Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Donkeyboy2190, Jan 23, 2013.
Enjoy the lottery
those assholes will probably win the #1 pick
They will still make the playoffs. Kobe won't let them stay this bad.
I hope the Lakers can salvage this season. I really do, but goddamn they are sucking right now.
Some people are already asking that Dantoni be fired. I'm sure having 3 head coaches on the payroll would be a great idea
Griz pwn the Lakers after their big season-changing meeting in my hometown
I'm a Griz season ticket holder and where am I?
Goddamn downtown LA.
Kinda disappointed. This is a normal thread. I expected all the trolls to come out. That being said, they're fighting now and it can't be hidden anymore. They're an old team that has the absolute wrong coach for their personnel.
They shouldn't have hired him in the first place.
Don't get too excited. I wouldn't be surprised if the Lakers somehow traded Artest and Jamison for Rudy Gay.
Jim Buss needs to swallow his pride and do the right thing, get Phil.
No point in trolling really. Even the Lakers fans like myself admit that the team sucks balls right now. Not sure why anyone would get upset about someone pointing that out.
Yeah, he really should have just paid the fucker whatever he wanted.
Jerry Buss would've made it happen. Jim is not good for the team long term.
Yeah, not hiring Phil was pretty weird.
It wasn't the not hiring for me so much as it was the way they handled it. He asked until Monday and they called him in the middle of the night to tell him they went somewhere different.
Phil was asking for too much. He wanted part ownership and wanted the ability to have his assistants coach when he wanted. Fuck that shit.
A small stake in ownership, according to the LA Times. The terms were not specified.
Complete personnel control. According to Ric Bucher of CSN Bay Area, Jackson wanted executive VP Jim Buss to give up control of basketball operations.
He wanted Brian Shaw and Scottie Pippen on his coaching staff. Shaw is currently an assistant with the Pacers, and is widely considered one of the best assistants in the league. It's unclear what it would have taken to bring him to LA.
He wanted travel restrictions, including allowing assistants to coach games and run shootarounds, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo!. An ESPN report this morning said Phil never intended to skip any more road games than he did in past years, however.
He would have earned a lot more than D'Antoni. ESPN says salary was never discussed, but Jackson may have earned somewhere around $10 million per year, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! mentioned in a column over the weekend. D'Antoni will make $4 million per year.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/phil-jackson-reason-lakers-hire-dantoni-2012-11#ixzz2IrSeWX3o
Yeah I heard all this. But, damn. He's got 11 titles. Give him what he wants. (With the possible exception of an ownership stake...I mean, damn Phil. You're already fucking one Buss. Let's not get greedy.)
They'll be fine. You'll be bitching. Tough noogies