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C-Style
11-12-2012, 06:39 PM
Plain and simple, did they get a better coach?

nickdymez
11-12-2012, 06:39 PM
Yea man. Mike Brown was clueless.

SACNYY
11-12-2012, 06:40 PM
He's a better coach then Brown but they still goof'd by not getting Phil. Makes absolutely no sense to me.

C-Style
11-12-2012, 06:41 PM
Can we get a poll going?

Greedy22
11-12-2012, 06:43 PM
Absolutely, especially if the bringing McMillan on board rumors are true.

LA_Raiders
11-12-2012, 06:46 PM
Yes by far. But lets see how it works out...

popo85
11-12-2012, 06:46 PM
He's a better coach then Brown but they still goof'd by not getting Phil. Makes absolutely no sense to me.

Agreed, they did upgrade but why settle for less when the best available was still out there.

Kashmir13579
11-12-2012, 06:47 PM
Yes. Definitely.

Giraffes Rule
11-12-2012, 06:52 PM
Yes, but the players are just as responsible for the poor start. I think Kobe just didn't want him anymore, and that sentiment spread through the team. Mike Brown is gonna get a shot somewhere else, he's still a good defensive coach.

blahblahyoutoo
11-12-2012, 06:55 PM
Yes, but the players are just as responsible for the poor start. I think Kobe just didn't want him anymore, and that sentiment spread through the team. Mike Brown is gonna get a shot somewhere else, he's still a good defensive coach.

Could've fooled me.

Bandwagonner123
11-12-2012, 06:55 PM
Yes Brown had no control over the team it seemed like Kobe had the last say for everything

LAKERMANIA
11-12-2012, 06:56 PM
Yes. Brown was clueless.

jmoney85
11-12-2012, 06:58 PM
why do people keep thinking nate mac is a good defensive coach lol

JasonJohnHorn
11-12-2012, 06:59 PM
LA should have just called 'Antoni in the offseason and signed him as an assistant to fun the offense.

Seriously though, they are just trading in one set of problems for another. I think the guys on the team are good enough defensively to make up for 'Antoni's shortcomings.

Evolution23
11-12-2012, 07:04 PM
I wounder if Laker fans will continue to make the defense jokes like they did when D'antoni was coaching on the Knicks. Should be interesting.

C-Style
11-12-2012, 07:16 PM
why do people keep thinking nate mac is a good defensive coach lol

The addition of Camby has dramatically improved the Trail Blazers’ defense, though the number of possessions per game in the 21 games Portland has played with Camby in the lineup is slightly higher than their season average. But there is another way to look at it: In the 19 games that were played between Camby’s first game as a Trail Blazer on Feb. 19 to the March 31 game against the Knicks, Portland has forced opponents to play fewer possessions than their possessions per game average all but once (e.g. when the Blazers beat the Mavericks 101-89 on March 27, the game ended with 90 possessions per team, well below Dallas’ season average of 94.8 possessions per game). The one outlier was an overtime game against the Bulls, which makes sense considering there were an extra five minutes worth of possessions.

Avenged
11-12-2012, 07:17 PM
:eyebrow: do you really have to ask?

C-Style
11-12-2012, 07:27 PM
:eyebrow: do you really have to ask?

Yes, If the answer is yes...what's the problem??...everyone is making out to be like they are out of the playoffs

alexander_37
11-12-2012, 08:07 PM
Well besides the fact that every Lakers game is going to end in a score totaling over 230 points and they are going to finish at or under .500. Yes I think they ****ed up, the time it will take to install his system and win over the team will be detrimental to this old *** teams future.

Aust
11-12-2012, 08:09 PM
Only time will tell

Lake_Show2416
11-12-2012, 08:14 PM
This team is better with NO coach than with Brown, he didn't kno wut he was doing, Dantoni back with Nash will easily be much more successful than the horrible Princeton offense

Aust
11-12-2012, 08:19 PM
If Nate McMillan coaches our D, hell yes we are better.

Cmon Nate :pray:

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Well, we were horrible defensively with Mike Brown and he was known as a defensive coach.

So this whole thing of being horrible defensively under D'Antoni is like whatever.


Let's just see how all of this works out, because tbh, I have no clue.

Zefflin
11-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Yes, much better. Oh and btw, you don't just get an offensive coach and the team defense disapears...

ManRam
11-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Marginally. It would have corrected itself either way, I mean, it already has to an extent.

We'll find out.

PurpleJesus
11-12-2012, 08:31 PM
The Lakers have one of the 3 most talented teams in the league, and didnt have time to mesh together, Dantoni comes in at a time when the team will start meshing well...just in enough time to make it look like he was the reason that a team with Dwight, Kobe, Pau and Nash were successful.

97NYer
11-12-2012, 08:36 PM
Nash will obviously benefit, not sure about Steve Blake since he's a spot up shooter. Kobe will be at a tremendous disadvantage unless Mike D tweaks the offense to incorporate Kobe in a big way, something he never did for Melo. Hopefully the up-tempo will tire MWP out and he'll just retire already. Dwight will be able to score like a machine off of pick and rolls but this will take away his post touches, again, unless D'antoni tweaks his system. And D'antoni's offense is at it's best with a mobile, athletic 4, or really a 3 playing out of position, so I really don't see where Pau comes into play. Jamison and Jordan Hill should benefit as Hill has already played for him and is the perfect center for his system. Jamison will be pleased to hoist up shots and be to the Lakers what Harrington was to the Knicks during the Mike D era. Don't get me wrong, if this offense clicks and Mike hires a good defensive assistant a la Woodson in NY, they will be scary. Hopefully his defensive assistant doesn't take over the job and take the team to new heights. (Had to sneak that in there, gotta love Mike Woodson)

ManRam
11-12-2012, 08:39 PM
The Lakers have one of the 3 most talented teams in the league, and didnt have time to mesh together, Dantoni comes in at a time when the team will start meshing well...just in enough time to make it look like he was the reason that a team with Dwight, Kobe, Pau and Nash were successful.

:nod:

He very well make a strong positive impact....but people will surely get carried away. The Lakers started slow, but a lot of that had nothing to do with coaching.

Gritz
11-12-2012, 08:42 PM
Could've fooled me.

lol

Chill_Will_24
11-12-2012, 10:42 PM
The Heat are loving this. They lick their chops when they face a Mike D'Antoni team. That is what they love to do; run.

CavsYanksDuke
11-12-2012, 10:52 PM
Talent-wise yes. Financially no. Strategically maybe. It all depends on if this team can score efficiently. If they don't, and don't play defense, they may head home early.