Ha, great move. His offense is garbage. He wasnt fit for this job. I know Nash hasnt played, but as a Lakers fan Mike Brown was not the answer
wow, lets ee who gets the job. SOmeone get phil on the phone.
Someone get Mike D'antoni on the phone
With the age of the roster and the players I don't think this is a good fit. Mike is a fast break, offensive minded type of coach. Lakers are sixth in offensive efficiency.. Mike isn't the right fit, but still an upgrade I guess.
Jerry Sloan, Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw...
Not in any particular order but I think those 3 are the best candidates out there. I don't think they will ride with Eddie Jordan because of that weak princeton...
1) I hope Spo give Riley and Mickey Arison a hug after getting this news. They stuck with him.
2) The Lakers have started poorly because they have not stopped anybody from scoring. In their four losses, they have given up 415 points. The offense will eventually work itself out, but there is no reason to go from Bynum to Howard if not for the defensive impact.
With BTP. The offense has been woeful, but their defense has been abysmal. Mike Brown is the fall guy today, but if Phil doesn't come back, what then? Jerry Sloan seems like the most capable, but their perimeter defense will continue to struggle.
I know he was stinking it up but fired after 5 games lol? Miami wasn't playing up to the standards everybody heralded them for when they first got together. They should have at least gave him more time. I hope they give Jerry Sloan a shot if Phil doesn't bite. Sloan is a great coach and I would love to see him back in the league. I have a feeling they might go with Brian Shaw or Mike D'Antoni due to him and Steve Nas history together. Plus Kobe loves D'Antoni as well
Hopefully its not D'Antoni... He has an exciting fast break offense, but defense wins championship. From the Suns - NY. We all know what happened he never really got far.
they really cant give him more time....if they wait too long it would basically be a lost season. nah, they had to dump him quick, so they can look to see if they can get any player personnel before trade deadline. while I dont agree that Brown was answer I dont believe he was the totality of the problem either. They have other issues. Whoever the new coach is, he needs to push to make some moves to try and acquire some decent players that will help with the issues they have.
Doesn't Brian Shaw have a contract with Pacers? Could he even get out of that? Also don't you think they fired Brown with his replacement already in line ready to go? So I'd imagine we know within the next 24-48 hours
Lakers can hire whoever they want as long as it's not the Zenmaster or Jerry Sloan. (:
There are people in Miami that still want to see Eric Spoeltra go.....But Miami hasnt Nearly as Disfunctional as the Lakers are....The Lakers are bad on both offense and defense...They Lack speed,lack consistent outside shooters and lack depth......
Miami problem was that Lebron & Wade were so use to having the ball in their hands...But Once they figured how to get out of each other's way,and who was the main man,things got better.......
Hire Stan van gundy just to see the look on Dwight's face
Best move the Lakers have made all year
how could they possibly think d'antoni would be a good idea? didnt they see the knicks play at all last year? find a way to get sloan in there.
can't coach if they woun't listen, (kobe throws a tantrum and gets what he wants)
but it had gotten so bad that this is the right move,
On twitter Shaq mentioned Mike Fratello as a possible candidate, just throwing that out there. I don't have much insight as to how he likes to run his offense, etc. but interesting to note that despite never winning an NBA championship he ranks 18th of all NBA coaches in Wins with 667. Also Nate McMillan has been mentioned.
I'm not sure it's realistic for Phil Jackson to return to coaching so soon, but then again the Buss family can offer him alot of money. Jerry Sloan at his age, will probably not want to deal with the headache that comes with coaching Kobe plus all the scrutiny that the LA media can put on him, so I think he is out. Mike D'Antoni would definitely fix the broken offense, but these Lakers have been atrocious on the other side of the ball. It's possible however, that confidence in their offensive philosophy under a coach as well respected as D'Antoni will motivate the guys to step it up on the defensive end. I want to point out as well that D'Antoni isn't required to run the hell out of the ball on offense either, he runs a good pick and roll style offense besides his "7 seconds or less" Phoenix Suns stuff. I like Brian Shaw, I thought he was the man for the job initially after Phil Jackson retired, so I wouldn't be dissappointed in a young guy like him filling the position. He is a guy who Kobe really respects and that could take this team a long way and give it some real leadership, although I'm not sure how his contract with the Pacers would factor into this.
That being said and assuming Phil is out of the picture (otherwise he is my choice), I have to go with Mike D'Antoni. He is a well established coach in the league with a ton of playoff experience, coaches the US olympic team so he has gotten to know Dwight, Kobe and obviously has a good relationship with Steve Nash. I think he would provide the leadership neccessary to coach a veteran team like this, and I think they would step up their effort on the defensive end, because thus far there has been none.
Bring back phil.bring back phil.bri
One idea that I would not be keen on is Phil Jackson as some sort of advisor and a younger Head Coach under him. Phil returning as Head Coach is the best move they can make but there is history between him and Buss Jnr, imagine Phil, New Head Coach, Buss Snr, Buss Jnr, GM Mitch, Kobe, D12 all wanting their input that could be chaos! Having a younger guy as an Assistant who Phil would groom to take over would be an all together better idea.
Phil on a two season deal to tie in with Kobe and Pau's current deals plus he would still be there next season which would be helpful to ensure D12 resigns is my prefered option. If not then try to get Brian Shaw back if the Pacers would release him. If neither of these are available then could someone like Derek Fisher be an option, he played alongside Kobe for 13 seasons, knows the franchise well, the triangle offence etc, he has been a leader of the players' union so has some leadership experience there. Fisher as an assistant alongside Phil Jackson would be perfect in my book.
My nagging feeling could Jim Buss maybe look to make some sort of powerplay here and try to get a guy in who has his vision of the Lakers. We know the history between him and Phil plus with Buss Snr being 78 years old now, Jim Buss will take a more active role in the franchise in future years. Whilst his father would want the current dynasty to continue, Jim Buss may be looking post Kobe and want a younger long term coach in.