Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Who gets your vote?

Jerry Sloan
17
10%
Stan Van Gundy
25
15%
Jeff Van Gundy
45
27%
George Carl
14
8%
Byron Scott
17
10%
Kurt Rambis
7
4%
Someone else
38
23%
 
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:23 am

Nailing the next hire is just getting a guy who is a respectable coach. Hollins is that guy from a fan/FO perspective I think. But Karl is the guy that players generally like playing for.

I hope we go with Hollins over Karl. I hope we bring back the assistants that we have now. I hope that Phil comes in to the FO. And I hope we utilize some of the assets we have out in the field. Guys like Magic and Kareem have said they'd be willing to help. Why aren't we accepting that offer? What possible reason could we have for that?
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:01 am

I think for recruiting reasons we need a known entity at the coach. Karl is that and players like to play for him. He's played up-tempo and slower defensive style.....or he coaches to his players abilities rather than forcing players to play his style. Guys like Kaman and Hill would not rot on his bench......
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Postby LakerJack on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:28 pm

Byron Scott.
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Postby OX1947 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:30 pm

Lakers have to get Thibs in Chicago. I can not think of anyone else more perfect for the Lakers. If not him, then they need to find a new guy. No more retreads. Lakers always fail with retreads.
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Postby Aonex on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Anyone in the college ranks worth going after? Pete Carroll's recent success made me think that the jump from college to pros doesn't always have to end in failure... then again, different sport.
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Postby LakersN4 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:37 pm

Karl, Hollins, SVG, all would be solid choices.. But I think if Thibs or Carlisle don't become available, we really need to go with the current trend of hiring assistants that are on the rise & find the next Thibs/Vogel/Joerger.
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Postby bigdog2013 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:28 pm

No SVG, he basically runs the same offense as MDA. There was a reason Pat Riley fired him.

George Karl would be a nice choice or Bryon Scott. Kobe has history with Scott.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby S.R.05 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:02 am

Aonex wrote:Anyone in the college ranks worth going after? Pete Carroll's recent success made me think that the jump from college to pros doesn't always have to end in failure... then again, different sport.


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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby juninho on Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:44 am

Don't think any of the big name coach is enough for us. I don't want a small ball team so no to Karl. Stan Van Gundy has problems with his players and i m not sold on Hollins yet. Don't think Jeff Van Gundy will ever return to coaching. Bryon Scott is just another Mike Brown type of coach.

We need to find our own Thibs/Stotts/Vogel/Hornacek etc. There must be some diamonds among of the assistants in Nba.
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Postby Aonex on Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:52 pm

How about we pull a Nets and have Nash coach the team since he'll be on salary for the next three years anyway. :man11:
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby bigdog2013 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:47 pm

juninho wrote:Don't think any of the big name coach is enough for us. I don't want a small ball team so no to Karl. Stan Van Gundy has problems with his players and i m not sold on Hollins yet. Don't think Jeff Van Gundy will ever return to coaching. Bryon Scott is just another Mike Brown type of coach.

We need to find our own Thibs/Stotts/Vogel/Hornacek etc. There must be some diamonds among of the assistants in Nba.



stotts was a HC before and he sucked. Have you watched any of these teams? Stotts and Hornacek play small ball. Thibs & vogel are more grind it out teams.

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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby Mookie on Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:02 pm

Phil Jackson would coach in right fit

That's my guy. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Bring back Phil next season, tank this season, get a young superstar with a decent cast of Kobe & Co. Phil might win another.
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Postby LakersN4 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:09 am

Mookie wrote:Phil Jackson would coach in right fit

That's my guy. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Bring back Phil next season, tank this season, get a young superstar with a decent cast of Kobe & Co. Phil might win another.

