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Lakers Fire Head Coach Mike Brown  
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Well, it's official, and pretty quick! The thread title says it all. Mike Brown is gone.

LOL!

Source: http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/s...fired-coach-mike-brown-source-says

Thoughts?


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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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Mamba wasn't happy (death look) so Mamba gets what he wants.

Brown was never the right hire for the Lakers.

I could see Mike D'Antoni or Larry Brown take over.

Kobe could be the first coach to be a player at the same time.   


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

I wonder if Steve Nash is now saying "I left Phoenix for this?!"


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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

So does that mean no more Princeton offense?


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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 2):
I wonder if Steve Nash is now saying "I left Phoenix for this?!"

He's a 2-time MVP and wants a championship ring. I was headed to LAX and guess who was sitting next to me: Mike D'Antoni.

Just sayin'...   


User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

As the saying goes, it is easier to fire one coach than a bunch of players.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13613 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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Quoting fxramper (Reply 4):
I was headed to LAX and guess who was sitting next to me: Mike D'Antoni.

When? Because had knee replacement surgery recently.

Y'know, just sayin'...



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User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10048 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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Quoting fxramper (Reply 1):
Kobe could be the first coach to be a player at the same time.

No, he couldn't. Bill Russell already was, among others.



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User currently offlineaerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 5):

As the saying goes, don't force players in a system that doesn't cater to their strengths...



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User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5486 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

The Lakers are a private business and can do what they want. Personally, I don't give a rat's ass. Basketball is too long and too much in the States. And the thuggish hip hop mentality/lifestyle that goes with it. I tell anyone who listens the last place you want to be the weekend of the NBA All Star game is the city that is hosting the NBA All Star Game! When it was held in Vegas several years ago it was a thug-a-palooza with gang bangers making life miserable for those who just wanted to spend time in Vegas and do stuff that would stay in Vegas. I'd like to fire the entire NBA! Not that I care but I hope the Lakers hire someone who can do whatever they need done. Did the coach get fired for losing or for actually trying to discipline and babysit the players?


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User currently offlineaerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 9):

Losing



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User currently onlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7296 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 1):
I could see Mike D'Antoni or Larry Brown take over.

D'Antoni success in the West winning championships is known - which is the standard for the Lakers - and Larry Brown is a teacher best suited to young players just entering the league from college and have no clue of the NBA life and game.
I don't think either of those two will get the Lakers over the hump this year or next, the two year window.

Either they get Phil back or they make the decision now to just let the year play out and blow up the team to start next year with a new group of players.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting par13del (Reply 11):
Either they get Phil back

They can't keep relying on Phil to fix things every time something goes wrong. I think the man has had enough and wants to stay retired in peace. They cannot continue to keep relying on Phil. Phil has a life too, ya know......

IMO, bring back an ex coach over and over is cheating.

The Lakers need to start to learn to figure out their crap themselves. Phil isn't gonna be around forever.



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User currently onlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7296 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 12):
They can't keep relying on Phil to fix things every time something goes wrong.

In which case the alternative is....

Quoting par13del (Reply 11):
they make the decision now to just let the year play out and blow up the team to start next year with a new group of players.

Problem with this is that LA has never been blown up since Show Time arrived, that has been a long long time ago.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15749 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 4):
Mike D'Antoni

Not the guy you want if you're after a championship. Defense matters, not running around getting on Sportscenter.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 12):
The Lakers need to start to learn to figure out their crap themselves. Phil isn't gonna be around forever.

Phil's a good pick, but if you think Dwight Howard is a little bit coachable, I think you might have to put in a call to Jerry Sloan.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 14):
Phil's a good pick

Phil was a good pick, but not now. I don't think he wants to come out if retirement a second time. I wouldn't count on Phil coming back.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7187 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

I thought Brown was the wrong hire to replace Phil. He did ok last year the Lakers just were not that good. That being said this fire was too quick. I think they knew they had a better replacement in line. 1-4 with Nash hurt, Howard not at 100% and a brand new offense that actually was doing fairly well. Just a knee jerk reaction if you ask me. I know all about coaches that would not be able to take this super star temp am being a Heat Fan. Thankfully the Heat did not have this reaction after their 9-8 start and "bump-gate"

I also think the idea of going to the Princeton offense was just stupid. We will see if Phil wants to come back. If he does it seems like he wants to limit his travel on road games. Will be interesting to see what happens.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13613 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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Apparently Jackson asked for an excessive compensation package, including an ownership stake in the Lakers. They passed, and have hired Mike D'Antoni to a 3 year deal with a club option on a 4th.

His start date is dependent on how quickly he recovers from his knee replacement surgery.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7187 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 17):
Apparently Jackson asked for an excessive compensation package, including an ownership stake in the Lakers. They passed, and have hired Mike D'Antoni to a 3 year deal with a club option on a 4th.

Yea saw that this morning. Interesting hire. Not reallys sure if this is the guy for the job either though. He is a run and gun type of offense guy and this is not a young team. He is also not known for his defense and it is hard to find championship teams that can't get it done well on both ends of the floor. That being said Kobe and Nash will certainly be happy with the hire as they both know him well and like him.

Will be an interesting season in L.A.



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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"Phil would come back only to win and skipping games doesn't lead to winning," the source said.

ESPN just reported that they didn't want Phil. After the Lakers beat the Kings, they (Dr. Buss, Jim Buss, and GM Mitch Kupchak) said they were going in a different direction and wanted D'Antoni.


http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/s...ired-next-coach-los-angeles-lakers


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 17):
hired Mike D'Antoni to a 3 year deal with a club option on a 4th.

Well, congrats to him. He'll be reunited with Nash again. Lets see of Amare Stoudemire will follow........   



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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 20):
Well, congrats to him. He'll be reunited with Nash again. Lets see of Amare Stoudemire will follow........   

Trade Gasol for Amare.


Do it.   


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 21):

One problem...... I am NOT a Lakers fan. When Amare, Nash, Raja Bell and D'Antoni was in PHX, I heavily rooted for these guys! PHX was awesome!!! But now this is L.A.....it makes it hard for me to root for these guys because...well.... its the Lakers.   



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