To date, all Lakers fans are being embarrassed seeing a team that has the potential to be at least among the top 8, losing to teams whose payrolls are less than half.
It makes no sense arrive disqualified for the playoffs to the All Star Break, with a manager who could not create chemistry between the players. Bickerstaff showed that could convincingly play with this team, however the "inelegant" Dántony hiring, surprised everyone and began the dismantling of what had begun Bickerstaff.
He has been stubborn, insistent to the point of giving up Pau Gasol and relegate him to be a simple player even when it should stimulate him to play with the claws of a Garnett or Bryant. It has failed to stimulate Howard looks more worried for everything but for the team. He want that a team without players with skills to finish a fast break, play that style. Who has seen Artest run side by side for dunk the ball? ... Who says Darious Morris could finish a fastbreak like Kobe? ... No one except Kobe or Howard can run the floor on a fastbreak ... But D'antony insists ...
Along the way we go, with the hasty and stubborn way to handle the team, we will end without playoffs, without Pau Gasol, without Howard and hopefully without coach.
D `antony should resign. It's nothing to get ya. The team is poised to miss the playoffs and he doesnt have to be there for that.
Bickertsaff, should spend the rest of the season as interim manager before looking for someone else ... Let's give him a chance to a guy that gave us a nice breathe in a hard moment, and kick out to whom have become us clowns for the past months.
It would be great if they could just fire him and be done with it...But we all know it's not that easy. And we also know that the honorable thing to do would be to walk away.....D'Antoni is no fool, He's not going to walk away fom millions of dollars and besides his agent wouldn't let him even if he wanted to.
So what to do?
The Lakers need to admit fault and come to a amicable settlement for him to walk away, Much like what Phoenix just did with Alvin Gentry. Then allow Bickerstaff to finish season and conduct a proper coaching search. The media will kill the Lakers for it, But in the long run this is what needs to happen.
Last edited by midwestlaker75; 01-22-2013 at 06:01 PM.
Just offer him a severance bonus and have him resign from his contract. Save some face or what little Jim Buss and management has left after it has been blown off of its skull by this pathetic excuse of a "superteam".
All I know is he needs to go NOW. I don't care how. Pay him the rest of his contract but just get rid of him. I've had enough. Getting a new coach this late into the season isn't ideal but I'd rather take that risk instead of standing pat and watching them play on like this. I mean seriously, I haven't seen ANY kind of improvement since D'Antoni took over and to be honest, I don't see them turning it around under that clueless idio... I'm sorry... 'offensive genius'.
The saddest part is, that many of us knew D'Antoni wasn't the right coach for this team. Didn't expect them to be THIS bad though.