‘I laughed,’ Jackson said. ‘It was humorous to me when Mitch said that we think that Mike is a better coach for this group of guys.’ Someone please give the number of the guy who brainwashed Mitch Kupchak, because I am going to find him and I am going to kill him. I would not only be laughing, I would also suggest getting your eyes checked because you obviously are oblivious to Phil Jackson being arguably the best coach in NBA history and winning 11 championships. I would say lets compare that to Mike D'Antoni's resume, but there is nothing to compare with. The man hasn't even made it to the finals yet.
All this talk about having to trade Dwight Howard, signing and trading Dwight Howard, trading Pau Gasol or Amnesty Kobe is making me sick. When you look at the talent the Lakers had, their should be no question that if anything goes wrong with the season, the coach should be the one to blame and not the players. Without a good coach, the team is nothing. You can ask the big man himself, Dwight Howard said in his exit interview that he felt "Marginalized" by D'Antoni. Kobe said earlier in the year that the offense wasn't working. D'Antoni said that Pau would not fit in the offense he wanted. Pau came back and played fine in the offense and they did better than they had all season. D' Antoni was wrong on everything! He is not the coach that is going to take the Lakers to the promise land. Keep Kobe. Keep Dwight. Keep Pau. Fire Mike D'Antoni's ass. It's championship or nothing for the Lakers and if Mike D'Antoni is your head coach, It will be nothing.
It's funny to me that D'Antoni fired his assistant coaches, Bernie Bickerstaff and Chuck Person, to cover his sorry ass and have someone to blame for their unfortunate season. I can just see him saying at the end of season like don't worry I can use my assistant coaches as scapegoats because they were part of Mike Brown's staff and that will be a perfect excuse. You can even tell that during timeouts, his players don't even pay attention to him because they know he is an idiot. So your really going to come in and change an offense that won Phil Jackson 5 championships because you feel its better with the squad you have,okay, and just one more question Mr. D'Antoni, what college did you attend? Who taught you that once things are going good, to just change and go a completely different way? Please tell me.
I would of loved to be with Phil Jackson when Mike Kupchak told him that he thought Mike D'Antoni, the guy who has not been to the finals in 10 years of being a head coach, would be a better fit for the Lakers team because I would of been on the ground laughing my head off and giving Kupchak so much credit for the joke.
The issue for the Lakers is not the players! It is all the coaching! the offense, the defense, and everything else having to do with the Lakers being as bad as they were with the talent they had this season. As much as every Laker Fan wants Phil Jackson to come back and be the coach again, I know for a fact that they would be better just getting rid of Mike D'Antoni and hiring a different coach. Just to leave you guys with a little humor, here is a picture of Phil Jackson laughing at Mike D'Antoni's coaching with Jeanie Buss