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Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

Posted on: May 12, 2011 5:09 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2011 5:28 pm
 
The Lakers are reportedly interested in Rick Adelman to serve as their head coach. rick-adelman

Posted by EOB Staff

With Phil Jackson expected to retire and end a Hall of Fame career, but with the Lakers still with a championship-worthy roster, the search for the next coach in Hollywood is kind of a big deal, even bigger than it normally is. And while Brian Shaw was the presumptive favorite, given the disappointing and altogether unsavory end the Lakers met in the playoffs' second round, there's talk of some of the bigger names being brought in.

The top of that list? Rick Adelman. From ESPN:
 
NBA coaching sources on Thursday described the Lakers as "very interested" in Rick Adelman as a candidate for the position.

Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw has the public endorsement of Kobe Bryant and is regarded as by far the strongest in-house candidate for the position.

Yet sources say Lakers officials are intrigued by the Adelman option, not only because of his history of success in Portland, Sacramento and Houston but also his reputation for thriving with veteran teams and the similarities between Adelman's "corner" offense and Jackson's "triangle" offense.

Beyond Shaw and Adelman, sources said, L.A.'s list of potential targets is only just taking shape.
via Sources: Los Angeles Lakers 'very interested' in Rick Adelman - ESPN Los Angeles.

Adelman taking over the Lakers would be pretty bitter for Blazers, Kings, and Rockets fans who supported Adelman against "the Empire" over the past ten years.  But at the same time, Adelman's constantly been winning and producing with teams with far less talent, and if anybody deserves a shot at a one-off championship with a loaded, veteran roster... well, it's Jerry Sloan. But after him, it's Adelman, and trying to sell the Casual Sunday Lakers on Sloan's militant approach is a no-go. Adelman has credit with the players, a system similar to the triangle, at least in some regards, and experience. 

Adelman's going to have his pick of jobs. But the Los Angeles Lakers, with another year of Kobe, Gasol, Odom, and possibly Bynum? He's not going to find a sweeter job than that.
Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 14, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

..Just let Kobe be the coach, and Fisher the assistant...

yet another retarded post by sman.




Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

90 isn't 100.
I was being charitable to the Nets.  They had no chance of beating either Sacramento or LA.


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Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: May 14, 2011 11:41 am
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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: May 14, 2011 5:44 am
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

90 isn't 100.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2011 3:01 am
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

And I love how someone thinks that the refs cost the Kings a title. The refs cost the Kings a Finals appearance. I'd like to see this crystal ball of another dimension that says the Kings would have not only won the series, but won the Finals.
Oh please.  Whichever team came out of the West had a 90% chance at a title.  That series was a sweep.



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:38 am
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

If they're looking at ex-Bull players such as Jerry Sloan or Rick Adelman, how about Reggie Theus.  Or Quintin Dailey.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 11:24 am
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

Rick Adelman would be an excellent fit for the veteran LA Lakers team. Like the triangle offense, Adelman's stresses motiont. However, one major difference in the two offenses is that in Adelman's offense the high post is a key component. At Sacramento, they had a very good passing center in Miller who could hit from outsde.
The Lakers have Gasol and Odom, each of whom are mid-range threats and very adept passers. Each can also drive from the high post position. Gasol and Odom can post down low but often struggle to do so against stronger opponents. Lrt's face it, Odom and Gasol are finesse players who are frequently criticized for so being.In Adelman's offense, Gasol and Odom when operating at the high post position would each pose a triple threat.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: May 13, 2011 10:08 am
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

sorry guys...please..don't forget
Lakers coach must(MUST) face Kobe, Odom, Artest,Bynum every day...
Shaw knows them already..
good luck



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:37 am
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

Adelman is a good coaching option. I think B Shaw will be a good coach but he's too familiar with the current players & I think it would be hard for him to get the focus from the team nightly.

While having a coach like Adelman is an exciting possibility; I'm more concerned that we have the right group of guys on our team.

Getting swept 4-0 is like us not even showing yp to play the games... smh



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 6:27 am
 

Report: Lakers interested in Adelman as coach

And I love how someone thinks that the refs cost the Kings a title. The refs cost the Kings a Finals appearance. I'd like to see this crystal ball of another dimension that says the Kings would have not only won the series, but won the Finals.


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