He needs to hire a completely new staff this time around to address his weaknesses. The Lakers has no offensive scheme for three years with him trying something completely different every year and the team only knowing the basics with no counters at all and players constantly confused.
Vlade and Luke are friends/former teammates and he wants to stay as an NBA coach.
He seems well respected around the league but I don’t remember much from his stint with the Pels. He or Lue seem like the guy. I’d take either over Kidd or Jackson but that goes without saying.
I’m fine with either one as long as they have a well rounded staff.
His rotations were befuddling and the in-game decision-making was not sharp. That said, the Pels won 15 fewer games the year after he left, so he might have been doing things right that were hard to recognize. But there was definitely an expectation at the time the Pelicans hired Gentry that he'd be a huge improvement.
https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/MSB_12286.html?nlid=83992031But Magic’s abrupt resignation one week ago left Buss with a mess — and a clear task. After an unprecedented six straight seasons of losing, as James nears his 35th birthday in December, there is a justified clamor to break from the outdated Lakers tradition of restricting their outreach to job candidates with well-established Lakers ties.Perhaps that looms somewhere in yet-to-be-announced future plans, but the signals so far point to Buss allowing Magic’s top aide, Rob Pelinka, to assume greater responsibility and run the team’s basketball operations.
Which would be the worst mistake of her tenure.
Pelinka is already running the Lakers’ search for a new coach. The opening was created when Luke Walton willingly surrendered the final two years of his contract after months of withering scrutiny and pressure, largely instigated by Johnson’s well-chronicled criticism in November, once presented with a better opportunity and more tangible support from the woebegone Sacramento Kings.
In numerous rival organizations, there is both shock and relief that the Lakers haven’t responded to events of the past week by chasing the likes of Golden State’s Bob Myers, San Antonio’s R.C. Buford and Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti before they go looking for a new coach.
“This alleged incident took place before Luke Walton was the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. At no time before or during his employment here was this allegation reported to the Lakers. If it had been, we would have immediately commenced an investigation and notified the NBA. Since Luke Walton is now under contract to another team, we will have no further comment.”
None of those names gets me excited at all, not to coach Lebron. Any one of those means Lebron will continue to coach the team. This all fkn sucks. Juwan Howard? Tye Lue? Jesus Christ.
Maybe the lesson to be learned here is don't wait 2-3 years to wear your jerseys.Just hope the Knicks do something right this year.
Bought Melo jersey and never wore it.
My kid and I were gifted Porzingis jerseys and he was traded before we worn them.
Now i'm about to cut the cord but this is one of the most exciting offseasons for us in a while.
May have to keep cable if we get some big FAs. If its like Butler and Gasol then nvm lol.
Juwan Howard actually comes from a really good coaching squad in Miami and has experience coaching Lebron (Lue also but I think Howard knows how to utilize Lebron better)
Lue or Monty wouldn't be my first choice by any stretch but i'd be alright with either, at least they are credible. Ive resigned myself to the fact that so long as Bron is on the team they aren't going to go too outside the box for a coaching hire. Kidd shouldn't even be in the discussion for ANY NBA coaching jobs, and Howard is intriguing but Im not sure they can go with a 1st year guy again.