...the conversation wasn't even that long....and probably had nothing to do with the Lakers roster in particular! Sloan more than likely said: "You want me to leave my peaceful retired life and John Deer tractor in Illinois to coach these modern day NBA numbnuts who have less basketball brains than a turnip? Have you lost your **********mind?" (substance used for clothing and comes from the deep south in most instances) Phone clicks. End of conversation.
Originally Posted by Gameface
11-12-2012 03:34 PM
What are Phil Jackson's medical issues? Something with his back, right? That's why he sat in that special chair. I'm just trying to figure out why he was putting so many strictures on his work load. Was he going to coach for 1/2 price if they met his demands?
Anyway, I think they'll be alright with Mike D. Systems can be tweaked. Just giving the Lakers a little more offensive ad-libbing will do wonders.
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Heard one insider guy reporting for Ireland and Mason show of ESPN LA that PJ was ready to accept the job and Buss family and Kupchak were fast signing the deal with D'Antoni.
I'm only a little surprised that they hired D'Antoni as opposed to negotiating more with Phil Jackson. I honestly think that if Phil were less of an ******* he would have been hired back. Jim Buss ultimately wanted no part of the inevitable power struggle that would result from bringing back Phil. Now if they weren't going to hire Phil, I think D'Antoni is a good choice due to having relationships with Nash, Kobe, and Dwight. That alone will help everyone buy into what D'Antoni wants to do and ensure that the team puts forth a great effort. When you have as much talent at the top as the Lakers have, if the effort is there, they'll be a tough team.
So is Brian Shaw really pissed now or what?
He's also ticked. He thought it was his job to accept or decline.
Originally Posted by kennykyle
As opposed to Jackson he wanted absolutely nothing to do with personnel and that is why the Busses went another direction.
Gobert has a serious defensive gravity.
I am not surprised at all. Are they going to win it all with him? You bet not. No coach on earth would win with that team, sorry it is beyond coach's ability to make that mess a winning team in playoffs. So D'Antoni, Sloan or Jackson would not matter, they are not winning it, period.
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Arash Markazi: Magic Johnson: "I love the Lakers but I feel they have made two critical mistakes in hiring Mike Brown and hiring Mike D'Antoni." Twitter @ArashMarkazi
Arash Markazi: Magic Johnson: "I love Dr. Buss but I don't believe in Jim Buss." Twitter @ArashMarkazi
Magic Johnson: My mother always taught me that if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Twitter
Seeing the above posts, I don't think Magic listened closely enough to his mother.
...the bottom line is this: IF Nash can stay healthy, the Lakers will score a ton of points and win 50 games. IF Nash is out for most of the season.......the Lakers could lose close to 50 games, certainly 40!