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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 6h
Some background on the Dan D'Antoni hiring at Marshall. That is his absolute dream job. Has no connection to his brother's status in LA


Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 6h
Regardless of whether Mike D'Antoni was on solid or shaky ground in LA, Dan was taking the Marshall job.


Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 6h
Yes, Mike D'Antoni did consult with Marshall administrators on their search. He recommended his brother, Dan :)


Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne 6h
There is currently no meeting scheduled between the Lakers and Mike D'Antoni. As we've been saying, decision was going to take time (weeks?)
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:04 pm

That's a tweet I saw earlier that made go 'wow'. I don't know if she's just guessing, but if not, weeks? What takes weeks about this, either you know you're moving on without him because he sucks, or you know you're moving on with him although he sucks. He does suck though, it's a scientific fact.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:08 pm

:man10:
For what it's worth, the Lakers also clinched the Pacific Division, an achievement Bryant dismissed by saying "We don't hang divisions." No, only the big NBA championship banners are considered wall-worthy for the Lakers.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:13 pm

LOL. Ramona does guess, Weezy; she guessed and tweeted to Blake's wife she thought he wouldn't get traded before the trade deadline; well, we know how that turned out. I post her tweets, but I ONLY put stock into Bresnahan, Woj, Stein, and Berger, honestly. Matter of fact, Bresnahan is the one who intially broke the story about Blake being traded...anyways, take it for what it's worth...
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:21 pm

maybe theyre waiting to see what draft pick we get
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby 432J on Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:33 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:maybe theyre waiting to see what draft pick we get

good point

but still it's pretty alarming that there isn't even a date set for a meeting
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby Weezy on Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:37 am

432J wrote:
CaCHooKa Man wrote:maybe theyre waiting to see what draft pick we get

good point

but still it's pretty alarming that there isn't even a date set for a meeting


I think that's all the more reason to fire him now. I don't want him having any input on who we draft (like taking a PG over a big to fit his "system", or a "stretch" 4), and I don't want that player if he's a top 6 pick having his first learning in the NBA under this clown. I'd want that player taught to value defense, and consequences for taking bad shots, not praise for it. In the end I'm at least pretty confident Mitch will take the best player available regardless of system, but I still don't want this clown coaching them.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby Center Court on Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:48 am

Weezy wrote:
432J wrote:
CaCHooKa Man wrote:maybe theyre waiting to see what draft pick we get

good point

but still it's pretty alarming that there isn't even a date set for a meeting


I think that's all the more reason to fire him now. I don't want him having any input on who we draft (like taking a PG over a big to fit his "system", or a "stretch" 4), and I don't want that player if he's a top 6 pick having his first learning in the NBA under this clown. I'd want that player taught to value defense, and consequences for taking bad shots, not praise for it. In the end I'm at least pretty confident Mitch will take the best player available regardless of system, but I still don't want this clown coaching them.


Draft pick but more importantly we're waiting to see the fate of current coaches: Vogel

If the only choices are the ones we have now, I want Byron
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby trodgers on Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:18 am

When I read D'Antoni to Marshall, I was ecstatic. Took me a few hours to realize my mistake. :man6:
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:08 am

Weezy wrote:That's a tweet I saw earlier that made go 'wow'. I don't know if she's just guessing, but if not, weeks? What takes weeks about this, either you know you're moving on without him because he sucks, or you know you're moving on with him although he sucks. He does suck though, it's a scientific fact.

There's a TON of rumors about coaches in the playoffs right now who are on hot seats. They're probably waiting to see what the coaching field looks like before firing D'Antoni and moving forward with the list of guys out there right now.

I'd guess they've got an eye on Vogel and/or Mark Jackson.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby Savory Griddles on Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:19 am

Center Court wrote:
Weezy wrote:
432J wrote:
CaCHooKa Man wrote:maybe theyre waiting to see what draft pick we get

good point

but still it's pretty alarming that there isn't even a date set for a meeting


I think that's all the more reason to fire him now. I don't want him having any input on who we draft (like taking a PG over a big to fit his "system", or a "stretch" 4), and I don't want that player if he's a top 6 pick having his first learning in the NBA under this clown. I'd want that player taught to value defense, and consequences for taking bad shots, not praise for it. In the end I'm at least pretty confident Mitch will take the best player available regardless of system, but I still don't want this clown coaching them.


Draft pick but more importantly we're waiting to see the fate of current coaches: Vogel

If the only choices are the ones we have now, I want Byron


Why do people want Byron? He has worn out his welcome everywhere he's coached. His crowning achievement is leading the Nets to the Finals in a time when the Eastern Conference may be weaker than it is now. Just because he's an ex-Laker doesn't make him a good coach. He has a career winning percentage of 44%. Players tune him out.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby lakerfan2 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:26 am

If we take McDermott in the lottery because of him, I'm going to punch his ovary.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:52 am

lakerfan2 wrote:If we take McDermott in the lottery because of him, I'm going to punch his ovary.

If we somehow end up taking 6th or 7th, I might go with McDermott honestly.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby lakerfan2 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:06 am

therealdeal wrote:
lakerfan2 wrote:If we take McDermott in the lottery because of him, I'm going to punch his ovary.

If we somehow end up taking 6th or 7th, I might go with McDermott honestly.


Over Smart and Gordon?
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:26 am

lakerfan2 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
lakerfan2 wrote:If we take McDermott in the lottery because of him, I'm going to punch his ovary.

If we somehow end up taking 6th or 7th, I might go with McDermott honestly.


