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JNA17
11-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Credit goes to "KobeIsTheOne" on Lakersground.net for this post.

Six games into the 198182 season, Magic Johnson said he wished to be traded because he was unhappy playing for Westhead. Shortly afterward, Lakers' owner Jerry Buss fired Westhead. At an ensuing press conference, with Jerry West at his side, Buss named West head coach. West, however, balked, and Buss awkwardly tried to name West as "offensive captain" and then named West and Riley as co-coaches.[7] West made it clear during the press conference that he would only assist Riley, and that Riley was the head coach.[8] Thereafter, Riley was the interim head coach, until his status became permanent.

Riley led the Lakers to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances. His first title came in his first season, against the Philadelphia 76ers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Riley

For those that think firing a coach this early in the season is abnormal.

theheatles
11-09-2012, 07:52 PM
no team has ever started 1-4 and won the NBA Championship so....:down:

P Harvy
11-09-2012, 07:54 PM
Omg cool

justinnum1
11-09-2012, 07:55 PM
no team has ever started 1-4 and won the NBA Championship so....:down:

lol

MetroMan
11-09-2012, 07:55 PM
Heat will be champs again

rex.reyesiii
11-09-2012, 08:00 PM
Heat will be champs again

Yep. :clap:

championships
11-09-2012, 08:02 PM
no team has ever started 1-4 and won the NBA Championship so....:down:First for everything.

Just another record for the Lakers to put their name next to.

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-09-2012, 08:03 PM
Heat will be champs again

You *** isn't allowed back in the Lakers forum.

Raps18-19 Champ
11-09-2012, 08:04 PM
Credit goes to "KobeIsTheOne" on Lakersground.net for this post.

Six games into the 198182 season, Magic Johnson said he wished to be traded because he was unhappy playing for Westhead. Shortly afterward, Lakers' owner Jerry Buss fired Westhead. At an ensuing press conference, with Jerry West at his side, Buss named West head coach. West, however, balked, and Buss awkwardly tried to name West as "offensive captain" and then named West and Riley as co-coaches.[7] West made it clear during the press conference that he would only assist Riley, and that Riley was the head coach.[8] Thereafter, Riley was the interim head coach, until his status became permanent.

Riley led the Lakers to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances. His first title came in his first season, against the Philadelphia 76ers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Riley

For those that think firing a coach this early in the season is abnormal.


I believe the cut off point is 5 games. Fire someone 5 games in and it's bad. 6 games and after, it's okay.

MetroMan
11-09-2012, 08:05 PM
You *** isn't allowed back in the Lakers forum.

U mad bro?

JNA17
11-09-2012, 08:05 PM
I believe the cut off point is 5 games. Fire someone 5 games in and it's bad. 6 games and after, it's okay.

Ah your right....

Damn it! :p

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-09-2012, 08:06 PM
I believe the cut off point is 5 games. Fire someone 5 games in and it's bad. 6 games and after, it's okay.

But Kobe has 5 rings, and is looking for that 6th one, so it's all good. ;)

JNA17
11-09-2012, 08:08 PM
U mad bro?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhkNLHictW8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

justinnum1
11-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Heat will be champs again

A wise man you are.

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-09-2012, 08:10 PM
A wise man you are.

Great, you take him! Just please keep him away from the Lakers forum.

Thanks. :)

Raps18-19 Champ
11-09-2012, 08:11 PM
But Kobe has 5 rings, and is looking for that 6th one, so it's all good. ;)

Kobe will only get that 6th if they get a good coach.

NYYCowboys
11-09-2012, 08:13 PM
This could be the year of the Knicks, no homo :)........:hide:

Hunter48MVP
11-09-2012, 08:18 PM
First for everything.

Just another record for the Lakers to put their name next to.

Amen to that my man

blue bleeder09
11-09-2012, 08:22 PM
This could be the year of the Knicks, no homo :)........:hide:or it could be the warriors lmao