Weezy wrote:I think all of Laker fans, all of the media/ESPN, pretty much anyone that knows about the Lakers at all, know that Phil wasn't hired because it was "personal". There's no other reason to dive right in with 'Antoni, the "he fit the personnel better" excuse is a joke, our team is old as hell. The ONLY benefit to 'Antoni was supposed to be for Nash, and I think Phil would have been better for his career at this age as well.
Well yeah coming in, Nash was really the only reason D'antoni made sense, but now that we saw last season, I don't think it was just Nash that he helped, as Blake was better under D'antoni than he has been at any other point as a Laker. Duhon also had some good games when Nash was out to start the season. D'antoni is just a great PG coach. Also, his system might have been the reason Earl Clark broke out. After the D12/Pau experiment initially failed, having a tweener come in & hit 3's & run back on transition gave our team a new dynamic. Not sure he would have got that shot under Phil.