Murdock wrote:We don't have to play run and gun ... as Mike said it is about flow, cuts same as triangle just not that structured ... he plays european style of offense and we don't run and gun here ... we just move, set picks pass ... this team doesn't as it should
we were rigid with Phil either ... mainly when Kobe was isolating ... it's players fault not Mike's
Kobe only isolated when the other plays broke down or his teammates were not hitting shots, which hasn't changed.
As for D'Antoni not preaching the run and gun mentality, I do remember a post a few days ago about him telling the Lakers to push tempo during a timeout when it was their defense that was sorely costing them the game. Sure, he may also teach certain plays and such, but his base mentality of pushing tempo remains the same as it always has. The stats also show that the Lakers have one of the faster tempos in the NBA this season, far faster than last season.
Anyway, this point is moot since D'Antoni is the coach and Phil will never coach the Lakers again.
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