TIME wrote: Lakerjones wrote: charvin wrote: JoelMyersScrotalSack wrote:
gill wrote:I can't believe Mike Brown got more of a chance when he was first hired.
I think the reason a lot of people are upset is how the Lakers led everyone to believe Phil to LA was basically a done deal and every report was that it was Phil's job to lose.
Now it appears that wasn't even the case, they hired D'Antoni before Phil even had a chance to say yes.
That doesn't sit well with a lot of people
I agree. It was painful to know that they traveled to visit Phil on Saturday, yet already made up their mind a day later on which coach was the best fit.
If you already know what you want, don't waste other people's time. To me, it hurt knowing Phil was going to give an answer today but they had moved on.
The Lakers FO, Jimmy mainly, deserves all the grief they are going to get over this one from the fans. All of it.
LJ, I share 100% your disdain for Jim Buss' role in the Mike Brown hire over Adelman. BUT, other than your own sneaking suspicion has there been anything at all leaked yet that pins this on Jim? I haven't heard anything like that yet.
TIME you had my back when I brought out the LA Times articles (Broderick Turner and Mike Bresnehan reporting) about Jimmy being the sole one in charge of hiring Brown, and then getting the others on board. So we see eye to eye on a lot of stuff.
No, I don't have any report this time saying that this was solely Jimmy's decision. In fact, this time around I fully believe that it was Dr. Buss' final say -and that he probably liked the idea of D' Antoni.
I said from the beginning that I thought Phil's demands were too high, and that forced between picking in favor of his son or Phil he would go with blood. The one thing you can't take out of this equation though is that adversarial relationship between Jim and Phil. If that wasn't in play, I can bet you a lot that Phil would have been brought in as the fan choice and as Jerry Buss' choice. He has always said that as long as Phil wants to coach this team he will have his shot. Now he wants to coach the team, but he's been shot down.
Was Phil too greedy? Yes, I think he was. I think he went after the Jim's power to some degree and that was a no no.
Again, if it were me I would have at least had a conversation with Jerry Sloan who is a HOF coach.