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LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 01:39 PM
http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/shaun_powell/06/25/jackson/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

They are saying Byron scott would be a good replacement if he retired or they can go in house with Shaw. Wouln't you want to atleast TRY to get a Mike Brown that would know how to deal with a top 2 player or a big name guy like duke Coach K??

Just a thought...

slack_justin
06-26-2010, 02:12 PM
Does it really matter? With that team i could be the coach.

R_O_W_E
06-26-2010, 02:19 PM
http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/shaun_powell/06/25/jackson/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

They are saying Byron scott would be a good replacement if he retired or they can go in house with Shaw. Wouln't you want to atleast TRY to get a Mike Brown that would know how to deal with a top 2 player or a big name guy like duke Coach K??

Just a thought...

:laugh2:


If Phil leaves, LA will give Byron Scott a shot. The guy who probably will end up in LA eventually at some point will be Mike D'Antoni. Everybody knows about Kobe & D'Antoni's relationship.

97NYer
06-26-2010, 02:29 PM
:laugh2:


If Phil leaves, LA will give Byron Scott a shot. The guy who probably will end up in LA eventually at some point will be Mike D'Antoni. Everybody knows about Kobe & D'Antoni's relationship.

? What about us..

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-26-2010, 02:33 PM
Shaw will take over when PJ retires

R_O_W_E
06-26-2010, 02:34 PM
? What about us..

Why does D'Antoni stay in New York without LeBron?:eyebrow:

You gotta think about that.

If New York cant get LeBron/Bosh, he is making $6 Million coaching a dead end team.

Chacarron
06-26-2010, 02:35 PM
Mike Brown...:facepalm: :laugh:

xabial
06-26-2010, 02:38 PM
Someone who can utilize the Triangle offense properly.

MU and UW Fan
06-26-2010, 02:43 PM
Mike Brown and Coach K? Really? Coach K already rejected the Lakers once and he's not leaving Duke. Mike Brown is just a bad coach plain and simple. It will either be Byron Scott or Brian Shaw. Also wouldn't mind if somehow Kurt Rambis would leave Minnesota after one year to come back, but most likely Scott or Shaw

DerekRE_3
06-26-2010, 02:44 PM
I'd go Byron Scott.

Sadds The Gr8
06-26-2010, 02:45 PM
Does it really matter? With that team i could be the coach.

same

ItsTheLastAce
06-26-2010, 03:21 PM
Lakers will go in house and go with Shaw.

Human FlameShld
06-26-2010, 03:31 PM
Brian Shaw assistant coach of the Lakers....and I'd give Izzo a call.

Lake_Show2416
06-26-2010, 03:34 PM
he's not retiring this year. i think he's just talking retirement for Dr. Buss to actually pay him the money he deserves, but if he were to retire my 1st choice for coach would be pat riley..
i hope we would be able to steal him away.. after Riley its a short list

1. Pat Riley
2. Coach K (unlikely to ever leave duke)
3. Rick Adelman
4. Doc (also very unlikely)
possibly Byron Scott if nothing else

they aren't FA coaches but i still believe we could make a run at them

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 04:02 PM
Mike Brown...:facepalm: :laugh:

So a coach that has a coach of the year award, 272-138 record, 42-29 playoff record, got his team to the finals is that bad of a look? look at the cavs b4 he got there please

hotpotato1092
06-26-2010, 04:12 PM
I'm sure they'll court coach K again, this time they have a championship roster to give him. Assuming he says no, my guess is they promote Shaw or go after an established coach like Jeff Van Gundy, or try to pry a top coach from a different team like Nate McMillian.

nikeking711
06-26-2010, 04:13 PM
Izzooooooooooo

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 04:13 PM
Yeah he had lebron blah blah, Paul Silas had lebron for 2 years and he didnt do anything close to what mike brown did?

The nba, coaching has a lot to do with it! and its hard to be coach of the year!
Phil Jackson only won coach of the year 1 time!!

badboyhoward
06-26-2010, 04:19 PM
i say Byron Scott. he's a laker and he knows the buss family.

magichatnumber9
06-26-2010, 04:25 PM
Shaw seems like the obvious pick to me

Chacarron
06-26-2010, 04:27 PM
So a coach that has a coach of the year award, 272-138 record, 42-29 playoff record, got his team to the finals is that bad of a look? look at the cavs b4 he got there please

Look at the Cavs before LEBRON got there please.

foonaka
06-26-2010, 04:29 PM
:laugh2:


The guy who probably will end up in LA eventually at some point will be Mike D'Antoni. Everybody knows about Kobe & D'Antoni's relationship.

