He'll bring this organization back to glory and will bring stability, having cap space and kobe retiring obviously helps a lot
I mean for Mitch to offer him the job after one interview and interviewing no one else, he must've killed
THEY ALREADY HAD A RELATIONSHIP
What makes Ollie or Messina experienced compared to Luke, since that's a major complaint of yours?
If you actually watch Ollie's teams at UCONN offensively they aren't even that great. That one year they did well they rode Napier. His teams play defense really well though.
If you wanted Messna, why don't you want Blatt. Blatt would beat Messina's teams in Europe with a less talented roster supposedly. Anyway his teams in Europe offensively weren't that impressive either, but that was before his stint with the Spurs. He probably learned a lot the past two years.
At least Luke coached a team at the NBA level and he'll bring those principles that are being run in GS to the Lakers.
How can anyone complain about this?
How? I really hate this argument.
Sure Mark did some good things, but he ultimately held them back.
Their jump in wins from the 2013-2014 season to the 2014-2015 season was probably one of the biggest if not the biggest jumps in the wins column for any team in history.
They went from something like 12th in offensive rating to 1st in offensive rating. That's a ridiculous jump, with the same players. They went from being a team with one of the least amount of passes overall in the season to one of the most in a season.
The improved defensively too.
Sure it's fair to say the players got better, but you could use that same exact argument to say that's the reason Jackson improved GS record. The players got better/matured. It still doesn't explain how big of a leap the team made (12th to 1st in offense).
Mark Jackson probably will never get a job with a NBA team again I'm serious. His best shot is with the Kings or some team that is really undesirable.
Edit: I totally forgot. They went from losing in the first round to the clippers to a NBA championship. I'm done.
I also suspect they'll get much better players due to all this cap space this summer and people like Worthy will point to that as the reason for the improvement.
Byron was the worst coach ever especially from an X and O standpoint. Scott literally did nothing well as a coach. Absolutely nothing.
It's clear by the list they had of potential coaches this time around, they wanted a vet coach as a stop gap to keep Kobe happy his last two years. Hence all those horrible options that came out 2 years ago like Hollins, Scott, Dunleavy, etc.
Fair. Neither side going to budge on their opinion and I get it. Can't prove either side as true or not.