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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:56 pm

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Mike D'Antoni & brother Dan are out on the floor coaching practice today. No crutch for Mike. Right now: a drill finished w/alley-oops.
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From 3 hour practices before games to throwing alley oops in practice as a drill, I bet the team is liking this a whole lot better.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby The Rock on Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:05 pm

I cant believe there were some people on here who thought even after Mike Brown's firing this team wouldn't do so well and that "they didnt fit together" or whatever nonsense...we just whooped the candy azzes of two potential 1st round opponents with ease and we didn't even have our starting PG or coach with us. Its addition by subtraction, Mike was holding the team back, once he was gone, everyone started playing comfortably and D'Antoni encouraging players to play to their strengths is the best coaching advice you can give to this group.

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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Ariza3 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:12 pm

its honestly so simple. idk how mike didnt understand (probably bc he never played in the nba). the guys are just playing ball and having fun. most of the guys are vets and over the past few years have been playing so hard and trying to win more than anything that they forgot to have fun. this is their passion and they look like theyre having fun now. watching their reactions to eachother in games and also in practice they genuinely enjoy eachothers company and playing with eachother is becoming seemless.

this team has so much talent that all they really have to do is do what comes naturally. this team was built to fit perfectly together. not forced like miami..it eventually worked for them but the players had to change their game and take a step back or forward. everyone on our team does what they were doing when they were the #1 on their own teams so no heads are butting. Dantoni and Bernie understand that players just need to go out there with the right energy and have fun and thats it. right now its pick up games with some new sets running dantonis offense. imagine when nash is back and dwight is 100% and D gets better....it'll be so much fun.

this is easily the most fun the lakers have been to watch in a long time. when was the last time we put up this many points and shot this well and had this many dunks. great product being put out
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Lakerjones on Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:49 pm

Mike Brown was the worst Laker coach I've ever seen. Worse than Del Harris, worse than Randy Pfund, worse than Dunleavy and Rambis gets a pass because he was a rookie coach and he had to take over at mid-season.

Hamblen may have been worse, but he also gets a pass because he never wanted to be a head coach and just ended up finishing that year off by default ("keeping the coaching seat warm" as he said, for Phil).
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby LakerFanIam on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:01 pm

I'm pretty sure I could have coached this team better than Mike Brown.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:33 pm

The Rock wrote:I cant believe there were some people on here who thought even after Mike Brown's firing this team wouldn't do so well and that "they didnt fit together" or whatever nonsense...we just whooped the candy azzes of two potential 1st round opponents with ease and we didn't even have our starting PG or coach with us. Its addition by subtraction, Mike was holding the team back, once he was gone, everyone started playing comfortably and D'Antoni encouraging players to play to their strengths is the best coaching advice you can give to this group.

Ridiculous..."pieces dont fit" :man10: :man10:



This. You could tell that Mike Brown just sucked the life out of his players. Too much confusion, and "wtf?" looks from even the veterans. Mike was not the guy to inspire greatness, or "rally the troops". I love the Lakers, but it for some reason I hated watching the Mike Brown coached Lakers. It's great to see them back to normal, they look loose, they look like they're having fun, and most importantly they're winning games.

I can't believe people were saying Mike didn't get a fair shot. How many more game did he need to lose? If we left him in for 5 more games we could kiss the season goodbye.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:39 pm

I agree on the Mike Brown coached Lakers, everything was grind it out or it was a loss. Never a blowout, never anything to really get your hopes up for.....

Now with this offense and MDA, whether or not we win a title remains to be seen, but from the looks of things the players are happy and seem to be building confidence in each other now. And on top of that this team is beyond exciting to watch. If the rest of the season is anything like the past two games, the season is going to be one of the most entertaining ones in awhile.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby OX1947 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:44 pm

Pressure killed Brown this year. Which was stupid because he wasnt terrible last year.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby XXIV on Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:24 pm

OX1947 wrote:Pressure killed Brown this year. Which was stupid because he wasnt terrible last year.


He was terrible last year, we just gave him the benefit of the doubt because of the shortened season.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Finwë on Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:42 pm

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I must admit the @Lakers are more fun to watch under coach D'Antoni's system.


