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fishmike
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11/12/2012  8:41 AM
dk7th wrote:i like the karmic implications of this hire. d'antoni really was a good soldier and professional while here and essentially got shafted (along with walsh) by dolan.

regardless of how you feel about his coaching, he never had the type of squad that was reflective of his ethos in new york. now in los angeles he finally does.

this.. I love how the dude made Chris Duhon look like a stud and people cried because the Knicks didnt defend. Highlarious. People will quickly see the problem was never MDA, it was the Knicks and their players. Of course they were playing pretty well until a certain trade happened, but water under the bridge. After the donkees we had here MDA was refreshing and he will do a great job with the Lakers.
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11/12/2012  8:43 AM
I'm also happy for MDA. Wish him the best in LA. He's a good coach and he has my respect.
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11/12/2012  8:49 AM
happy d'antoni not only is getting another shot but he's getting it with *arguably* the best team in the league. he'll make that offense really fun to watch and when you got a guy like kobe, getting people to play defense will be a non-issue. great hire.
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11/12/2012  8:50 AM
babyKnicks wrote:I love amare, I'm a mda fan, just thought he sucked here...he will be great in LA.

Amare for gasol? I would be devastated and elated at the same time.

Win win for everyone.

Now we can stop talking about mods and nixluva can root for Houston and the lakers and stop crying about those two sucking in NYC,


Fuck the devastation - Amare gave us 3/4 of one good season.
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11/12/2012  8:51 AM
fishmike wrote:
dk7th wrote:i like the karmic implications of this hire. d'antoni really was a good soldier and professional while here and essentially got shafted (along with walsh) by dolan.

regardless of how you feel about his coaching, he never had the type of squad that was reflective of his ethos in new york. now in los angeles he finally does.

this.. I love how the dude made Chris Duhon look like a stud and people cried because the Knicks didnt defend. Highlarious. People will quickly see the problem was never MDA, it was the Knicks and their players. Of course they were playing pretty well until a certain trade happened, but water under the bridge. After the donkees we had here MDA was refreshing and he will do a great job with the Lakers.

Karma - that's a good word to use here. The Lakers will be an elite team only if Nash is healthy and close to the same player he was last year though.
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11/12/2012  8:51 AM    LAST EDITED: 11/12/2012  8:52 AM
fishmike wrote:
dk7th wrote:i like the karmic implications of this hire. d'antoni really was a good soldier and professional while here and essentially got shafted (along with walsh) by dolan.

regardless of how you feel about his coaching, he never had the type of squad that was reflective of his ethos in new york. now in los angeles he finally does.

this.. I love how the dude made Chris Duhon look like a stud and people cried because the Knicks didnt defend. Highlarious. People will quickly see the problem was never MDA, it was the Knicks and their players. Of course they were playing pretty well until a certain trade happened, but water under the bridge. After the donkees we had here MDA was refreshing and he will do a great job with the Lakers.

You are delusional..The Knicks are 22-6 since he left with essentially the same squad...We are ranked first in defense and now considered one of the better teams in the NBA..What am I missing???..

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11/12/2012  8:56 AM
holfresh wrote:
fishmike wrote:
dk7th wrote:i like the karmic implications of this hire. d'antoni really was a good soldier and professional while here and essentially got shafted (along with walsh) by dolan.

regardless of how you feel about his coaching, he never had the type of squad that was reflective of his ethos in new york. now in los angeles he finally does.

this.. I love how the dude made Chris Duhon look like a stud and people cried because the Knicks didnt defend. Highlarious. People will quickly see the problem was never MDA, it was the Knicks and their players. Of course they were playing pretty well until a certain trade happened, but water under the bridge. After the donkees we had here MDA was refreshing and he will do a great job with the Lakers.

You are delusional..The Knicks are 22-6 since he left with essentially the same squad...We are ranked first in defense and now considered one of the better teams in the NBA..What am I missing???..

Wrong coach for the team as it was constructed.

I don't know if Lakes are deep enough this year to really go deep.

But like said, will be fun to watch. It will take time.

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11/12/2012  9:03 AM
Nalod wrote:
holfresh wrote:
fishmike wrote:
dk7th wrote:i like the karmic implications of this hire. d'antoni really was a good soldier and professional while here and essentially got shafted (along with walsh) by dolan.

regardless of how you feel about his coaching, he never had the type of squad that was reflective of his ethos in new york. now in los angeles he finally does.

this.. I love how the dude made Chris Duhon look like a stud and people cried because the Knicks didnt defend. Highlarious. People will quickly see the problem was never MDA, it was the Knicks and their players. Of course they were playing pretty well until a certain trade happened, but water under the bridge. After the donkees we had here MDA was refreshing and he will do a great job with the Lakers.

