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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

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Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

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Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:56 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

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WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!


At first I thought he was taking a shot at Kobe then I thought Pau
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject:

Everyone was stubborn. The situation just did not work. No point in rehashing yet again. I'm glad he's moved on to a great (possibly COY) situation for him, and we have a promising young coach and promising young talent and we can all just move forward.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject:

TDRock wrote:
Everyone was stubborn. The situation just did not work. No point in rehashing yet again. I'm glad he's moved on to a great (possibly COY) situation for him, and we have a promising young coach and promising young talent and we can all just move forward.


Thanks leave at this guys!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Big Game James wrote:
WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!


At first I thought he was taking a shot at Kobe then I thought Pau


And Howard who didn't want to PnR.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Big Game James wrote:
WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!


At first I thought he was taking a shot at Kobe then I thought Pau


That's all Dwight right there.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

Big Game James wrote:
WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!


Remember when having Pau Gasol shoot 28 three pointers was a crime against basketball, and he openly pouted about it?

Yeah, he just set an NBA record for the highest 3pt% in NBA history from someone with 100+ attempts. (53.8%)

We were (and in many ways ARE) the organizational equivalent of the old man in his rocking chair yelling about the good old days.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject:

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Everyone was stubborn. The situation just did not work. No point in rehashing yet again. I'm glad he's moved on to a great (possibly COY) situation for him, and we have a promising young coach and promising young talent and we can all just move forward.


Thanks leave at this guys!!!


Lol

No I was more referring to all these type of throw-back, rehash articles that dredge up old ish for no reason. As a fan I'm not interested in going backward, I'm about our promising future.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Big Game James wrote:
WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!


At first I thought he was taking a shot at Kobe then I thought Pau


Postup master Dwight.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject:

We fired one of the best coaches in the league for Byron Scott and then a poor man's version of D'Antoni in Walton.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject:

TDRock wrote:
BobbyB wrote:
TDRock wrote:
Everyone was stubborn. The situation just did not work. No point in rehashing yet again. I'm glad he's moved on to a great (possibly COY) situation for him, and we have a promising young coach and promising young talent and we can all just move forward.


Thanks leave at this guys!!!


Lol

No I was more referring to all these type of throw-back, rehash articles that dredge up old ish for no reason. As a fan I'm not interested in going backward, I'm about our promising future.


That's what I agreeing with!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

GoldenThroat wrote:
Big Game James wrote:
WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!


Remember when having Pau Gasol shoot 28 three pointers was a crime against basketball, and he openly pouted about it?

Yeah, he just set an NBA record for the highest 3pt% in NBA history from someone with 100+ attempts. (53.8%)

We were (and in many ways ARE) the organizational equivalent of the old man in his rocking chair yelling about the good old days.


Haha man I just remember arguing with my group of friends about Dantoni and they all thought I was crazy. Now they know better
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject:

we actually had a chance if not for the achilles. We were on a roll at the end of the season
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject:

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we actually had a chance if not for the achilles. We were on a roll at the end of the season


Imagine if we got had kobe in the playoffs!!

It would be like the Bulls this year but even crazier! no one would have wanted to play us.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: D'Antoni- the Los Angeles thing we didn't have a chance

Big Game James wrote:
WindyCityLakerFan wrote:
Then Los Angeles, we just didn't have a chance. There were just injuries, and people were pretty stubborn in their roles, and it's like "sorry guys, this is not me. It's not going to work right here." So, things happen, and you coach, you learn, you go on and you hope for a better situation.


LOL! He's speaking about himself right here!


no, he's speaking about Dwight "I don't wanna pick and roll, I wanna prove I'm a post up big like Hakeem" Howard. and Pau "phoning it in and getting conveniently hurt before trade deadline" Gasol.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject:

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We fired one of the best coaches in the league for Byron Scott and then a poor man's version of D'Antoni in Walton.


I wouldn't go that far, at least in terms of Walton. D'Antoni can coach his ass off, but he's isn't great with people, and that's been a problem for him at multiple stops. Luke has that ability in spades. Even if he's not a great X's & O's guy at this point, you can find assistants who specialize in that. The assistant coaches are where this team needs to upgrade IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject:

MDA was never the problem, just not for this town and this organization. the Laker and Kobe brands are way too much for him to over come when he tried to put his fingerprints on the team. can you imaging Kobe played the role Harden is now and we traded Pau or even Dwight for some 3 and D wing players, the outcome would've been much different.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject:

BobbyB wrote:
TDRock wrote:
BobbyB wrote:
TDRock wrote:
Everyone was stubborn. The situation just did not work. No point in rehashing yet again. I'm glad he's moved on to a great (possibly COY) situation for him, and we have a promising young coach and promising young talent and we can all just move forward.


Thanks leave at this guys!!!


Lol

No I was more referring to all these type of throw-back, rehash articles that dredge up old ish for no reason. As a fan I'm not interested in going backward, I'm about our promising future.


That's what I agreeing with!!



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject:

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MDA was never the problem, just not for this town and this organization. the Laker and Kobe brands are way too much for him to over come when he tried to put his fingerprints on the team. can you imaging Kobe played the role Harden is now and we traded Pau or even Dwight for some 3 and D wing players, the outcome would've been much different.


The mistake was in not trading Pau, he wasn't a fit with that team and Dwight.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject:

MDA only knows how to coach one way, one system one side of the court. He can't adapt to players he has and has no defensive schemes. He great at coaching one offense but that's it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject:

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We fired one of the best coaches in the league for Byron Scott and then a poor man's version of D'Antoni in Walton.


Walton is an exceptional communicator and has an openness to basketball philosophies that has led him to emulate and teach modern principles to players that he gets to buy in. D'Antoni is an offensive genius who has only shown the ability to work with people who share his vision. Both bring a lot to the table but they're nothing alike.

And we didn't fire MD. He left after LA refused to guarantee a future year on his contract. The perception that he was fired comes more from the fact that he wasn't a good fit with the roster who had entitlement issues. Scott was a much better fit in some regards b/c MD would have prevented landing Russell and Ingram while not making the team good enough to have a long term plan worth following.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject:

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MDA was never the problem, just not for this town and this organization. the Laker and Kobe brands are way too much for him to over come when he tried to put his fingerprints on the team. can you imaging Kobe played the role Harden is now and we traded Pau or even Dwight for some 3 and D wing players, the outcome would've been much different.


I can imagine it because he did!

He finished the season as the teams point guard and was putting up ridiculous numbers at 35? Those were some of the best Kobe games ever.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject:

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We fired one of the best coaches in the league for Byron Scott and then a poor man's version of D'Antoni in Walton.


I wouldn't go that far, at least in terms of Walton. D'Antoni can coach his ass off, but he's isn't great with people, and that's been a problem for him at multiple stops. Luke has that ability in spades. Even if he's not a great X's & O's guy at this point, you can find assistants who specialize in that. The assistant coaches are where this team needs to upgrade IMO.


Except he has full authority on the assistants and basically hired a bunch of his friends. If you're Magic and Pelinka do you step in and make changes?
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MDA only knows how to coach one way, one system one side of the court. He can't adapt to players he has and has no defensive schemes. He great at coaching one offense but that's it.


This is false.

And even if true who cares? there team is 3rd in the west with only one star in Harden and a bunch of "role player"
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