Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby MC on Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:39 am

revgen wrote:No offense to Coach K, but the guy is 66 years old (2 years younger than Phil), and he's never coached an NBA game in his life. Sure, he's coached Team USA, but that's not the same as coaching an NBA team that's not chock full of superstars.


oh I know that lol......

age is a number that isn't even correct, biological age is not the same as calendar age, if you really want to get down to the nuts and bolts but I do understand the concern in that regard.... The guy still has a lot of energy for his "age" but of course this is would be a pipe dream anyway.

My real point was that you need a strong personality that can counter act the ridiculous nature of our FO now..... LA has lost some of it's luster IMO as a destiny for high profile FAs....... I really do believe the late Dr.Buss had some influence in that regard for other players to believe in...... not sure that is true anymore. I don't think the majority of the names that have been brought up, outside of guys the likes of Pop (age 64, 2 years younger than coach K by the way ;)....) which is an even bigger pipe dream than my suggestion lol, does that even if they are fine coaches in their own regard....... IMO our FO is now a serious handicap rather than a strength in the recruitment process and that scares me for the future right now....even with cap space or high draft picks

As far as not coaching in the NBA...... I think that is over-hype...... it's more important to have the personality that can garner respect from players than the x's and o's themselves...... the x's and o's is the easy part when dealing with the professionals.....more about personalities and how you galvanize than pure strategy IMO...... Jackson for instance was not the strongest x's and o's guy.....he had a staff to help him with that part ;)
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby revgen on Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:18 am

I'm not talking about X's and O's. I'm talking about the NBA.

He's going to be coaching 82 games, not 30 games.

He's going to be coaching grown men, who are looking to get paid. Not kids going to college.

He's going to be coaching playoff series that can last as long as 7 games, requiring adjustments from game to game.

He's 66 years old and he has no NBA experience at all. Phil played in the NBA for 12 seasons before he ever became a coach, so at least he knew what the hell he was getting into when he started and knew how to connect with NBA players. Coach K doesn't have a clue.

Players will respect him as a college coach. But when it comes to understanding the NBA, they will have a hard time seeing eye to eye with him.
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:28 am

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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby CarolinaLakerFan on Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:58 am

Popovich. He may want to come once Timmy retires.
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby revgen on Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:20 pm

Doc Brown wrote:Frank Vogel


I like him too. I don't see him leaving Indiana. He and the Indy FO don't have any issues like Thibs and Chicago are rumored to have.
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby Mr_Hollywood_Line on Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:45 pm

Officially changing my vote to "anyone but Dumbtoni."
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby Finwë on Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:49 pm

Thinking only of coaches that are actually available, I'd love to have both of the Van Gundy brothers.
I don't know if they'd like coaching a team together, but they are both very smart guys and I like what each brings to the table.
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby Toklat on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:18 pm

I want Jeff Van Gundy simply because I am starting to grow tired of our team looking so lost on defense. We have athletic guys that seem to want to play. I know we don't have an intimidating presence inside but there is no excuse for our weak unorganized defense. A good defensive coach would have them playing better defense after one practice.
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:38 pm

Toklat wrote:I want Jeff Van Gundy simply because I am starting to grow tired of our team looking so lost on defense. We have athletic guys that seem to want to play. I know we don't have an intimidating presence inside but there is no excuse for our weak unorganized defense. A good defensive coach would have them playing better defense after one practice.

While I agree with your overall premise, I disagree. When we are poorest defensively (at the start of games), we have absolutely limited athleticism. Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and Pau Gasol are among the poorest athletes at their respective starting positions. Nick Young is an "athlete" but has never been known for his defense. Which leaves us with Wes Johnson, who is undersized for the position he plays.

So if you think about it, we have essentially the opposite of optimum players at each position defensively. Our second unit is a different story, we do have athletes. Coincidence that we tend to do better with them on the floor?

While I can't stand MDA, I am also able to see that we don't have the personnel to be defensively elite/ JVg won't change that, neither will Thibs.
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby pound4pound1 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:50 am

Stu Lantz...he seems to know everything :jam2:
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:23 am

pound4pound1 wrote:Stu Lantz...he seems to know everything :jam2:


Yes.... and that's why he won't be a coach. :man10:
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby khmrP on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:25 am

as long as Jim isn't the one who spear heads the decision, we should be fine.
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Re: Who would you choose as the next Lakers head coach?

Postby Sirron on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:52 am

khmrP wrote:as long as Jim isn't the one who spear heads the decision, we should be fine.


Let the basketball minds do their thang! :jam2:
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