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08:09 AM ET 05.10 | Among a cast of options in L.A., though seemingly not as long as the parade in Houston, is the Rockets' former coach Rick Adelman. Adelman was just fired by the Houston Rockets. Adelman, who will be 65 in June, has loads of experience. He's also been the coach with the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings. He runs an offensive system called "corner," similar to the triangle, with more spontaneous pick-and-roll plays. Adelman took the Trail Blazers to the NBA finals twice, losing in 1990 to the Detroit Pistons and 1992 to Jackson's Chicago Bulls. Adelman is considered particularly good at working with big men and commands the respect of his players. Also, he has coached Ron Artest twice, in Sacramento and Houston.

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May 10, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Here we go again with this! What ever happened to Brian Shaw being the successor?

May 10, 2011  08:13 AM ET

By the way, I'd like to install a system called the square. It's got four times the potency of the triangle and the corner.

May 10, 2011  08:18 AM ET

I could see Adelman coaching those guys....They would be better offensively but I wonder how well they will do defensively....

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May 10, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'd like to install a system called the square.

LOL. Yeah an offense named after you!!! That's great!!

May 10, 2011  08:47 AM ET
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will be a bad move if kupcake hires shaw

Agree, the Lakers (Buss) have the money and are not afraid to go over the cap. The Lakers will hire a good coach and then go out and reload with good, young players!!!

May 10, 2011  08:48 AM ET

He might come back.... i don't think he left on good terms getting swept in the playoffs....

May 10, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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He might come back.... i don't think he left on good terms getting swept in the playoffs....

Yeah I agree, it wasn't a good thing to get sweep in the playoffs, but he had to know that it wasn't going to go (Lakers in the finals three year (2008/2009/2010 in a row) on forever!! The Lakers need to reload just like the Celtics.

May 10, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Don't come to LA, Bro.

May 10, 2011  09:16 AM ET

first of all... get a point guard then, call dwight howard if he's interested of going hollywood... then ship bynum + shannon brown or odom

May 10, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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Don't come to LA, Bro.

Doesn't do much for you, eh?

May 10, 2011  09:17 AM ET

i think adelman is a better complement to zen... jst see houston rockets... evn if theyre short of men ths guy, still figures out how to win...

May 10, 2011  09:19 AM ET
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your jst all talk bro no thinking????

Don't come to LA, Bro.

May 10, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Don't come to LA, Bro.

your jst all talk bro no thinking????

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May 10, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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But Adelman is not just a former Rockets coach. He is a former Warriors-Blazers-Kings-Rockets coach. Quite different from Rudy.He has loads of experience in terms of post-season play in the Western Conference.
He would be a very good catch for the Lakers.

I think you are right. The guy has done a damn good job when he has the pieces.

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