakers have had in a long time.  I agree that getting some like Messina would be the best move, but nobody outside of basketball heads know who he is, and that isn't how the Lakers operate, getting Hammond would be a bold and big move, and I'm all for it, but it won't happen.



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Posted April 14, 2019 - 02:16 PM

I've enjoyed reading about and watching Messina's coaching philosophy, but like I said before, Messina gets multiple head-coaching interviews every year yet no team chooses to ultimately hire him as the head coach.

There has to be something about that.

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Posted April 14, 2019 - 03:42 PM

AD allegedly already wants to come here, and is under contract for another season, so it doesn't matter what level of pleading the Lakers do, he isn't coming here unless its in a trade, and he is free to come here of his own accord in free agency in a year, your theory just doesn't hold water when you consider AD currently has no power other than sitting out another season and creating another circus in NO. Lue is a fine coach, he is by no means a great coach, but he managed to get the Cavs to beat what is consider by many to be one of the greatest teams in NBA history, its no small feat and shouldn't be overlooked, he would be the best all around coach the Lakers have had in a long time. I agree that getting some like Messina would be the best move, but nobody outside of basketball heads know who he is, and that isn't how the Lakers operate, getting Hammond would be a bold and big move, and I'm all for it, but it won't happen.


I mean take it for what it’s worth but the Cavs beating that warriors team was more about them [expletive]in up than Ty Lue being some zen master coach. Hiring him would be a stagnant move. By the time lebrons player option is on the table if we don’t have a ring we gonna be right back here.

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Posted April 14, 2019 - 03:44 PM

I've enjoyed reading about and watching Messina's coaching philosophy, but like I said before, Messina gets multiple head-coaching interviews every year yet no team chooses to ultimately hire him as the head coach.

There has to be something about that.



That doesn’t mean anything really. J Kidd got a shot a dude was horrible. Magic got a shot and was horrible as coach and the list goes on. Plenty people got shots they shouldn’t have when Messina should’ve.

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Posted April 14, 2019 - 04:17 PM

Forget about any of the spurs coaches. LeBron isn’t going to play in a system, and we are just going to end up ridiculously frustrated because of that.
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Posted April 14, 2019 - 04:20 PM

That doesn’t mean anything really. J Kidd got a shot a dude was horrible. Magic got a shot and was horrible as coach and the list goes on. Plenty people got shots they shouldn’t have when Messina should’ve.


Or you can look at it like they did better in interviews than he did

There’s more to head coaching than Xs and Os

Some guys are just flat out better assistants than head coaches. They exist all around the league.
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Posted April 14, 2019 - 04:36 PM

Lakers need a coach that is good with overall player development and allowing guys to simply play their individual games.

Lebron is going to want freedom to operate and maybe the young guys do as well towards an extent.  Luke's system just didn't fit our personnel and his rotations were trash.



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Posted April 14, 2019 - 04:53 PM

Pelinka is actually going through a hiring proccess, it seems. That encouraging.
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Posted April 14, 2019 - 09:42 PM

Ty Lue: to placate LeBron, not because he's a good coach.

Monty Williams: to make a desperate plea to AD of "Hey.. you worked with him before. Don't you wanna do it again!?"

Nothing to do with the best basketball moves.


Ideally it would be Messina or Hammon and pushing hard for Adrian Griffin as an assistant coach or defensive one.

But the Lakers aren't making their moves based around the best basketball decisions if Ty Lue and Monty Williams are their two top choices. We know exactly why it's specifically those two, and 'best basketball decision' isn't the reason for any.

Klutch running the organization. If Lebron has everything he wants no excuses

#50 DanishLakerFan

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Posted April 14, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Hire Sam Hinkie to do the coaching search.



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Posted April 15, 2019 - 07:52 AM

Messina not getting hired is probably because his experience is mostly with euro leagues which imo is ludicrous. I'd definitely give him a shot and see what he could do in the NBA on his own.

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Posted April 15, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Jerry West as a consultant.

Ryan West and Jesse Buss run the scouting department. 

Sam Hinkie as the GM.

Messina as the coach.



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Posted April 16, 2019 - 07:24 AM

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Tyronn Lue is meeting with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka Friday in Los Angeles about the team’s head coaching job that became available when Luke Walton was let go, per sources.

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Posted April 16, 2019 - 08:47 AM

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Posted April 16, 2019 - 09:41 AM

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Sources: Lakers GM Rob Pelinka is meeting Philadelphia assistant coach Monty Williams today to discuss LA’s head coaching job that is open after Luke Walton was let go last week.

9:51 AM - 16 Apr 2019

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Posted April 16, 2019 - 09:44 AM

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Posted April 16, 2019 - 09:47 AM

Klutch running the organization. If Lebron has everything he wants no excuses


Everything he wants? Right now I would say he has nothing that he wants. Playing with often injured, inconsistent youngsters on a team devoid of shooting, with no coach and no front office. Seems good.

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Posted April 16, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Sources: Lakers GM Rob Pelinka is meeting Philadelphia assistant coach Monty Williams today to discuss LA’s head coaching job that is open after Luke Walton was let go last week.

And Lue this Friday

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Posted April 16, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Ty Lue: to placate LeBron, not because he's a good coach. 

Monty Williams: to make a desperate plea to AD of "Hey.. you worked with him before. Don't you wanna do it again!?"

Nothing to do with the best basketball moves.


Ideally it would be Messina or Hammon and pushing hard for Adrian Griffin as an assistant coach or defensive one.  

But the Lakers aren't making their moves based around the best basketball decisions if Ty Lue and Monty Williams are their two top choices.  We know exactly why it's specifically those two, and 'best basketball decision' isn't the reason for any.
 

 

Last thing we need is a rookie coach with a team trying to contend with James. We saw how Blatt fared in a similar situation.

 

A more experienced coach is definitely the right move here. Maybe 2 years ago, Messina or Hammon would have been the right move. But now the stakes are higher. 



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Posted April 16, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Ty Lue: to placate LeBron, not because he's a good coach. 

Monty Williams: to make a desperate plea to AD of "Hey.. you worked with him before. Don't you wanna do it again!?"

Nothing to do with the best basketball moves.


Ideally it would be Messina or Hammon and pushing hard for Adrian Griffin as an assistant coach or defensive one.  

But the Lakers aren't making their moves based around the best basketball decisions if Ty Lue and Monty Williams are their two top choices.  We know exactly why it's specifically those two, and 'best basketball decision' isn't the reason for any.
 

 

Last thing we need is a rookie coach with a team trying to contend with James. We saw how Blatt fared in a similar situation.

 

A more experienced coach is definitely the right move here. Maybe 2 years ago, Messina or Hammon would have been the right move. But now the stakes are higher. 






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