I don't think it's a coincidence this comes to light right after we take worst loss in franchise history.. If it's an option I would agree with firing D'antoni today.
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Postby Big Mamma Jamma on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:37 am

I'm a huge believer in Larry Brown. If he came to the Lakers he would immediately be the best coach in the NBA. He seriously would do wonders for this squad even with its shortcomings. SMU is really performing well under him.
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Postby LAKEROC on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:41 am

^ Let's for sake of amusement, say Phil comes back on a 2 year deal with something such as ownership stake or a front office position as well or in the future. How will this work with our upcoming draft pick? Phil as we all know, hates rookies, and doesn't like to play them. We all know Exum is insistent on getting minutes his rookie year, and doesn't want to sit and wait. This seems like it wouldn't work out, unless one was willing to acquiesce to the other.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:02 pm

Rooscooter wrote:I think for recruiting reasons we need a known entity at the coach. Karl is that and players like to play for him. He's played up-tempo and slower defensive style.....or he coaches to his players abilities rather than forcing players to play his style. Guys like Kaman and Hill would not rot on his bench......


I would want SVG or Hollins; however, I think you present the most realistic scenario. If Karl is available, I think we will go in that direction. He's an upgrade over MDA, has a similar outlook philosophically on offense as MDA but he'll do a better job developing/integrating defensive principles, IMO.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby bigdog2013 on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:40 pm

Karl would be nice. He took a crappy denver team to 54 wins last year.
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Postby DarthRekal on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:30 pm

Mark Madsen.. Jimmy will do it
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby XXIV on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:49 pm

Big Mamma Jamma wrote:I'm a huge believer in Larry Brown. If he came to the Lakers he would immediately be the best coach in the NBA. He seriously would do wonders for this squad even with its shortcomings. SMU is really performing well under him.


Best coach in the NBA? :man10:
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Postby Big Mamma Jamma on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:18 pm

XXIV wrote:
Big Mamma Jamma wrote:I'm a huge believer in Larry Brown. If he came to the Lakers he would immediately be the best coach in the NBA. He seriously would do wonders for this squad even with its shortcomings. SMU is really performing well under him.


Best coach in the NBA? :man10:


Laugh all you want but tell me who is a better teacher and strategist than Brown. He's a Hall of Fame coach who has won both at the college level and the pro level. He gets the most out of the talent he has. I would say the only other coach in his zip code is Pops in the league today.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:02 am

Except I don't think Larry Brown is an LA coach. He's strict, mean, and rides his players like animals. I don't see him fitting well with a personality like Kobe and I don't think he'd do great with the media of LA.

He's more fit for a small market.
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Postby gcclaker on Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:18 am

Karl.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby Center Court on Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:29 am

I think Byron Scott is the next guy.

First of all, he is a quality coach. He didn't deserve getting fired in Cle or NO. CP3 loved playing for him as did Kidd. A team who doesn't care to work their [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] of on D is not going to respond well.

LA Connection. Kobe connection. Would do wonders for a guy like Wiggins or Exum who can D up.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby Big Mamma Jamma on Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:36 am

therealdeal wrote:Except I don't think Larry Brown is an LA coach. He's strict, mean, and rides his players like animals. I don't see him fitting well with a personality like Kobe and I don't think he'd do great with the media of LA.

He's more fit for a small market.


He did coach the Clippers so he's dealt with the media in LA and Detroit isn't small by any means or NY ... but I understand your point. I think at least he would be better than MDA. At the end of the day I couldn't care less about the media, it's more about winning. He can do that and has proven that over and over again.

It could be that college and other things may have mellowed him out. You should read some of the most recent articles about him. He sounds so different ... so grateful for the opportunity SMU gave him. I think that is a far cry from where he was several years ago. Coaching college may have also helped him relate to the young player.

As far as Kobe ... he respects greatness and I think would welcome a disciplined approach. Plus, Brown is a proven winner, which is all that Kobe cares about.

I'm sure it won't happen, but for a young team I think Brown would be great.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby therealdeal on Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:21 am

I just disagree with you. I'm not saying that Brown isn't a great coach, I agree that he is. I think there's situations where he'd be great for a player/team, but it's not the Lakers.

He's not just disciplined, he's a disciplinarian. He yells and ridicules and gets in your face for mistakes. That's good for kids who don't have direction. He'd be a good fit for the Cavs probably, but for a seasoned veteran and a proven winner like Kobe, I don't think yelling is the way to go. No way. I'm sure Kobe would respect him, but they'd always be butting heads. I'm not sure at this age that Brown would be up for that.

If you want to bring in Brown once Kobe is gone and we have a rookie and maybe one vet who hasn't proven he can win yet (Love or something) then maybe that makes more sense.
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