If memery serves me correctly, that whole this roster fits MDA's style was said.
People keep saying they feel sorry for Mitch....why? He constructed the roster last year and felt that MDA's style fit. Then this summer, he brought in the roster that would fit MDA's system after a proper training camp.
People keep saying that MDA deserves credit for what he was able to do with this roster.....uh, its cause the roster was made to fit his style. Then they want to use the injuries excuse! Coach is in charge of managing minutes and in doing so could keep a team afloat through key injuries. But we have no point guards! Maybe Mitch should have looked to add more durable PGs knowing MDA's system. Maybe, MDA needs to place less duress on PGs and more on creating more efficient offensive schemes.
But what can MDA do in terms of personnel when the cap is taken up by players that aren't even playing (ie Nash). See what Phil did with B. Grant's contract still on the books after we amnestied him. In fact see what a real coach did with a team that had talents like Kwame, Smush, Brian Cook, Devean George, Aaron McKie, Slava, Luke Walton and LO as the 2nd option. With that team, Phil had Kobe lead them to a 45-37 record. Last season, Kobe and Dwight were mostly healthy and MDA got a similar record.
So I'm sorry you guys...but seriously spare me the sob stories for the Lakers. Our injuries and the way this roster was constructed were all self-inflicted. Our roster is so poor, cause Mitch constructed it this way. Our injuries are so plentiful cause MDA can't manage minutes worth a damn.
So both Mitch and MDA aren't victims here of mere circumstance and bad luck....the only guests that have a right to attend this pity party are the Laker fans...Jimmy, Mitch and MDA aren't attending, they're hosting.
Now can someone help me find a 3 stooges aka Laker FO meme...