Why would ANY team in their right mind want this guy to coach their team? Sure he can win a lot of regular season games, but this guy is NOT a playoff coach. He'd be our new Del Harris if he ever came to L.A. and the Lakers would be escorted out by the second round every year.

rufo4100
06-26-2010, 04:30 PM
Shaw....he has been getting groomed as Phil's replacement for years now.

RaiderLakersA's
06-26-2010, 04:38 PM
Let's go off the beaten path. If Phil retires, we'll hear a litany of names, including Shaw, Scott, etc., and rightfully so.

But a personal, sentimental choice would be for someone like Jerry Sloan to coach the Lakers.

Yes, I said Jerry Sloan. A gritty coach that commands respect, who knows the game like the back of his eyelids, who preaches hard-nosed defense -- it would be great if he could add "Head Coach of an NBA Champion" to his resume before he walks away from the game.

I know it won't happen. But fun to imagine.

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 04:40 PM
Look at the Cavs before LEBRON got there please.


what about the 2 years without mike brown WHEN they had lebron??
35-47 Lebron avg 21 pts, 5.5 rbs, 6 ast, 1.6 stls
42-40 Lebron avg 27 pts, 7 rbs, 7 ast, 2 stls

Yeah coaching doenst have anything to do with it huh?
its all lebron huh? Lebron put up good numbers and they didnt go no where Mike Brown had a lot to do with Cleaveland success
He's the one that made the cavs a defensive team!!

Lake_Show2416
06-26-2010, 04:40 PM
Let's go off the beaten path. If Phil retires, we'll hear a litany of names, including Shaw, Scott, etc., and rightfully so.

But a personal, sentimental choice would be for someone like Jerry Sloan to coach the Lakers.

Yes, I said Jerry Sloan. A gritty coach that commands respect, who names the game like the back of his eyelids, who preaches hard-nosed defense -- it would be great if he could add "Head Coach of an NBA Champion" to his resume before he walks away from the game.

I know it won't happen. But fun to imagine.

Jerry Sloan will never leave the Jazz

The Jokemaker
06-26-2010, 04:45 PM
I think Byron Scott would be the favorite, has playoff finals experience plus a former laker.

RaiderLakersA's
06-26-2010, 04:46 PM
Phil Jackson only won coach of the year 1 time!!

A travesty, if you ask me. But that is the downside to coaching the creme de la creme of players. especially in the modern era. Phil would have to coach the Lakers to a perfect undefeated season, before garnering any consideration for COY. I'm sure he'll be easily consoled by his 11 rings as a coach, though. :clap:

Chacarron
06-26-2010, 05:12 PM
what about the 2 years without mike brown WHEN they had lebron??
35-47 Lebron avg 21 pts, 5.5 rbs, 6 ast, 1.6 stls
42-40 Lebron avg 27 pts, 7 rbs, 7 ast, 2 stls

Yeah coaching doenst have anything to do with it huh?
its all lebron huh? Lebron put up good numbers and they didnt go no where Mike Brown had a lot to do with Cleaveland success
He's the one that made the cavs a defensive team!!

I guess giving the ball to one player to create their offense is good coaching :shrug:

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-26-2010, 05:15 PM
Jerry Sloan will never leave the Jazz

If you can't beat them, join them!:D

But I agree, he will be a Jazzer for life

RaiderLakersA's
06-26-2010, 05:28 PM
If you can't beat them, join them!:D

But I agree, he will be a Jazzer for life

Yeah, I know. But would be nice to see his postgame interview after the title clenching game. Jerry is a real character.

kingkobe
06-26-2010, 05:30 PM
Yeah he had lebron blah blah, Paul Silas had lebron for 2 years and he didnt do anything close to what mike brown did?

The nba, coaching has a lot to do with it! and its hard to be coach of the year!
Phil Jackson only won coach of the year 1 time!!

Hahaha...are you actually rooting for Mike Brown? I had no idea he had any fans.

Paul Silas had Lebron for his rookie years...and then Lebron got better. Don't give that credit to Mike Brown. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Mike Brown's #1 goto play: Give Lebron the ball.

And the fact that Phil only won one coach of the year clearly shows coach of the year has no meaning. Just like having the best season record for a team means nothing. D'Antoni won coach of the year too.

