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08:04 AM ET 11.12 | So much for the return of, as Kobe Bryant calls him, "PJ." From the beginning, the Lakers' brass was uncertain about whether it should be [Mike D'Antoni] or Jackson, with there being an underlying belief that despite what the fans and certain players wanted in Jackson, D'Antoni was a better fit for the team's personnel. [Steve Nash] and Dwight Howard, the centerpiece for the Lakers' future, are renowned for their ability in pick-and-roll sets, which are the foundation of D'Antoni's fast-shooting system. The Lakers were also concerned about how much the team struggled in Mike Brown's read-and-react system and worried it would take too long for players such as Nash and Howard to learn the triangle offense that is also rooted in reading the defense.

The Orange County Register

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November 12, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Full time coach ?????



Totally committed ????

November 12, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Why D'Antoni?




Because Rick Carlisle and Gregg Poppovich aren't available.

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November 12, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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Full time coach ?????Totally committed ????

Two pretty important things when your are hiring someone to coach a professional basketball team...

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November 12, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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Let's see the spins on this....

Mike's hip replacement went better than Phil's. There!!!

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November 12, 2012  08:36 AM ET
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Full time coach ?????Totally committed ????

they said that stuff was not true ..he wasnt asking to take games off

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November 12, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Their offense will be terrific but I hope their defensive lives up to the billing. This is a great opportunity for Mike to win a championship with his unique offense...

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November 12, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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I hope their defensive lives up to the billing. This is a great opportunity for Mike to win a championship with his

The Steve Nash show is back.

November 12, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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So you're saying that the Knicks are a more functional organization than the Lakers?

the knicks look smart....right now they are the best team in the east

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November 12, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Why D'Antoni? Because Rick Carlisle and Gregg Poppovich aren't available.

No, its because you have in Brat Buss a replica of Jerry Jones in that they surrond themselves with spineless coach such as Switzer, Phillips, or Mike Brown and Mike Dantoni. They also believe top heavy in on the job training with endless tenures as Owner/VP/GM. The Lakers better hope they don't duplicate Jerry Jone's precieved success of not winning a playoff game since 1997, then outlandishy pronouncing I'm doing a great job and I don't see a need for a change and we'll keep doing it this way!

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