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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Lakers Brain Trust over the years

Just reflecting on the "brain trust" that have served this franchise as executives and coaches:

John Kundla - 6 rings as Lakers head coach, drafted Baylor as GM.

Pete Newell - invented "modern basketball", won NCAA & Olympics, as Lakers GM traded for Kareem.

Bill Sharman - won 4 rings as an NBA player, 3 as a head coach and 5 as Lakers GM/President. BUILT SHOWTIME.

Fred Schaus - traded for Wilt, hired Sharman, traded for Goodrich.

Tex Winter - perfected Triangle offense, 9 rings as AC/consultant, mentored Sharman, Phil Jackson, others.

Jerry West - retooled Showtime for Back2Back championship, BUILT THREEPEAT, consultant for GSW run.

Phil Jackson - 11 rings as HC plus 1 with Knicks (should be 2, but Knicks lack class).

Mitch Kupchak - retooled Lakers for Back2Back in 08/09 and 09/10.

Not to mention visionary owners like Bob Short (moved to LA), Jack Kent Cooke (built the FABULOUS FORUM!) & Jerry Buss (10 rings as owner).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject:

Kundla won "only" 5 rings i think. we won 5 of the 16 in Minneapolis and i dont think he was there in 1972
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject:

GOODRICH25 wrote:
Kundla won "only" 5 rings i think. we won 5 of the 16 in Minneapolis and i dont think he was there in 1972


We won one the season before the Lakers joined the BAA (now NBA). Part of the agreement when the Lakers came in was that we would "ignore" our connections to other leagues, so the NBA does not recognize the 1947 PBLA championship . . . but we were the acknowledged best team in the world that year and Kundla was the coach.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Lakers Brain Trust over the years

Dr. Laker wrote:
Just reflecting on the "brain trust" that have served this franchise as executives and coaches:

John Kundla - 6 rings as Lakers head coach, drafted Baylor as GM.

Pete Newell - invented "modern basketball", won NCAA & Olympics, as Lakers GM traded for Kareem.

Bill Sharman - won 4 rings as an NBA player, 3 as a head coach and 5 as Lakers GM/President. BUILT SHOWTIME.

Fred Schaus - traded for Wilt, hired Sharman, traded for Goodrich.

Tex Winter - perfected Triangle offense, 9 rings as AC/consultant, mentored Sharman, Phil Jackson, others.

Jerry West - retooled Showtime for Back2Back championship, BUILT THREEPEAT, consultant for GSW run.

Phil Jackson - 11 rings as HC plus 1 with Knicks (should be 2, but Knicks lack class).

Mitch Kupchak - retooled Lakers for Back2Back in 08/09 and 09/10.

Not to mention visionary owners like Bob Short (moved to LA), Jack Kent Cooke (built the FABULOUS FORUM!) & Jerry Buss (10 rings as owner).


Magic - hired Pelinka, sign LeBron
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject:

What, no Riley?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject:

Dr. Laker wrote:
GOODRICH25 wrote:
Kundla won "only" 5 rings i think. we won 5 of the 16 in Minneapolis and i dont think he was there in 1972


We won one the season before the Lakers joined the BAA (now NBA). Part of the agreement when the Lakers came in was that we would "ignore" our connections to other leagues, so the NBA does not recognize the 1947 PBLA championship . . . but we were the acknowledged best team in the world that year and Kundla was the coach.


didnt know that. thanks for the info
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject:

which kind of moron says no we don't need you to Jerry West?

answer: Magic Johnson SMH
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:37 am    Post subject:

GOODRICH25 wrote:
Kundla won "only" 5 rings i think. we won 5 of the 16 in Minneapolis and i dont think he was there in 1972


He only died about 18 months ago. The gent just barely crossed the 100 mark. RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:39 am    Post subject:

999 wrote:
which kind of moron says no we don't need you to Jerry West?

answer: Magic Johnson SMH


C'mon, don't throw bags at Earv.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject:

Sid Hartman! GM of the early Lakers, brought in Mikan. Hired Kundla. Had a deal to get the pick that became Bill Russell but owner killed it. And most improbably, is STILL a full-time columnist for the Star Tribune, as he nears 100.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject:

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999 wrote:
which kind of moron says no we don't need you to Jerry West?

answer: Magic Johnson SMH


C'mon, don't throw bags at Earv.


That's blasphemous!
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