fkmikebrown wrote:phil or sloan. i'd be pretty happy with either (but voted phil, for what it's worth)
That's me, too. I'm pretty bummed that I hear they are even reaching out to D' Antoni. Very bummed actually.
D'Antoni is a poor fit for this roster, IMO. That and his teams play zero defense.
For me it's Phil, Sloan or bust.
I voted for Sloan. I would love Phil but I'm not sure he is more ideal than Sloan. First - there's the dynamic between him and Jim, which is definitely not ideal. Second, there's something about this roster that has Sloan written all over it. The combination of ball dominant, pick and roll point guard in Nash, with monstrously active pick and roll big in Howard, plus the mutual admiration society between Sloan and Kobe . . . I just think it could work perfectly.
I love Phil and he's the best coach ever, bar none. But there's something that worries me about trying to go back to the same well over and over (and over, in this case).
There's the Nash factor, which I guess would work out but isn't quite ideal in the triangle. Then there's the Artest factor -- he doesn't really get the triangle. Then there's the Pau Gasol quitting on Phil in the playoffs factor. Will Pau play for him again?
Those are all the things I have concerns over. But even with those concerns of course I would take Phil back in a heartbeat if he was up for coaching this team. How could you say no?