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

Who gets your vote?

Jerry Sloan
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10%
Stan Van Gundy
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15%
Jeff Van Gundy
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27%
George Carl
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8%
Byron Scott
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10%
Kurt Rambis
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4%
Someone else
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23%
 
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:32 pm

IMO they will not make a coaching decision until they have a better idea of how the 2014-15 team will shape out.

They'll look at Kobe and attempt to retain a handful of key guys on this year's team, then see if can we snag someone in the draft and/or make a trade or free agent signing for a big name player.

If only some of those happen (i.e. we don't get a free agent and/or NBA ready draft pick), then it makes more sense to hold on to D'Antoni.

Not so much because it benefits the team as much as they really have no reason to fire him. It makes more sense to let him expire, because 1) we're paying him and 2)the team is not a contender. Unless we are in WIN NOW mode and a more suitable coach for the team is available, he will ride out his contract. We are not in win now mode as currently constructed.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby LOL on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:23 am

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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:05 am

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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby khmrP on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:28 am

I too wish for Thibs, his team seems to always play hard and play the right way regardless of who's there or not. Rivers sucks, guys get to much credit cause he only started winning with he got the big 3 and all of a sudden he considered a genius and all time great coach, dude sucked in Orl and definetly sucked in Bos before that trade happened, matter of fact he was there during their worse season ever the seaon before and his head was on the chopping block. I'd consider Sloan, he's a hard arse and is old school but he too seems to be a coach who could get the most out of his players IF they're not pre maddona's like Deron.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:45 am

khmrP wrote:I too wish for Thibs, his team seems to always play hard and play the right way regardless of who's there or not. Rivers sucks, guys get to much credit cause he only started winning with he got the big 3 and all of a sudden he considered a genius and all time great coach, dude sucked in Orl and definetly sucked in Bos before that trade happened, matter of fact he was there during their worse season ever the seaon before and his head was on the chopping block. I'd consider Sloan, he's a hard arse and is old school but he too seems to be a coach who could get the most out of his players IF they're not pre maddona's like Deron.


^^ Last year when I brought up Sloan you said he was too old. Last year I felt like he would be a great coach for a veteran squad but I don't think he's a good fit at all with a young roster. Nash, Howard, Gasol, Kobe, MWP - yes I thought he could do a lot with that team, but not what he's going to be left with after this season.

I would love Thibs. But unfortunately that seems like total pipe. At any rate, I still feel like Antoni needs to be canned by the end of the year at the latest. There's no point in going forward with a guy like that.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby khmrP on Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:56 am

^^^Sloan is OLD and is oldschool that is why I said we have to have players who will buy into his ways no questions asked otherwise he'll lose players attention too and get burnt out.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby 432J on Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:26 pm

khmrP wrote:^^^Sloan is OLD and is oldschool that is why I said we have to have players who will buy into his ways no questions asked otherwise he'll lose players attention too and get burnt out.

exactly why sloan would be a terrible choice

the players are spoiled and would quickly lose interest in playing for an old school, abrasive type coach like sloan. old school doesn't work anymore in the NBA, the players all prefer playing for coaches who take a softer approach to the game. which is why guys like sloan and skiles are out of jobs
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby XXIV on Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:28 pm

George Karl and JVG would be my top two choices out of realistic possibilities.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby nduri on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:35 pm

Derek Fisher or Steve Nash
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby nduri on Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:38 pm

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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby LakerJack on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:44 am

Wonder if Karl would help or hurt with fa Mello. I still like Scott better than anyone available.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:19 am

XXIV wrote:George Karl and JVG would be my top two choices out of realistic possibilities.


This…. I think Karl would be looked at….. JVG not so much. Ownership wants an exciting brand of Ball in town for better or worse. That was evident from the way Phil was treated IMO. The old man never really cared for the Triangle offense if it wasn't a 70% chance of winning a championship. JVG's style isn't exactly up-tempo and exciting. Karl on the other hand….. has coached both defensive and offensive teams to some decent success over the years. He'd be the best target IMO as he's got experience and would have the respect of the team immediately.

Finally, I think MDA's contract is guaranteed to a certain degree…. not sure how much ownership wants to pay 2 coaches again. I think he has enough cover in injuries that he stays….. unfortunately.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby karacha on Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:23 pm

Karl is a regular season coach IMO. To me, this would be a lateral move.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:42 pm

I wish we weren't potentially on our 3rd coach because I would definitely look at trying to go after a young guy with some fire to win. Frank Vogel type.

If we are going on our 3rd coach, that's a big risk to take in working out. Our next coach has to stick or we are in some trouble.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Magic Skywalker on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:02 pm

As many have said, I'd love to have Thibs if he's available, but I don't think he'll be available.

Other than that, I think SVG could be a great choice, but I think there is some risk with him. SVG did an awesome job with the Magic, but he was a guy who was always calling the plays, not letting the players decide, which is something I'm sure many players wouldn't like very much (admittedly, his Magic team was constituted by a lot of very high talented players but with little to no brain).