DerekRE_3
06-26-2010, 05:39 PM
So a coach that has a coach of the year award, 272-138 record, 42-29 playoff record, rode Lebron's coattails to the finals is that bad of a look? look at the cavs b4 Lebron got there please

fixed

Lakers211221
06-26-2010, 05:41 PM
Brian Shaw will be the Lakers coach if Phil doesn't return...anyone who says anything else doesn't know much about the Lakers:

1)Brian Shaw played in, and coached the triangle (Lakers will be able to keep same system)

2)Brian Shaw has been a very good assistant coach under Phil

3)Mitch Kuptchek loves Brian Shaw

4)Brian Shaw is the next up and coming young coach that teams will be looking to sign

5)Kobe and Shaw have an excellent relationship

6)Lakers players respect Shaw

ItsTheLastAce
06-26-2010, 05:49 PM
Brian Shaw will be the Lakers coach if Phil doesn't return...anyone who says anything else doesn't know much about the Lakers:

1)Brian Shaw played in, and coached the triangle (Lakers will be able to keep same system)

2)Brian Shaw has been a very good assistant coach under Phil

3)Mitch Kuptchek loves Brian Shaw

4)Brian Shaw is the next up and coming young coach that teams will be looking to sign

5)Kobe and Shaw have an excellent relationship

6)Lakers players respect Shaw

:clap:

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 05:52 PM
I guess giving the ball to one player to create their offense is good coaching :shrug:


:facepalm:

I didnt say he's a HOF coach i just said he's a good coach to look at!

So why did only phil jackson win coach of the year award when he had MJ and Kobe all these years??

I guess giving the ball to one player and creat their offense is good coaching

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 05:58 PM
yeah the triangle offense blah blah, if you watch him during games he doesnt even coach them! lol kobe bryant is pretty much doing all the coaching

They will have the same success w/o Jackson as long as Kobe is there

Greg Popovich is the best coach!!!

ItsTheLastAce
06-26-2010, 06:01 PM
:facepalm:

I didnt say he's a HOF coach i just said he's a good coach to look at!

So why did only phil jackson win coach of the year award when he had MJ and Kobe all these years??

I guess giving the ball to one player and creat their offense is good coaching

He said that's why COY doesn't really matter.

He's a good defensive coach, I'll give him that. Don't get me wrong Kobe and MJ is the motor that made those offenses run but they didn't always run it. Pippen initiated the offense, Lamar and Fish do the same today. Phils offense tries to create balance, and requires passing from all players. To say he just gave the ball to Kobe and MJ is just blasphemy.

ItsTheLastAce
06-26-2010, 06:05 PM
yeah the triangle offense blah blah, if you watch him during games he doesnt even coach them! lol kobe bryant is pretty much doing all the coaching

They will have the same success w/o Jackson as long as Kobe is there

Greg Popovich is the best coach!!!


:facepalm: hes the best coach in the game for a reason. Just because he doesn't jump up and down screaming at everything doesn't mean hes not coaching. If you know anything about Jackson is that he is a very calm guy, and he tries to imply that personality on his team.

RaiderLakersA's
06-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Brian Shaw will be the Lakers coach if Phil doesn't return...anyone who says anything else doesn't know much about the Lakers:

1)Brian Shaw played in, and coached the triangle (Lakers will be able to keep same system)

2)Brian Shaw has been a very good assistant coach under Phil

3)Mitch Kuptchek loves Brian Shaw

4)Brian Shaw is the next up and coming young coach that teams will be looking to sign

5)Kobe and Shaw have an excellent relationship

6)Lakers players respect Shaw

All good points.

But thinking about Brian Shaw, something else comes to mind: Shaq.

If Phil retires and B. Shaw becomes our head coach, I fully expect Shaq to be in a Lakers jersey next season. "Shaw-Shaq Redemption II." Shaw and Shaq are close, as are Shaw and Kobe. Shaw was also one of the few people who could get Shaq and Kobe on the same page back when he was a player. He might be the only coach that could make a reintegration of Shaq feasible. (Assuming Shaq would show some contrition to Dr. Buss and take a considerable pay cut.)

I'm not saying that I want Shaq to return, I'm simply reading the tea leaves, if B. Shaw becomes our head coach.

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 06:08 PM
What Im saying is put Phil Jackson on a bad talent team he wont produce!!!!
If hes the best coach he should make an average team good!!!