You are delusional..The Knicks are 22-6 since he left with essentially the same squad...We are ranked first in defense and now considered one of the better teams in the NBA..What am I missing???..

Wrong coach for the team as it was constructed.

I don't know if Lakes are deep enough this year to really go deep.

But like said, will be fun to watch. It will take time.


Agreed. We don't have anyone at the level of a healthy Dwight or Nash but we have a much deeper team.
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11/12/2012  9:03 AM
Good choice. Despite the haters, D'Antoni is an offensive genius and is highly credited as such. Teaming with Nash again, yeah that's a recipe for success. We'll see how it goes. The Lakers are older, but if there's a coach that can get the most out of the role players on offense, he's the one.
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11/12/2012  9:19 AM    LAST EDITED: 11/12/2012  9:22 AM
Amare would get in Howard's way a lot more than Gasol if anything Gasol fits MDA offense as stretch 4.
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11/12/2012  9:26 AM
Solace wrote:Good choice. Despite the haters, D'Antoni is an offensive genius and is highly credited as such. Teaming with Nash again, yeah that's a recipe for success. We'll see how it goes. The Lakers are older, but if there's a coach that can get the most out of the role players on offense, he's the one.

Ben Jobe, one of the authors of aggressive offensive basketball, is a coaching genius.

Mike D'Antoni is the recipient of highly favorable press.

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11/12/2012  9:30 AM
The NBA gets more interesting with this surprising hire. Mike D'Antoni is a West Coast coach and his style could make people remember the Showtime Lakers in their offensive glory. I do wonder how will L.A. handle the defensive issues that will probably set once they fully embrace the SSOL. As many said before, D'Antoni didn't exactly have a team of strong defensive players, but at the same time it can't be denied defense was never stressed the way we knew elite and championship contenders did.

I personally liked D'Antoni and his overall work here while overachieving with terrible lineups. His system made us win more games than we should've, but once we started getting closer to playoff contention, his style was a bad direction for New York. We now have exactly the type of team we wanted for a long time and are playing the type of gritty defense we have craved since the 90's. D'Antoni IS an intriguing fit on the Lakers and with the talent, its hard to see them become a bad defensive team, but it will be interesting to see D'Antoni perform in the playoffs.

Wow is right.

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11/12/2012  9:32 AM    LAST EDITED: 11/12/2012  9:32 AM
When the scrubs start to jack up shots and Kobe is watching this MDA will get the death stare.
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11/12/2012  10:15 AM
congrats dantoni!! you deserve it...
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11/12/2012  10:19 AM
Great hire. MDA and Nash together again.
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11/12/2012  10:21 AM
underachieved with high priced talent
overachieved with yoots and role players.
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11/12/2012  10:21 AM
holfresh wrote:
fishmike wrote:
dk7th wrote:i like the karmic implications of this hire. d'antoni really was a good soldier and professional while here and essentially got shafted (along with walsh) by dolan.

regardless of how you feel about his coaching, he never had the type of squad that was reflective of his ethos in new york. now in los angeles he finally does.

this.. I love how the dude made Chris Duhon look like a stud and people cried because the Knicks didnt defend. Highlarious. People will quickly see the problem was never MDA, it was the Knicks and their players. Of course they were playing pretty well until a certain trade happened, but water under the bridge. After the donkees we had here MDA was refreshing and he will do a great job with the Lakers.

You are delusional..The Knicks are 22-6 since he left with essentially the same squad...We are ranked first in defense and now considered one of the better teams in the NBA..What am I missing???..


It was 18-6 with the same squad (then 19-10 counting playoffs). Now the squad is completely different.
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11/12/2012  10:22 AM
I thought the Lakers fired Brown because they wanted to win a Championship?
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11/12/2012  10:30 AM    LAST EDITED: 11/12/2012  10:30 AM
fishmike wrote:
dk7th wrote:i like the karmic implications of this hire. d'antoni really was a good soldier and professional while here and essentially got shafted (along with walsh) by dolan.

regardless of how you feel about his coaching, he never had the type of squad that was reflective of his ethos in new york. now in los angeles he finally does.

this.. I love how the dude made Chris Duhon look like a stud and people cried because the Knicks didnt defend. Highlarious. People will quickly see the problem was never MDA, it was the Knicks and their players. Of course they were playing pretty well until a certain trade happened, but water under the bridge. After the donkees we had here MDA was refreshing and he will do a great job with the Lakers.

+100

but you do know if they lakers do well, knick fans won't credit dantoni, they will say it was nash that made him look good again....

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11/12/2012  10:30 AM
Swishfm3 wrote:I thought the Lakers fired Brown because they wanted to win a Championship?

Hiring a guy who brought a weaker squad to the conference finals sounds like a good idea then!
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