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#25 RedMage138

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

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.

#26 Panthers128

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:48 AM

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.

#27 Kevin Greene

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

This year is no different than any other.
The only acceptable outcome in Laker Land is to win it all.

#28 Anybodyhome

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

The only "D" in Los Angeles will be the one in front of coach's last name......

#29 CarolinaPride5

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

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..

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

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.

#31 Kevin Greene

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

The once 1-4 rudderless Los Angeles Lakers now stand at 5-5 after tonights win over Houston.
New Head Coach Mike D'Antoni has yet to sit on the bench but has been running practices this week.

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Kobe Bryant played like a youngster tonight contributing the Triple double.
All 5 Laker starters were in double figures scoring.
Another huge 28 point, 13 board night for Dwight Howard.

All this and Steve Nash has yet to contribute to the new Lakers.
Things are looking up in LA.

#32 Bwood

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:43 AM

Keep it up Kevin.

It's really hard to follow the Lakers this season with no TWC and a new full time job :(

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

How nice of the Bobcats to let the Lakers catch up

#34 h0llywood

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Keep it up Kevin.

It's really hard to follow the Lakers this season with no TWC and a new full time job :(


Do you have Directv? It's on channel 691

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

Do you have Directv? It's on channel 691


No man...basic cable.

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