When they traded their talent away and STILL had kobe lamar caron chris mihm and smush parker as the starting five...

The lakers didnt bring back Jackson as their coach and hired Rudy T!!!!!

Does anyone remember that??

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 06:12 PM
:facepalm: hes the best coach in the game for a reason. Just because he doesn't jump up and down screaming at everything doesn't mean hes not coaching. If you know anything about Jackson is that he is a very calm guy, and he tries to imply that personality on his team.


So he's a better coach than Pops?

w/o pops the spurs wouldnt be good, w/o jackson i still see them in the finals next year

ItsTheLastAce
06-26-2010, 06:12 PM
thats because phil retired, and he did make a bad team good. He and Kobe took smush, luke walton, kwame brown, chris mihm, brian cook, sasha,and a so-so lamar odom to the playoffs

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Was that the same year when Kobe wished that Jackson would leave to Mr. Buss, and then all of a sudden Jackson "retired", I think it was a retirement b4 getting released of duties... Then like months after, Jackson wrote a book called like the final season or something saying kobe was uncoachable in it?

Avenged
06-26-2010, 06:29 PM
what about the 2 years without mike brown WHEN they had lebron??
35-47 Lebron avg 21 pts, 5.5 rbs, 6 ast, 1.6 stls
42-40 Lebron avg 27 pts, 7 rbs, 7 ast, 2 stls

Yeah coaching doenst have anything to do with it huh?
its all lebron huh? Lebron put up good numbers and they didnt go no where Mike Brown had a lot to do with Cleaveland success
He's the one that made the cavs a defensive team!!

To be fair, you can't expect a rookie/sophomore to carry a team to the top of the conference. I'd say about the 3-4 years is about right to get accustomed to the game and really develop in the NBA. Mike Brown got hired at the right time, unless you think the Cavs would've been a top team with Mike Brown in the picture having your top player as a rookie?


What Im saying is put Phil Jackson on a bad talent team he wont produce!!!!
If hes the best coach he should make an average team good!!!

When they traded their talent away and STILL had kobe lamar caron chris mihm and smush parker as the starting five...

The lakers didnt bring back Jackson as their coach and hired Rudy T!!!!!

Does anyone remember that??

Yes, they missed the playoffs with out Phil Jackson.

Phil then came back the next season and the Lakers made the playoffs with a mediocre team grabbing the 7th seed.

Mplsman
06-26-2010, 06:31 PM
Kevin Mchale

Raidaz4Life
06-26-2010, 06:34 PM
I would love JVG or Byron Scott personally.

Justice 84
06-26-2010, 06:35 PM
Highly highly doubt Phil will leave. This team will be the favorites to win it all every single year for the next 3-4 seasons. Phil will most likely stay on until they lose. But then again, if he has some drastically serious health concerns, I cant blame him stepping down. But for now, his health doesnt seem too imminent and I think anyone that knows PJ understands that its a safe bet that he will be back complete his 3-peat.

Avenged
06-26-2010, 06:38 PM
If Phil leaves, rumor is Shaw is the front runner to land the job.

A lot of people like Scott but me personally, I prefer Shaw. He already knows the system, it would be the same type of coaching with a few tweaks and players.

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 06:47 PM
To be fair, you can't expect a rookie/sophomore to carry a team to the top of the conference. I'd say about the 3-4 years is about right to get accustomed to the game and really develop in the NBA. Mike Brown got hired at the right time, unless you think the Cavs would've been a top team with Mike Brown in the picture having your top player as a rookie?



I understand what you mean! Good point, but do you honestly think a mediocre coach could have coached this team to the finals? Be honest lol

Larry Hughes
Pavlovic
Lebron
Gooden
big Z

Bench:

Damon Jones
Daniel Gibson
Ira Newble
Varajao
Donyell Marshall
Scott Pollard
David Wesley
Eric Snow
Dwayne Jones
Shannon Brown

dyceman
06-26-2010, 06:48 PM
I'd like Shaw first choice then Byron...

Raidaz4Life
06-26-2010, 06:49 PM
I understand what you mean! Good point, but do you honestly think a mediocre coach could have coached this team to the finals? Be honest lol

Larry Hughes
Pavlovic
Lebron
Gooden
big Z

Bench:

Damon Jones
Daniel Gibson
Ira Newble
Varajao
Donyell Marshall
Scott Pollard
David Wesley
Eric Snow
Dwayne Jones
Shannon Brown

The Eastern Conference: Where Anything's Possible

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 06:52 PM
The Eastern Conference: Where Anything's Possible


HAHAHA they were also down 0-2 in the eastern conference finals!

