November 19, 2010; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Knicks head coach Mike D

Lakers Make Bad Situation Worse, Hire Mike D’Antoni

It’s official. The Los Angeles Lakers have officially made a bad situation worse by hiring Mike “I-run-a-style-of-ball-that-will-will-never-win-a-title” D’Antoni as their next head coach.

For a team that has had issues with defense it makes no sense to bring in a coach that knows less of defense than the Kardashian family does of taste.

For a team built around dueling seven-footers and a dynamic perimeter scorer it makes no sense to bring in a coach that never utilizes either in his pickup ball style of offense.

But hey, it’s Jim Buss and this is what we should expect. Desperate move after desperate move without any clear goal in sight other than cashing his Daddy’s inheritance checks.

According to reports D’Antoni’s deal is worth $12-million over three years. Obviously he comes in much cheaper than Phil Jackson but if history has proven anything D’Antoni will be lucky to see two full years of that deal and we’ll be lucky if we see anything more than another disappointing playoff exit.

In case you can’t tell I’m none-too-pleased with this move.

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers Mike D'antoni

  • Rene Demonteverde

    To the author, why dont you just close your yap first and see the results in the regular season ? If Kobe Bryant thinks D`Antoni is a good coach then maybe he will cooperate with him more than Mike Brown. They are the ones in the locker roorms and the court. So keep that trap shut first and after the regular season if it fails then you can moan, whine and complain to your heart content.

    • Mylan

      What’s Kobe supposed to say? I love D’antoni but hate him as a coach? of course not, he’s going to play good guy just like he did with Brown… EVERYBODY knew Brown was a horrible hire and this is more of the same…Good guy but wrong coach…He quit on the Knicks mid-season b/c he couldn’t handle the pressure…

      • bajoy dumlao

        shut up!

  • Mac

    I noticed that this blog is on page 4 for Google results for “Lakers blog”. It’s not surprising when the page takes forever to load, as it is absolutely bloated. It practically freezes my computer.

    The other problem is that Chris Shellcroft is writing the majority of the articles and his overly negative attitude towards the Lakers is ridiculous. I am all for having a balanced, realistic, and sensible analysis of the Lakers, but reading this blog is like listening to Bill O’Reilly, it is just negative as fuck. Where is the joy in life? Where is a shred of optimism?

    I have this blog bookmarked because a few years ago it used to be a very good read. It is absolute shit now.