Originally Posted by DukeDelonte13
A very uncharacteristic panic move for sure. I still just can't wrap my mind around why the F the lakers would jeopardize their season with D'antoni, especially with what happened with the Knicks. I mean they had to have known what a huge risk it was.
I think pride got in the way with getting Phil jackson..but I also believe Phil Jackson would have wanted 10-11 mill just to coach and would have wanted GM like duties.
After that, you have a bunch of old school coaches that can't adjust to the new school ( Sloan) I would have just rode out with Bickerstaff who had them pretty balanced.