Chacarron
06-26-2010, 08:16 PM
:facepalm:

I didnt say he's a HOF coach i just said he's a good coach to look at!

So why did only phil jackson win coach of the year award when he had MJ and Kobe all these years??

I guess giving the ball to one player and creat their offense is good coaching


Greg Popovich is the best coach!!!

11 rings, enough said about the first part. I was waiting for you to say something like Popovich is the best coach, that just proves you just want to disclaim Phil as a great coach. Only thing to say is that you lack credibility.

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 08:58 PM
11 rings, enough said about the first part. I was waiting for you to say something like Popovich is the best coach, that just proves you just want to disclaim Phil as a great coach. Only thing to say is that you lack credibility.

Then why are there a lot of articles saying the Lakers wont get any worse at all with Phil Jackson leaving??

Yes he deserves to be in the HOF but yall acting like he's the greatest coach all time!! 11 rings and people dont even say he's the best coach now? There has to be something behind that!! Give Pat Riley, Pop, Lenny Wilkins, and Don Nelson arguably the best player ever to touch a basketball to play SG and a SF top 50 basketball players ever! Theyll get you the same amount of titles and more

Alot of people, reporters, commentators say Pop is the greatest coach in the league right now, why are you acting like that was the worst comment ever?

Hotone1401
06-26-2010, 09:02 PM
So a coach that has a coach of the year award, 272-138 record, 42-29 playoff record, got his team to the finals is that bad of a look? look at the cavs b4 he got there please

Mike Brown sucks and was always way overrated as a coach. The Cavs got better because of the players they brought in but the main reason was due to Lebron's development as a player. Mike Brown was just a glorified cheerleader.

Anybody who says Byron Scott will be next in line is pretty clueless about the Lakers too. The Lakers, I'm sure are planning to stick with the triangle because it's been so successful (11 championships). They will stay in house and promote within and I'm absolutely positive Brian Shaw will be the Laker head coach when PJ steps down.

Hotone1401
06-26-2010, 09:10 PM
Then why are there a lot of articles saying the Lakers wont get any worse at all with Phil Jackson leaving??

Yes he deserves to be in the HOF but yall acting like he's the greatest coach all time!! 11 rings and people dont even say he's the best coach now? There has to be something behind that!! Give Pat Riley, Pop, Lenny Wilkins, and Don Nelson arguably the best player ever to touch a basketball to play SG and a SF top 50 basketball players ever! Theyll get you the same amount of titles and more

Alot of people, reporters, commentators say Pop is the greatest coach in the league right now, why are you acting like that was the worst comment ever?

I've seen you post quite a bit here and alot of what you say is just ridiculous. From what I hear, most articles are saying that the Lakers won't have an easy time winning a championship without PJ.

BTW, Phil Jackson is the best coach of all-time. Who says he's not the best coach now??? I'm sure there are some who have a different opinion but I'm sure most agree that he is the best coach of all-time. You're a douche. Go away.

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 09:20 PM
I've seen you post quite a bit here and alot of what you say is just ridiculous. From what I hear, most articles are saying that the Lakers won't have an easy time winning a championship without PJ.

BTW, Phil Jackson is the best coach of all-time. Who says he's not the best coach now??? I'm sure there are some who have a different opinion but I'm sure most agree that he is the best coach of all-time. You're a douche. Go away.

First, I created this thread! You can go away, your biased bc your a lakers fan

Second, Red Auerbach is the greatest coach all time!!!! Are you serious?!?!

Third, heres USA Today article, popped up right when i typed Phil Jackson

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2010/06/eye-opener-do-the-lakers-need-phil-jackson/1

Its all my opinion!!!!!!!!!!! Everything in here is opinion get off my back

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 09:47 PM
SHAw Might interview for the Cavs Head Coaching Vacancy?!?!?!?

Lakers granted them permission to talk to them

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5328751

tangent12
06-26-2010, 09:49 PM
Brian Shaw is the appropriate candidate. Has played under PJs system and knows it firsthand.

