Re: The value of great coaching $$$$$$$$
I think it's more the value of good coaching. It doesn't take the greatest coaches to win NBA championships. It certainly helps, but even good ones can do it. The Lakers problem is Jim Buss's ego and him trying to make a name for himself by doing it his way. It's obvious this guy doesn't know basketball well. If the Lakers would've hired even just a good coach that would run a system based around his players strengths then the Lakers would be playing just fine.