Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Any pressure would come from the self entitled, demanding fans that think we need to be a contender every year. As long as this lakers team is made up of guys with 1-2 year deals, what are we to expect? They won't start truly rebuilding until Kobe retires, and at the same time we will not be able to contend either because of Kobe's contract. Bit of a tough situation.
All that aside, welcome Byron Scott! Lets see which new young players can develop this season.
Im not expecting them to beat the top 8 teams but Im hoping and praying that they will compete hard every game.
moving on, Im intrigued on whe will they get as assistant coaches and scouts etc.
Im hoping they will retain Mark Madsen. The guy is smart, hard working and can bring in fresh ideas. You then combine him with a veteran like Larry Drew who was decent at Atlanta and more importantly had ties with the Lakers before.
Worthy can help tutor Randle with his neat offensive moves and footwork.
Nash should tutor Lin in actually be a better PG and not just an attacking player.
Bring in a shooting guru like Chip Engelland, the guy is a really good shot doctor.