Kakaroach
06-26-2010, 09:52 PM
Its gotta be either Brian Shaw or Byron Scott. If Phil does leave, I'm pretty sure it'll be one of those 2 that get hired.

b_russ
06-26-2010, 10:08 PM
Dale Harris

Teeboy1487
06-26-2010, 10:11 PM
Its gotta be either Brian Shaw or Byron Scott. If Phil does leave, I'm pretty sure it'll be one of those 2 that get hired. I agree. It will be out of those two if Phil retires. However, my preference would be Shaw. I would prefer if the Lakers keep the triangle.

Tony_Starks
06-26-2010, 10:13 PM
B Scott, no question. Shaw has been a lil too close to the action to really demand the proper respect. Scott is a legend and an all around good players coach.

Chacarron
06-26-2010, 10:35 PM
First, I created this thread! You can go away, your biased bc your a lakers fan

Second, Red Auerbach is the greatest coach all time!!!! Are you serious?!?!

Third, heres USA Today article, popped up right when i typed Phil Jackson

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2010/06/eye-opener-do-the-lakers-need-phil-jackson/1

Its all my opinion!!!!!!!!!!! Everything in here is opinion get off my back

So now Red Auberbach is the best coach of all time. I just noticed you are a Mavs fan, that explains a lot...Mavrix, is that you?

Avenged
06-26-2010, 10:35 PM
I understand what you mean! Good point, but do you honestly think a mediocre coach could have coached this team to the finals? Be honest lol

Larry Hughes
Pavlovic
Lebron
Gooden
big Z

Bench:

Damon Jones
Daniel Gibson
Ira Newble
Varajao
Donyell Marshall
Scott Pollard
David Wesley
Eric Snow
Dwayne Jones
Shannon Brown

I think credit goes to Lebron James not Mike Brown.

Lebron James played phenomenal basketball when leading that team to the Finals. One of the better overall performances for him to do so much with so little.

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 10:45 PM
So now Red Auberbach is the best coach of all time. I just noticed you are a Mavs fan, that explains a lot...Mavrix, is that you?

Auberbach?? hahahah

Wow, you dont read the post I say, I said Pops is the best coach IN the league now... and Red Auerbach is the best coach all time!!

LTBaByyy
06-26-2010, 10:50 PM
I think credit goes to Lebron James not Mike Brown.

Lebron James played phenomenal basketball when leading that team to the Finals. One of the better overall performances for him to do so much with so little.

I can def see what you mean!!! I was just trying to make a point lol

shep33
06-26-2010, 10:55 PM
Pretty sure its gonna be Scott or Shaw. Really though, Kobe and Fisher could coach this team if they wanted too haha

GspLAL
06-26-2010, 10:57 PM
Let's go off the beaten path. If Phil retires, we'll hear a litany of names, including Shaw, Scott, etc., and rightfully so.

But a personal, sentimental choice would be for someone like Jerry Sloan to coach the Lakers.

Yes, I said Jerry Sloan. A gritty coach that commands respect, who knows the game like the back of his eyelids, who preaches hard-nosed defense -- it would be great if he could add "Head Coach of an NBA Champion" to his resume before he walks away from the game.

I know it won't happen. But fun to imagine.

I dunno if Jerry Sloan can handle Kobe, Artest or even Fisher with his in game speeches. He seems like a coach that wants command at all times.

Avenged
06-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Jerry Sloan is a great coach but his system has never won them a championship.

I'd much rather stick with the triangle in Shaw. Although he's not proven, the system definitely is.

B.G.B
06-26-2010, 11:06 PM
MIKE BROWN
You my friend are an idiot!
He couldn't even cut it in Cleveland what makes you think he'll cut in L.A???

NBA-GMaster
06-26-2010, 11:13 PM
Doc Rivers to LA, then Byron Scott to Cleveland and Mike Brown to Boston.. Haha!!

Hotone1401
06-27-2010, 12:28 AM
First, I created this thread! You can go away, your biased bc your a lakers fan

Second, Red Auerbach is the greatest coach all time!!!! Are you serious?!?!

Third, heres USA Today article, popped up right when i typed Phil Jackson

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2010/06/eye-opener-do-the-lakers-need-phil-jackson/1

Its all my opinion!!!!!!!!!!! Everything in here is opinion get off my back

I'm not a biased fan whatsoever. The man's record speaks for itself. What makes you so sure Red is the greatest coach of all-time?? Were you around watching the league when he was coaching??? I doubt it. What's your argument for Phil not being the best?? The man has 11 rings!!!! Granted, he had some great players to get him there but even his players give him overwhelming credit for his ability to coach.

