D'Antoni and the Lakers

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  1. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    Are you guys surprised by this hire?
     
  2. jazzyapma

    jazzyapma Well-Known Member

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    I'm not. Lakers are dumb.
     
  3. Brown Notes

    Brown Notes Well-Known Member

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    That team was tailor made for Sloan. Poor 3pt shooting, Center used to having the ball funneled inside, defensive specialist at SF, HOF players at PG & PF, and a bunch of scrubs to coach up as role players. Those people are idiots. Thank goodness.
     
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  4. WhiskyPriest

    WhiskyPriest Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think that the Lakers had the three point shooting for the "seven seconds or less" offense. However, the offense should run through Steve Nash, now. That's a good thing for them.
     
  5. Hartsock

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    This is going to be a disaster. I love it.
     
  6. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    LOL....

    I don't think it really matters who coaches them. They're to old, slow, no 3 pt shooting, and no bench.

    I hope D'Antoni installs his offense. Nash will run down the court, see he's playing 1 on 5, and notice that his 4 teammates are still struggling with their walkers and wheelchairs to cross the half court line... Of course, who knows if Nash is ever really going to play this year? He's not exactly off to a great start. Perhaps this is finally the year where Nash's wheels fall off?

    Lakers don't have the horses or the 3 point shooting to run that offense ala the Suns a few years back. Of course, anything will be an upgrade over whatever they were trying to run before. I also have a feeling that those players will probably play harder under D'Antoni. It really seemed like they were trying to get Brown fired. I've never seen the Lakers roll over so easily and quickly in Salt Lake.
     
  7. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones In pursuit of #9 Contributor

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    I am just really puzzled by the D'Antoni hire for the Lakers. It's like Phil was just like, uhhhh, no thanks.
     
  8. Hartsock

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    I think they were planning on Phil jumping at it and were like "oh ****, now what"
     
  9. HipHopAnonymous

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    I think Phil didn't want to do road trips or all the practices. "Hey if I can just show up for the home game I'm in"
     
  10. Brown Notes

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    I saw that too. Probably combined with his underwhelming final season made their decision easier. IMO they still should have gone after Sloan. Maybe he turned them down.
     
  11. Gameface

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    Jerry Buss: "Sloan, how's it been? I'm sure you've heard the news about our coach..."
    Sloan: "Yeah, you fired him five games into the season."
    JB: "Yes, well, right... It just wasn't a good fit and we all knew it."
    Sloan: "Hard to say 5 games into the season with your starting point guard out."
    JB: "Well, we weren't headed in the direction we wanted to be..."
    Slaon: "...five game into the season."
    JB: "Okay, right. So, the reason I'm calling. We'd love to hear your thoughts on what you'd do with this team. We've always had a massive amount of respect for you, what you did in Utah and the kind of player and coach you are. Simply one of the best there has ever been."
    Slaon: "Mr. Buss."
    JB: "Yes"
    Sloan: "I hate the Lakers. Goodbye" click

    I'd like to think it went something like that.
     
  12. TheSilencer1313

    TheSilencer1313 Well-Known Member

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    Leave it up to Gameface to give me my laugh of the day.
     
  13. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    D'antoni seems like a terrible fit to me. They are a slow ass team.
     
  14. memo is money

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    I think, coach D'Antoni is the second best fit among candidates... I was listening some local sport radio shows on air in LA just after coach Brown had been fired. Faker fans think that LA should be scoring much more and there should be a "show" on the basketball court, which was definitely missing w/ Brown anchoring the team.

    PJ is the fan fave. but do not think he will coach again, despite the fact that this Lakers team is built to win "now", which Jackson is great at. Kobe

    Kobe has a great respect for coach D'Antoni btw.
     
  15. carolinajazz

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    ....I hate being right all the time but this is what I said in the other thread: "Won't be Sloan, won't be Jackson........"That leaves the Suns old coach. He could do the job and fit as well as any coach could possibly fit....if Nash can get healthy and stay healthy."
     
  16. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    So glad they went with D'antoni.
     
  17. Gameface

    Gameface Fire Controlman

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    Makes me feel better about having Nash, if he gets healthy.
     
  18. spycam1

    spycam1 Well-Known Member

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    The Lakers will be better now, but still not great for reasons already stated. However, one thing no one has mentioned is how bad Mike's teams are defensively. LA has already been one of the worst defensive teams this year and that's not going to change with D'Antoni.

    This is funny.
     
  19. Hartsock

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    Add a few more F words and you are spot on.
     
  20. carolinajazz

    carolinajazz Well-Known Member

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    ....he had bad defensive teams because he had no defensive players. If and when Howard gets back to full strength, he can make up for the fact that Nash is as bad as can be in staying in front of his man, possibly worse than my Dad.....who's been dead for almost a year now!
     

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