Tobias Funke wrote:The front office might be the only people supporting Pringles at this point. Imagine Gentry prefers to go work for a guy who beat him for a position he really wanted than to reunite with his old "boss" on the freaking Lakers of all teams.
^^ It's pretty sad, really. I just don't understand why the FO is willing to roll the dice with Dwight just to keep D' Antoni. The guy was an awful choice from day one. Now they run the risk of losing their FA just because they are backing this guy. To me it's just kind of stupid. Unless they really don't care about keeping Dwight. If that's the case, then fine, don't worry about the coach. But if they are trying to keep him here fire the guy and pick up one of the good coaches that's on the market. Doc Brown and realdeal went over it thoroughly on the last page and I'm in agreement with them on basically all that they said.
It's just a VERY strange vibe from the Lakers right now. Like they really want Dwight, but aren't willing to do what it takes to keep him. To me it's a very passive position they are taking . . . They are sending mixed signals really. Like we want you, but we won't make any changes or give you any assurances besides a paycheck. He's already basically said through his mouthpieces that he doesn't like D' Antoni, would like Phil and Jeannie somehow involved in the running of the FO . . . These are things that are actually good for the franchise, not diva demands. These are things the majority of the fanbase would love to see, too.
I am going to try to restrain myself from throwing stones here . . . but it really does have the feel of Jim Buss. His sister warned that he was too passive and indecisive for this job in that famous article about the family. She might have been dead on the money.