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Why D'Antoni's the problem in L.A.

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08:02 AM ET 01.23 | In the eyes of many, Mike D'Antoni's short tenure elicits more questions than answers. Once he said he doesn't need this job and he can always go play golf. The question now becomes a legitimate one: Is his heart in this? Why isn't he doing his job as both coach and teacher? Why isn't he making adjustments? Or coming across more alive than dead? Have you ever seen anyone look so befuddled? It's as if he is hell-bent on destruction, his system trumping talent if it cannot fit into his approach. How do you bench [Pau Gasol]? Insanity. ... He promised Showtime, but who knew he was talking about the opposition? In fact he promised a lot, and has yet to deliver anything.

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January 23, 2013  08:06 AM ET

PJ's looking better and better. This is what happens when you let your ego get in the way, Buss.

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January 23, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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true dat, that was on the radio show on ESPN radio last night; that the one person to blame more than anyone is Buss because of his dislike of Phil Jackson.

It's a sinking ship and not even Philip could have saved it.

January 23, 2013  08:29 AM ET

So many issues that you just can not point the finger at one person or thing that has caused this fiasco.

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January 23, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Another day another Lakers drama story. With how Mike mismanaged talent in New York and now LA, I am apt to believe he's not a real coach. He just allowed Nash to do his thing when he was in his prime... but Nash in almost 100 now. His basketball smarts alone is not enough to deliver wins. Couple that with a person that's not a natural coach and you get the picture...The well is empty Laker fans.... here's to your next coach!

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