Over Smart and Gordon?

I'm not a fan of Smart and I think he's got more long-term potential than Gordon.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby LakersN4 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:40 am

If we end up keeping D'antoni Gordon might actually work out.. He has bust written all over him but with that athleticism he could fill that Shawn Marion role as the undersized PF who can use his athleticism to rebound but can also knock down the 3 & defend.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:48 am

LakersN4 wrote:If we end up keeping D'antoni Gordon might actually work out.. He has bust written all over him but with that athleticism he could fill that Shawn Marion role as the undersized PF who can use his athleticism to rebound but can also knock down the 3 & defend.

I think he's too smart to bust. He'll be an NBA player. I just think McDermott has a lot of long-term potential because he's a very smart kid, he's a good scorer, and he strikes me as an adaptable player. If he ended up in San Antonio he'd have a great career I think.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby LakersN4 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:04 am

therealdeal wrote:
LakersN4 wrote:If we end up keeping D'antoni Gordon might actually work out.. He has bust written all over him but with that athleticism he could fill that Shawn Marion role as the undersized PF who can use his athleticism to rebound but can also knock down the 3 & defend.

I think he's too smart to bust. He'll be an NBA player. I just think McDermott has a lot of long-term potential because he's a very smart kid, he's a good scorer, and he strikes me as an adaptable player. If he ended up in San Antonio he'd have a great career I think.

Want no part of McDermott.. Looks like he won't be big or athletic enough to play PF (even under D'antoni) & won't have the athleticism or speed to hang with SF's.. The guy averaged .01 BPG & .02 SPG.. Safe to say his defense is non existent.. All I've seen from him is the ability to shoot the 3 ball.. Good pick if you're looking for a role player but if we end up using the 6th pick for a role player that would be pretty disappointing.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:14 am

If we end up with the 6th pick I wouldn't mind any NBA player with the power to stick around. McDermott will do that I believe.

You want no part in him and yet at 6 the two you mentioned also have enormous flaws. I like Gordon, but he's got a lot of problems and will be a project. Smart doesn't have the speed to play in the NBA or the jumpshot to justify that lack of speed.

McDermott is right up there with the others as far as NBA preparedness goes. He'll be fine.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby jlkr on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:24 am

Ah, that could be the reason for waiting ... some current playoff coaches could be the hot seat if their teams don't advance.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby LakersN4 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:37 am

therealdeal wrote:If we end up with the 6th pick I wouldn't mind any NBA player with the power to stick around. McDermott will do that I believe.

You want no part in him and yet at 6 the two you mentioned also have enormous flaws. I like Gordon, but he's got a lot of problems and will be a project. Smart doesn't have the speed to play in the NBA or the jumpshot to justify that lack of speed.

McDermott is right up there with the others as far as NBA preparedness goes. He'll be fine.

I'm in favor of trading the pick if Exum doesn't fall to 6.. & I'd even consider trading Exum.. I didn't mention Smart.. I was just pointing out that if Gordon pans out he could be a good fit for D'antoni's system in the Marion role.. Would definitely rather trade the pick for a known commodity that has already proven to be a star player like Love or Kyrie.. Parker & Wiggins are the only players in this draft I'd keep the pick for if it's optional.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:26 pm

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therealdeal wrote:If we end up with the 6th pick I wouldn't mind any NBA player with the power to stick around. McDermott will do that I believe.

You want no part in him and yet at 6 the two you mentioned also have enormous flaws. I like Gordon, but he's got a lot of problems and will be a project. Smart doesn't have the speed to play in the NBA or the jumpshot to justify that lack of speed.

McDermott is right up there with the others as far as NBA preparedness goes. He'll be fine.

I'm in favor of trading the pick if Exum doesn't fall to 6.. & I'd even consider trading Exum.. I didn't mention Smart.. I was just pointing out that if Gordon pans out he could be a good fit for D'antoni's system in the Marion role.. Would definitely rather trade the pick for a known commodity that has already proven to be a star player like Love or Kyrie.. Parker & Wiggins are the only players in this draft I'd keep the pick for if it's optional.

Why would Cleveland or Minnesota trade a pick though for their star if the pick isn't a top 3 pick?
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby 432J on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:25 pm

i'd take mcdermott but only if we get a low pick and miss out on wiggins, parker, embiid, exum, etc
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby lotus on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:30 pm

Weezy wrote:
432J wrote:
CaCHooKa Man wrote:maybe theyre waiting to see what draft pick we get

good point

but still it's pretty alarming that there isn't even a date set for a meeting


I think that's all the more reason to fire him now. I don't want him having any input on who we draft (like taking a PG over a big to fit his "system", or a "stretch" 4), and I don't want that player if he's a top 6 pick having his first learning in the NBA under this clown. I'd want that player taught to value defense, and consequences for taking bad shots, not praise for it. In the end I'm at least pretty confident Mitch will take the best player available regardless of system, but I still don't want this clown coaching them.

They are probably also waiting to see what coaching pool is available. Indiana's coach is on the hotseat if rumors are correct.

Also, yes, they need to keep him away from input on the draft pick. A firing would be good.
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Re: Mike D'Antoni Discussion: "I was an idiot..." (155)

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:56 pm

If he hasn't been fired by now it's either one of two things.... we're not unhappy with his performance given the injuries or that they are trying to negotiate a buy-out of his contract before they bite the bullet and swallow another coach's contract.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised that he's back next year and has had input in our offseason. I'd be sickened..... but not surprised.
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