Ok do not get pissed but it appears that Carmelo & Lebron want to play together per SAS. LA holding out on hiring a coach because they want to see if they can get the pair to come to LA (how with Kobe on their books). Melo pretty much endorsed the hiring of Mark Jackson with his statement he would love to play for Mark Jackson. Phil went with rookie coach Derek Fisher now scrambling to try to get Melo to stay. Should Phil have went with Mark as coach to keep Melo and possibly draw Lebron in light of Lebron and Melo wanting to play together or just roll the dice to try and get Melo to stay. If Melo walks and we get no compensation will Phil be able to recruit stars here for 2015? Or will his five years here be a rebuilding period with no expectation of winning a championship. Personally I would prefer a big two with Gasol and Melo with solid role players and bench than Melo and Lebron.