Lets Go Lakers wrote:Lakerjones wrote:frankrj wrote:Phil will not come in mid-season when he was dissed like this. He deserved better treatment than that. If it happens, that means ALL 3 decision makers were wrong? Jim, James, Kupchak about taking the team into a showtime type team. I don't see that happening.
Agreed all the way. I wouldn't put Kupchak's name in the hat with these hirings though. We know good and well that he has been relegated to mouthpiece and clean up man. If Mitch were in charge of the decisions regarding coaching hires he already stated that he was interested in Adelman last year. He always had a good relationship with Phil, too, so he would either gone with him or I think he would have at least pondered some other options. Given Mitch's basketball knowledge I think I can safely say D' Antoni was probably not his idea. I have serious doubts that the architect of this team's personnel would truly believe that D' Antoni's system would be the best possible fit of all the available head coaches out there. That BS he was forced to spin about Showtime 2 you could tell that even he didn't really put any credence in. That was total damage control once again.
Agreed. I seriously doubt a man of Kupchak's basketball knowledge would hire D'Antoni given our personnel. Maybe it was Jerry who suggested the hire because he wanted a "Showtime" type style again? He's in bad health and on his way out so you can understand if his judgment is a bit bad. But someone should've put a clamp down on this before it happened. Or does Jim truly run the show and Mitch is just a yes man for Jim?
^^ Ding, ding, ding. I think you've got your own answer there, Let's Go Lakers.