Jim on the hiring : "We all think coach Mike D'Antoni is a better fit to our roster compare to Phil "
Thank you Jim Buss for ruining our season !
I am so utterly tired of this pathetic complaint. "oh my god, Jim is going to burn this franchise to the ground." He got Brown wrong but when are people going to understand... Dr. Buss was the major driving force in this decision. He's on his way out and more than anything wants to see his franchise get another ring, Problem is he wanted to see his baby reborn.. showtime. Whether he was delusional or simply wrong, that's what he wanted Great play maker, great scorer, great all around big, great post anchor/highlight reel. He thought those were the ingredients to a ring.
Obviously he got it wrong.. very wrong. IMO Jim also preferred MDA. The same smug dude who's been banging your sister for years and has really been just as big as the Laker franchise itself. Something tells me Mitch would have gone with Phil.
Either way, this is all on the shoulders of the players. Defense, energy, hustle, drive, and passion can't be taught. Dwight is very limited in offense. Nash is very limited in defense. Kobe is either scorching hot or ice cold. Pau is missing. Ron is still a one on one player first. Jamison is old.
A better coach would be the difference between a playoff team vs champion. This utter [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] that we are seeing falls on the players. There is zero reason Dallas, Utah, Minny, Portland have better records than us. Whn you have as much talent as we do, there is no excuse to cover this. Hell, Vinny Del Negro is a average coach but the Clips are a premiere team.