nameant wrote:Well no it wasn't a good decision but we can't expect any coach we hire to use the triangle simply because Phil did. We probably should have went with a coach that would fit the system we've had the most success with (the triangle) but we didn't. Kobe is a far better player in the triangle than without it.
“It was painful,” Lakers forward Pau Gasol(notes) said. “It is a feeling that I want to keep in my mind for every single minute that I’m out there playing them.”
Chillbongo wrote:TIME wrote:I think I'm going to start posting this in every thread:
The problem is not the offense.
Did anyone listen to AM 710 Nightside last night? They had Jay from Compton hosting.......dude got on and basically blamed the Laker struggles on Kobe.
not defense. On Kobe. I was so pissed, I called in to counter him and the phone's guy said he would put me on but disconnected me. It's like they were going for only callers who agreed with him.
noobiew wrote:One of the worst decision considering we still have players like Kobe, Pau and Dwight in our team.
Triangle > Showtime II basketball.
jlkr wrote:They wouldn't have to keep triangle ... but the correct hire was Adelman, not Brown. Adelman already had a proven track record of knowing post offense and knowing how to use two post players together. Took a 4th quarter choke job in a 7th game that ran overtime for the Shaq-Kobe Lakers to beat the best of Adelman's teams. Heck Adelman got a seriously undersized Houston team to a 7th game against the Lakers in 2009. You may call that one smoke and mirrors or call it the Lakers playing down to the competition, but you can't deny Adelman's Rockets team came to play. The man knows how to coach and he is not afraid to tweak his system to fit the players he has available to him. Better yet, he had Kobe's respect and endorsement as the next best candidate if the FO didn't want Shaw.
dmaul wrote:^ We can only hope that Jim has learned from his mistakes and will leave the basketball decisions (personnel and coaching) to the basketball people. Three bad coaching hires in a row. Will he go for a fourth or just swallow his pride and let Mitch handle things? I would have loved Adelman. Phil coming back this year would have been ok too. Not saying that either one would have taken us to the promised land but it certainly would have been better than what we've seen under Brown and D'Antoni.
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