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Kevin Greene, November 10, 2012
Posted November 12, 2012
Ron Burgundy is back!
I agree with KT's post...Phil doesn't need to come back, nothing left to gain or prove.
There's enough talent on this team that most of us could be successful at Head Coach!
Honestly I'm bummed it's not Phil, but if the demands that he wanted personnel control are true I'm glad it's not Phil....
Man, between Dantoni, Nash, and Jamison, the lakers have 3 guys I actually want to see succeed.
I dont like this, they need to bring back Sasha Vujacic and his stupid face
D'Antoni was the right choice. His system fits that team better than the triangle. In the triangle, Nash becomes a spot up shooter a la Steve Kerr. Wasn't that one of the biggest problems with the Princeton offense? You sign one of the best offensive PGs of all time and then relegate him to being a spot up shooter. Yep, that makes sense.
Had Nash had someone like Howard who could run and actually protect the rim in Phoenix, instead of whatever revolving door they could piece together at center and a washed up Shaq, that team probably wins a championship.
I doubt we see anything as fast paced as the Seven Seconds or Less Suns but this was the right move. D'Antoni is a players coach and with a team of veterans, like the Lakers, that's the best fit.
Posted November 13, 2012
Lakers will look really foolish if this doesn't work out and by doesn't work out I mean if they don't win it all. The media will have a field day every time they struggle and suggest they should've went with Phil Jackson.
D'Antoni teams don't play defense and can't win championships. That's what all the critics say. Media is going to destroy the Lakers.
This year is no different than any other.
The only acceptable outcome in Laker Land is to win it all.
The only "D" in Los Angeles will be the one in front of coach's last name......
Posted November 14, 2012
Actually D'Antoni isn't as bad definesivly that people seem to think. He's always been coaching players like Nash, Melo', & Amare who are terrible on defense.
He's never had players like Kobe, Metta and def. not Dwight..
Yeah I think D'Antoni has ranked 20th in pace adjusted defensive efficiency over his coaching tenure. Not great, but not too awful for the personnel he had.