last stand wrote:for being dwights mouthpiece rudolph sure seemed to whiff on everything. who says he's still dwight's mouthpiece. are we calling him dwights mouthpiece in order to continue being chicken littles? i sure think so.
i really hate some of our fans right now. grow a damn ball sack for godsakes, get off your periods, your hormones are making this site and thread annoying
Vash i'm not talking to you, you've been level headed in your complaints, as with Rush and Lakerjones.
kray28 wrote:Magic is just giving a voice to what is in my heart...what is in a lot of our hearts. But our voices don't have the credibility his does.
The optimists are thinking "How bad could it be? Give the guy a chance"
The rest...well they know the reality. The window is short, you need to win now, and Phil was the only one who could see it through.
Anyone else...all bets are off. This is not an indictment or even a criticism of D'Antoni, but he is not on Phil's level, he doesn't have the credibility to keep a superstar locker room together, not through the pressure and the adversity that is inevitably going to come.
I hope D'Antoni can do it....as a fan, that's my only hope, but 25 years of being a Laker fan...seeing the DNA of a championship team...I can tell it's not in the cards, not with D'Antoni. In life there are no guarantees, with Phil it wasn't a slam dunk either, but it was more probable than not.
The other thing...the elephant in the room, is keeping Dwight. Simply put, Phil keeps Dwight, Pringles, not so much. Again, I'm not saying for certain that Dwight wallks, but when his media/twitter mouthpiece reacts so angrily to the hiring...I only have to believe that Dwight is not happy with it, not when Phil was on the table too.
Vasashi17 wrote:Lakerman JSJ wrote:Magic Johnson signed onto Twitter, then wrote:The reason I haven't tweeted in 2 days is because I've been mourning Phil Jackson not being hired as the Lakers head coach.
Magic is going back to his playing days...he's going in...he is relentless....I like it!Arash Markazi: Magic Johnson: "I love the Lakers but I feel they have made two critical mistakes in hiring Mike Brown and hiring Mike D'Antoni." Twitter @ArashMarkazi
Arash Markazi: Magic Johnson: "I love Dr. Buss but I don't believe in Jim Buss." Twitter @ArashMarkazi
It just has to be said....D'Antoni, I got nothing against the man. I wish him well...and that's obvious cause I want the Lakers to do well.
But why is D'Antoni even in this predicament?...its cause someone put him there. Someone mishandled this situation. So instead of fans unified for this hiring...we're divided.
But if we love our organization, we can't let shenanigans get in the way. Jimmy may do some good things and we know he does bad things...but the more he hears it, the more he makes an effort in righting the ship...towards a 'ship. He really needs to come correct for the fans. As much as Dr. Buss has given us, we've too given back to this organization. He can't just inherit the fans, like he inherited this organization. He needs to earn our support!
After Game 1, during which the Mavericks hit 9 of 20, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he was “banking on” Dallas not continuing to shoot 45 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Jackson suggested the Mavericks would eventually come back closer to their regular season average of 36.5 percent.
The Rock wrote:Mitch made a trade for a backup C and he still ran Pau out there for 40+ mins a game when Bynum was out. Shannon was shooting 20% from 3 point land and he let him shoot 3s left and right, I could go on and on. MDA increases the value of players in our systesm and it favors Dwight and Kobe a lot...at the end of the day you want a system that makes your best players easy to do their best and MDA's system does that. It is extremely hard to teach the triangle in midseason
Instead of coming up with a defensive scheme to stop Dallas from hitting 3s he was saying this
http://lakers.ocregister.com/2011/05/08/jackson-needs-more-maverick-misses/54467/After Game 1, during which the Mavericks hit 9 of 20, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he was “banking on” Dallas not continuing to shoot 45 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Jackson suggested the Mavericks would eventually come back closer to their regular season average of 36.5 percent.
Phils last year with the Lakers came down to exhaustion..... both of the roster and it's coach. That in combination to a hungrier team with less mileage on it that got hot..... it's not like anyone slowed them down.... they roared thru the West and took it to a very athletic and talented heat team.
Phil is not a defensive minded coach........ his approach is to control pace and allow his stars to have a bigger factor on a slower paced game while trying to squeeze out what he can by spot bench players with a system that helps mask their overall basketball pedigree. That philosophy masks his deficiencies on the defensive end by controlling and slowing the pace majority of the time. That is essentially playoff basketball once it gets down to it..... if you are not good at more half court slowed down pace someone is going to beat you before the planned parade.
MDAs system amplifies defensive issues by increasing the pace IMO........ you have to have quick footed players that pride themselves on that end of the floor for MDA to match the type of play that will be needed to go where they want to go which is the finals. If they run that offense at a good to great efficiency they will mask their speed issues...... if they don't it's going to get really ugly because with the increased pace it will compound our defensive issues which is mostly because of foot speed and hustle.
King of Clutch wrote:Does anyone have a streaming source for this?? I wanna hear what he has to say.
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