I think George Karl could be an interesting choice. He's had a few PO upsets against him, but in the case of Denver, I think the simple fact of being in a position to be upsetted is quite an accomplishment. He did do a great job taking the Sonics to the Finals one, it's just that those Bulls (with Phil as coach) were just better. I don't think he'd be a bad choice.

I don't like Jerry Sloan, I never liked Jerry Sloan and probably I'll never like Jerry Sloan. I just don't like the style of play he teaches.

JVG would be a nice choice. He's been out of the business for quite some time, but I think he did a good job with both New York and Houston.

Lionel Hollins would probably be a decent choice. Not the best, but certainly not the worst.

If we were to hire Mike Dunleavy I might get an urge to kill everyone on the Lakers organization. Going from Mike Brown to Mike D'Antoni to Mike Dunleavy would be the lowest moment of this great franchise (we should just make a rule that prohibits the hiring of anyone named Mike, just to be safe).

Phil or Pop would be awesome, but it's definitely not happening. Better not even think about this possibility

If Fisher retired and decided to coach, I would be happy to take the risk of hiring him as head coach. But I admit this is me thinking more with the heart than with the brain.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:12 pm

The Van Gundys would be a great choice. Hire them both, make one head coach and the other top assistant.

Keep Rambis around. Groom Mark Madsen.

Hire Phil as VP of Basketball Operations.

Draft the best kid we can with our pick.

Sign whoever we can with our money.

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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby lakerfan2 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:13 pm

I do know so much about Karl. I think we'd just seem a similar, run and gun offense.

I'd give JVG/SVG a chance. Both of them actually would be fun.

Rambis to go back to a triangle offense, slow it down for Kobe. With Phil's "mentoring".
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby pound4pound1 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:24 pm

just bring back Del Harris
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Rooscooter on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:26 pm

karacha wrote:Karl is a regular season coach IMO. To me, this would be a lateral move.


Well..... if there is a better coach out there that has won a championship that is AVAILABLE I'd like to know who it is. He's not my first pick but knowing that the ownership group want up-tempo I think it will be a guy like him.

He's been to the finals and coached top defensive and offensive teams. Pop and Carlisle aren't available and they are probably the only 2 I can think of who would meet ownerships requirements that I'd take over Karl.

JVG and SVG both would be very good choices but I just don't see the front office going to a system that makes the Triangle look exciting. At least Karl isn't a pick and roll coach.... that doesn't get anywhere. His playoff failures are at the hands of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone.....

If we go with a guy like Scott or a rookie we all will know that they have committed to a "long road" back... I don't see a team ready listening to a rookie on winning in the post season. Karl has as many post season wins as anyone available....
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby lakerfan2 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:42 pm

Rooscooter wrote:
karacha wrote:Karl is a regular season coach IMO. To me, this would be a lateral move.


Well..... if there is a better coach out there that has won a championship that is AVAILABLE I'd like to know who it is. He's not my first pick but knowing that the ownership group want up-tempo I think it will be a guy like him.

He's been to the finals and coached top defensive and offensive teams. Pop and Carlisle aren't available and they are probably the only 2 I can think of who would meet ownerships requirements that I'd take over Karl.

JVG and SVG both would be very good choices but I just don't see the front office going to a system that makes the Triangle look exciting. At least Karl isn't a pick and roll coach.... that doesn't get anywhere. His playoff failures are at the hands of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone.....

If we go with a guy like Scott or a rookie we all will know that they have committed to a "long road" back... I don't see a team ready listening to a rookie on winning in the post season. Karl has as many post season wins as anyone available....


i don't know what's Larry Brown's situation in college, but he would be one of choice.

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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby revgen on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:03 pm

therealdeal wrote:The Van Gundys would be a great choice. Hire them both, make one head coach and the other top assistant.

Keep Rambis around. Groom Mark Madsen.

Hire Phil as VP of Basketball Operations.

Draft the best kid we can with our pick.

Sign whoever we can with our money.

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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby Azndude2190 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:38 pm

I see a lot of names being thrown around, can we get a poll up?

I want to see if there is a coach that people on this board can generally agree upon.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby karacha on Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:41 pm

Larry is 73.

About Karl -- he's a good coach. I still think Stan would be better. And his offense is not boring either. If he could get his brother on board to teach defense, we would be awesome. Those are the only guys I would support 100%. Others... I either don't care about them that much, or they are great coaches but not available.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach?

Postby karacha on Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:47 pm

OK, here is a poll for you guys. You can vote for two, that makes it more interesting. I included people who would be available. Not coach Pop, or Thibs or someone who already has a good job. Make it as realistic as possible.
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Re: Who's the next Laker coach? (NEW POLL, VOTE FOR 2!)

Postby Azndude2190 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:05 pm

I voted for Karl and Sloan.
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