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Coach D'Antoni has the @lakers playing a more uptempo offense with great ball movement.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby karacha on Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:51 pm

NBA power rankings has us at #7 right now. Here is their comment:

t's unclear why the Lakers want to replace Bernie Bickerstaff, who went 4-1 as head coach, but the Mike D'Antoni era will likely begin Tuesday against Brooklyn. The Bickerstaff era will be defined a mix of improved offense (especially the last two games), improved defense, improved post-game quotes, Pau Gasol's corner 3-point attempt, and Kobe Bryant's first triple-double in two years.


It seems they are somehow not aware that MDA is the coach and is practicing with the team. :man3:
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Ras Algethi on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:10 pm

^Yeah they mentioned that D'antoni coached them before the game and during halftime in the last two games. He's just not on the side lines because of his mobility.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby D.B. Cooper on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:11 pm

Finwë wrote:
Earvin Magic Johnson ‏@MagicJohnson
I must admit the @Lakers are more fun to watch under coach D'Antoni's system.


Earvin Magic Johnson ‏@MagicJohnson
Coach D'Antoni has the @lakers playing a more uptempo offense with great ball movement.

Eat crow you jealous mofo.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby kray28 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:15 pm

D.B. Cooper wrote:
Finwë wrote:
Earvin Magic Johnson ‏@MagicJohnson
I must admit the @Lakers are more fun to watch under coach D'Antoni's system.


Earvin Magic Johnson ‏@MagicJohnson
Coach D'Antoni has the @lakers playing a more uptempo offense with great ball movement.

Eat crow you jealous mofo.


As the board's biggest Magic critic, I don't feel any anger in seeing Magic happy that we are doing better.

Is D'Antoni still the better choice over Phil in the long run? That question hasn't even come close to being answered, and won't be answered for a while.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby D.B. Cooper on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:31 pm

True, we don't know how Dan Tony will do or how Phillip would of done, but Magic and the rest of the eff around crew need to give Dantony a chance before going on ESPN and Twitter to WMC.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby lakersin4 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:01 pm

Can't wait to see how we do under our new coach. No more of this guy.


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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby XXIV on Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:05 pm

jbiggs wrote:
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solenstyle wrote:My god, Mike Brown really really sucked.

yup very hard


soooo true


It's amazing how someone can be that bad of a coach, he was just common sense bad.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby The Rock on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:29 pm

Even though the defensive stats at the end of the game look horrible, when you look at critical stages of the game, the uptempo pace favors us so well. Mainly because we have so many versatile offensive options but the opposing defense looking demoralized no matter how hard they tried to stop us. Look at each of last 2 games 3rd quarters the defenses play us differently AND STILL we scored on them. Opening up the 4th in both games we've pushed the lead and pulled away mid way through, we've been up double digits most of the time. Teams clawing and expending energy trying to cut down the deficit, eventually run out of gas. Harden looked really defeated in that 4th Q, everyone was scoring ilke crazy and no matter what he did it wouldnt matter since we just got our way.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby XXIV on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:18 pm

^ Exactly, and we don't even have Nash back and teams are having a tough time stopping our team. Especially when MWP has it going we really are unbeatable.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby dj vitus on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:50 pm

I've never heard Staples Center so loud other than early playoff games. We're in what, game 11 of the regular season? It's about time we gave our team some real HCA.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:07 pm

OX1947 wrote:Pressure killed Brown this year. Which was stupid because he wasnt terrible last year.



But he was. Our offense was atrocious. He ran Kobe and Gasol into the ground, and paid for it in the playoffs. I don't think the pressure got to Brown, I just think he had no idea how to utilize our players.

Mike is better suited coaching for a younger team, like the Sacramento Kings.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:13 pm

Brown was just toro-bull... just a video guy way over his head... he just jedi mind tricked his way into coaching the lakers considering he was interviewed by a weak minded fool
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby thkthebest on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:02 am

I don't even think Mike Brown is suitable for coaching a young team. I can't see young and immature players listening to Brown and giving him respect.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:49 am

Dude needs to go to coaching school.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: post in 7 seconds or less

Postby OX1947 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:49 am

Frank Dux wrote:
OX1947 wrote:Pressure killed Brown this year. Which was stupid because he wasnt terrible last year.



But he was. Our offense was atrocious. He ran Kobe and Gasol into the ground, and paid for it in the playoffs. I don't think the pressure got to Brown, I just think he had no idea how to utilize our players.

Mike is better suited coaching for a younger team, like the Sacramento Kings.


Gasol and Kobe threw game 2 and game 4 away. His game plans in that series werent bad. They played great D the whole series except for game 1. I also think Bynum not being able to get the ball on fronts killed us.
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