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Lakers Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Cowboys&LakersFan, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Numbers921

    Numbers921 Benched

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    Mike Brown's been fired reportedly. :laugh2:

    If only the Cowboys had this kind of accountability.
  2. MegaMagick

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    Bad decision, Brown needed 5 more years to learn how to win with this team.
  3. MegaMagick

    MegaMagick Active Member

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    Maybe we could send Garrett over there to help run the Princeton offense.

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    So jealous. This is how a perennially successful, no-nonsense organization acts. Wish our team would do the same with its lameduck coach.
  5. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Wow I can't believe we fired him five games into the season. Who the hell is gonna be the replacement?
  6. juck

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    Phil Jackson will come back now they he has a stacked team,lord knows he cant coach without an all star team. most overatted coach ever. POP makes him look like a schoolkid. Honestly i think it will be D'antoni. Kobe got his way. They arent panicking eh?:laugh2:
  7. juck

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    :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: I hate that rapist egomaniac lol
  8. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Chuck Person named interim

    After losing four of five games to start the season, the Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday.

    Brown's agent, Warren LeGarie confirmed the firing, saying Brown had informed him of his dismissal. Chuck Person has been named the Lakers' interim coach.

    It is unclear whether the organization will make a run at bringing back Phil Jackson, but two candidates most prominently being discussed as long-term possibilities: Mike D'Antoni and Brian Shaw.

    D'Antoni has been without a job since leaving the New York Knicks in 2011, and Shaw is the top assistant with the Indiana Pacers. The candidacy of Shaw is a dicier proposition, given the acrimony that ensued between the Lakers front office and Shaw after the team chose to replace Jackson with Brown over Shaw.

    USA Today first reported Brown's firing.

    Read more: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--lakers-fire-coach-mike-brown--chuck-person-named-interim.html
  9. MegaMagick

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    If i'm DHoward, i'd rather be in Dallas with Cuban and Carlisle than deal with all of this mess in LA. I also wouldn't want to be stuck playing with a 40+ yr old Nash and a rapidly aging Kobe for the foreseeable future.
  10. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Of course your gonna see that you're a Dallas fan. :laugh2:

    Who's he supposed to play with in Dallas an aging Dirk? Yeah like that's any better than playing with Kobe who is still one of the best in the league.
  11. MegaMagick

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    Collison and Mayo have both recently turned 25 and are forming one of the most lethal back courts in the NBA, if Dirk comes back and shows that he has something left in the tank, i'd rather play with that lineup and have the added stability of a great coach, owner, and GM.
  12. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Collison and Mayo are solid players, but they're not superstars or even All Stars. That's a big if with Dirk. When you have a knee injury that late in your career odds are you never make it all the way back. Kobe Bryant so far is having his best season since 2006. He's playing phenomenal and clearly has at least a few more years of superstar level player. He's averaging 27 points and over 55 percent from the field.

    The Lakers have also shown a great ability to go out and get superstars. In 2014 they're gonna have alot of cap space to go get one. In other words Dwight would get to play with Kobe for a couple of seasons and then in 2014 play with another superstar.
  13. AbeBeta

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    Keep an eye on Shaw, he is a guy that Kobe likes. He'll be attractive as he's trained by Jackson

    But really the #1 choice is Jackson. He's the best coach of the past few decades. If he wants it, the job is his.
  14. crazytown41

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    Good to see Kobe Fraud Bryant get exposed for the ******bag he really is. 1 day after he says he's Mike Brown's biggest supporter, he's gone. :laugh2: :laugh2:

    Cant wait who he throws under the bus next. I'm thinking Dwight...
  15. obadiah_stane

    obadiah_stane New Member

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    I don't care what he says publicly, this has Black Mamba all over it.
  16. jterrell

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    They are All-Stars when they play the Lakers!

    Dallas has a much better team top to bottom than LAL. The Lakers have Dwight, Gasol and an aging shot-loving Kobe who can no longer defend anyone. After that you get 38 year old Nash and then just plain awful.

    Darren Collison is averaging 5 assists for every turnover. If the Lakers had a guy doing that they'd be 4-1.

    Rick Carlisle is a great coach whereas you have had crap coaching from Brown. Dallas is winning minus Dirk and Marion. LAL gets Howard back to start the season and still can't win games early.

    The things I stated months ago are happening. Because it isn't complicated, it is just basketball.

    Kobe is the biggest issue in LA right now. He wants to win, as the superstar, or fire everyone except him until he can.

    There is a reason MJ didn't retire a Bull.
  17. jterrell

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    The Princeton offense is designed largely to keep a less athletic non PG team in games.

    Sacto tweaked it to run it through Webber and Divac because they had point forward passing abilities and Bibby was really most effective as a catch and shoot 3 point artist.

    Washington ran it largely because Arenas wasn't a real point guard. I can't pretend to have seen them enough to know their quirks with it.

    If you have Steve Blake at PG this may make some sense. But Steve Nash has over a decade in this league proving he is terrible unless he can run. He is one of the most skilled players in NBA history. He can pass, shoot and dribble as well as anyone.

    But again the bigger problem is this offense requires you to really play defense. And the Lakers have too many defensive liabilities.

    The Lakers could steal the 2011 Mavs blueprint and be very, very good. Lots of zone defense anchored by Dwight. Lots of iso plays for Gasol. Some outside shooting by Kobe. Some penetration plays on isolations from Nash.
  18. juck

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    ESPN is reporting Bernie Bickerstaff could also be the interim HC.

    a guy that might not be a bad choice for LA is Sloan. Probably the best pick and roll coach ever with Stockton and Malone.
  20. RoyTheHammer

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    So much for not panicking..


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