November 12, 2012

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

So . . . it's D'Antoni for the Lakers coaching vacancy.

Have to admit I am a bit surprised at that. I figured Jackson was a shoo-in. Apparently Jackson is surprised as well.

posted by holden at 10:51 AM on November 12, 2012

I don't think Jackson asking, from the outset, for time off, road trips off, and personnel-decision power, etc., as he apparently wanted, worked in his favor. Sounds as if he believed it was nothing more than a formality for him to say he'd do it and the job was his.


posted by dyams at 11:14 AM on November 12, 2012

If Jackson wants to come back, fly his ass to Toronto and see what he can do with this bunch. If he gets to .500 at any point in the season, he's the greatest coach ever.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:48 PM on November 12, 2012

If he gets to .500 at any point in the season, he's the greatest coach ever.

It stuns me that Colangelo is still in his job. He's given big money to a lazy big guy (Turkoglu), a big guy rebounds at a prolifically bad level (Bargnani) and a guy who scores a little but does nothing else (DeRozan) and is on, what, his 6th wing, all of whom have flopped? Outside of inheriting and then losing Chris Bosh, there hasn't been a long-term move the guy has made that has worked out positively.

Phil Jackson is a demi-God, but without a GM who sees the forest from the trees, this team is sunk for a while.

posted by dfleming at 01:18 PM on November 12, 2012

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