Originally Posted by bladefd
Honestly, the biggest thing that hurts this team is lack of coach. As a fan, I have hard time seeing what direction the team is going and what their vision is going forward. I honestly feel the Lakers should have had a coach in place the weekend before the draft..
I'm still baffled why they passed up Lionel Hollins. He is a coach with a great resume and experience coaching successful teams with a similar makeup of what Lakers could potentially have. Of course, Memphis had better defensive players like Marc, ZBo, T.Allen, Prince but offensively Lakers have a very similar team + higher scoring team.
Not sold on Byron Scott.
And if they had been sold on Byron Scott, we probably wouldn't have drafted Randle. Who, still in my opinion, is a steal at the #7 pick.
If we were getting Melo+Lebron (the not happening scenario) then maybe Byron Scott would have made sense.
I agree, I don't know why we don't have a coach still, I wonder if we should ask Mitch to coach the team as interim and just screw the season so we can get another good pick next year while some other coach gets let go.
Kevin Ollie probably wouldn't be a bad choice after we fall out on all the big name FA.
we are probably going to end up either trading for another coach, or offer another team's assistant coach our head coaching position at this rate though.