Even without a pair of superstars, Phil has definitely proven he can coach a bad team. A perfect is example is when Phil left the Lakers. Rudy Tomjanovich was the coach to step in the Lakers and they failed to even make the playoffs. The very next season, when Phil came back, it was so clear to everyone the Lakers were once a structured and solid team again, even with a starting lineup that included Kwame and Smush Parker. He freakin led that team to the playoffs and eventually pushed the Suns to a game 7. Phil is an awesome coach and it's just blind haters like you that will never be convinced.

I don't care if you made the thread. You're still a douche and I still wish you would go away.

abe_froman
06-27-2010, 12:30 AM
Its gotta be either Brian Shaw or Byron Scott. If Phil does leave, I'm pretty sure it'll be one of those 2 that get hired.

:nod: and my guess it'll be scott

Chacarron
06-27-2010, 01:35 AM
Auberbach?? hahahah

Wow, you dont read the post I say, I said Pops is the best coach IN the league now... and Red Auerbach is the best coach all time!!

I didn't see "Pops is the best coach IN the league now" anywhere in your post, but w/e, I'm tired of arguing over something so insignificant.

kblo247
06-27-2010, 01:41 AM
Yeah he had lebron blah blah, Paul Silas had lebron for 2 years and he didnt do anything close to what mike brown did?

The nba, coaching has a lot to do with it! and its hard to be coach of the year!
Phil Jackson only won coach of the year 1 time!!

I hope you don't place much value in the COY. Mike Brown has 2 to Phil's 1, like Nash has 2 to Kobe and Shaq's 1. At the end of the day though anyone with sense knows they aren't even in the same echelon.

kblo247
06-27-2010, 01:44 AM
yeah the triangle offense blah blah, if you watch him during games he doesnt even coach them! lol kobe bryant is pretty much doing all the coaching

They will have the same success w/o Jackson as long as Kobe is there

Greg Popovich is the best coach!!!

Pop has lost 4/5 playoff series to Jackson so apparently he can't out coach him that often as the only loss came because Horry missed a 3 in game 5 of the 03 semis that would have had LA looking to win. In fact the biggest blemishes on Pop's resume are Phil sweeping him and then leading his team back from down 0-2 to win in 6.

kblo247
06-27-2010, 01:47 AM
I think credit goes to Lebron James not Mike Brown.

Lebron James played phenomenal basketball when leading that team to the Finals. One of the better overall performances for him to do so much with so little.

I still say that credit foes to Flip Saunders. Cleveland didn't play/beat any good teams till Detroit that year and Flip just sat there and watched his team get picked apart, which is the opposite of what Larry Brown would have done in the same position.

In fact if Mike Brown was so great, you would think that his teams would have beaten 1 good team in the playoffs since then.

Hotone1401
06-27-2010, 04:45 AM
I can def see what you mean!!! I was just trying to make a point lol

It's official. You're a complete idiot and a fanboy. You made statements about Mike Brown doing what Paul Silas couldn't?? You mean to tell me that Paul Silas' inability to lead the Cavs (who were led by a rookie-sophomore Lebron) to get the Cavs to the Finals has something to do with Mike Brown being a great coach?? Than you make an idiot claim that Brown is better than Phil because he has 2 coach of the year awards??? It's so obvious the Cavs success was all due to Lebron's development as a player but I guess you agree with that now, even though I mentioned that very same thing earlier to you. Look, winning the best regular season record when teams aren't really trying their best will win you a COY, but winning in the postseason (where it counts) wins you a ring.

And you say Red is the greatest coach of all-time?? Based on what?? Telling by all those exclamation points you use in everyone of your posts, I highly doubt you were even around to witness Red as a coach during his tenure. The only legitimate claim YOU have for Red is his 10 titles but even that has been shut down by Phil winning his 11th. So really now, what makes Pop a better coach than Phil today?? Please explain. I respect Pop as a coach because he is great, at X's and O's, and motivating his players. But Phil has continually proved that he gets the best out of all his players and there is nobody better at bringing a team together to accomplish one goal. Granted, Phil has a great coaching staff with him to help him get his message across.

You're so stupid I'm done wasting my time with you after this. It's just so ridiculous how you make these statements. I know you made this thread and it's interesting that you're the one getting off topic. You seriously come off like an ignorant 15 yr old douche bag. Go away.