Coaching Staff: (Woj) Nate McMillan + Scott Brooks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:30 am    Post subject:

Nate should be good for the young guys. He is pretty strict.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:30 am    Post subject:

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Hardly <b><b><b>BREAKING NEWS</b></b></b>. I thought we may a trade.
I think this is every bit as big a deal, knowing who we hired as HC. JJ needs experienced help and we picked up a couple excellent choices IMO.


I am not saying its not important, but when people log on, they are going to think we made a trade at first glance. It doesn't matter anyways.


I do agree this is BREAKING NEWS.
A solid coaching staff probably would have won us a lot more games last year.
Not being able to make adjustments in-game and with lineups and rotations helped the team lose games they should have won.
A solid coaching staff will help turn the tide. I know Nate was a solid player and top notch defender. We need that in our coaching staff.
I feel better this morning, even pending any moves to round out the roster, with just this news.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:37 am    Post subject:

Jared Dudley now should take the third assistant spot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:41 am    Post subject:

I like the Nate McMillan hire, guy has tons of experience playing in the league and coaching.

Not sure what Scott Brooks brings exactly. He was the weak point of the Thunder teams and was let go by Portland as an assistant coach. Does anyone know if he is an X's and O's guy?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:43 am    Post subject:

Cant be mad with either hire.. But naturally lakers fans will be
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:49 am    Post subject:

Commitment to Mediocrity
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:50 am    Post subject:

Shaolin's Finest wrote:
I like the Nate McMillan hire, guy has tons of experience playing in the league and coaching.

Not sure what Scott Brooks brings exactly. He was the weak point of the Thunder teams and was let go by Portland as an assistant coach. Does anyone know if he is an X's and O's guy?


The weak point of that Thunder team was Westbrook.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:51 am    Post subject:

Shaolin's Finest wrote:
I like the Nate McMillan hire, guy has tons of experience playing in the league and coaching.

Not sure what Scott Brooks brings exactly. He was the weak point of the Thunder teams and was let go by Portland as an assistant coach. Does anyone know if he is an X's and O's guy?


He improved the OKC teams when he coached there.
NBA Coach of the year 2010 (28 game-win increase from the previous season)
Took the team from 22 wins to 50 wins!!
Won 55, 60 and 59 win seasons in OKC

Took OKC to the finals in 2012 and lost to the Miami Heat.

NBA champion 1994 as a player.

I think that is good experience...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:52 am    Post subject:

Shaolin's Finest wrote:
I like the Nate McMillan hire, guy has tons of experience playing in the league and coaching.

Not sure what Scott Brooks brings exactly. He was the weak point of the Thunder teams and was let go by Portland as an assistant coach. Does anyone know if he is an X's and O's guy?


Brooks is one of the least inventive offensive minds of this century. It's a complete "he was the head coach of a team that had a lot of good guys on it!" hire. Maybe he'll be helpful in that JJ can do the opposite of whatever he thinks? Just more evidence that Rob has no (bleep) clue about the NBA and should not have this job.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:57 am    Post subject:

Always felt Brooks held those Thunder teams back. Now, if they kept Harden, they probably win anyway due to the sheer amount of talent they had and the fact that all those dudes (KD, Harden, Ibaka), sans Russ, were very, very capable of sharing the ball and working as a team.

But who really knows what brooks offers, we know very little about how these cats operate.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:58 am    Post subject:

Is Gentry still on the table? Or likely not with these two coming on board
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:59 am    Post subject:

Again, no one happy around here.
Who do you guys want as "assistant" coaches?
I would love Cassell or Dudley but I don't think they are leaving their gigs.
Who else are you high on?

I am happy with Brooks and Nate. I am sure there are more coming.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:59 am    Post subject:

alleyoop wrote:
Is Gentry still on the table? Or likely not with these two coming on board


He's the guy we should have hired. Who knows if he was even interested. We hired two former head coaches who looked like the game was passing them by when they were head coaches and apparently had zero interest from other teams, so they were probably cheap. But Laker fans know their names and that means more to Rob than actual knowledge/skills.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:07 am    Post subject:

RI Laker wrote:
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Hardly <b><b><b>BREAKING NEWS</b></b></b>. I thought we may a trade.
I think this is every bit as big a deal, knowing who we hired as HC. JJ needs experienced help and we picked up a couple excellent choices IMO.


I am not saying its not important, but when people log on, they are going to think we made a trade at first glance. It doesn't matter anyways.


You're in the coaching thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:12 am    Post subject:

anth2000 wrote:
Again, no one happy around here.
Who do you guys want as "assistant" coaches?
I would love Cassell or Dudley but I don't think they are leaving their gigs.
Who else are you high on?

I am happy with Brooks and Nate. I am sure there are more coming.

Yeah this is kind of a miserable cesspool. I skew pretty negative on this team but jeez. People are writing odes to how much they hate LeBron. Someone's going to get their post animated by Glen Keane and scored by John Williams.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:15 am    Post subject:

anth2000 wrote:
Again, no one happy around here.
Who do you guys want as "assistant" coaches?
I would love Cassell or Dudley but I don't think they are leaving their gigs.
Who else are you high on?

I am happy with Brooks and Nate. I am sure there are more coming.


Well said too many whiners I want this guy and this guy gees who made you a coaching expert lol
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:16 am    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
alleyoop wrote:
Is Gentry still on the table? Or likely not with these two coming on board


He's the guy we should have hired. Who knows if he was even interested. We hired two former head coaches who looked like the game was passing them by when they were head coaches and apparently had zero interest from other teams, so they were probably cheap. But Laker fans know their names and that means more to Rob than actual knowledge/skills.

To be fair, the same was said about Vogel being supported by Kidd and Hollins. Yet their run together was quite strong. Probably our best coaching staff outside of Phil, were those 2 years when we had Vogel, Kidd, Hollins (not to mention Handy).

The worst thing we could do was let JJ do what Ham and Luke did. Already of to a better start. The Xs and Os are supposed to be JJs strength, while the experience he lacks can be balanced out with these 2 exHCs.

Don’t get me wrong though. If we hired JJ for any other reason than being way ahead of Ham in Xs and Os we’re already in big trouble.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:32 am    Post subject:

anth2000 wrote:
Again, no one happy around here.
Who do you guys want as "assistant" coaches?
I would love Cassell or Dudley but I don't think they are leaving their gigs.
Who else are you high on?

I am happy with Brooks and Nate. I am sure there are more coming.


I was pleased to hit X this morning and see this news. Particularly that we got Scott Brooks. We wanted experienced folks on the coaching staff and we got them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:39 am    Post subject:

These seem fine an they ought to complement each other: JJ brings the creativity and outside-the-box thinking, the assistants bring meat-and-potatoes experience and do the grunt work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:40 am    Post subject:

JJ said he was close to hiring his head of player development or something. Mentioned it yesterday at the press conference for the rookies
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:48 am    Post subject:

anth2000 wrote:
Again, no one happy around here.
Who do you guys want as "assistant" coaches?
I would love Cassell or Dudley but I don't think they are leaving their gigs.
Who else are you high on?

I am happy with Brooks and Nate. I am sure there are more coming.


Been mentioning Stotts for months now. Gentry was another great option. If Brooks and Nate came in addition to them, that would work too but if Brooks/Nate are the top guys on the staff, we were penny pinching (again).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 9:58 am    Post subject:

Should have been Gentry, who didn't quite pan out as a coach (D'Antoni 2.0), but is a top tier assistant due to his offensive acumen.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:21 am    Post subject:

If we can’t get Gentry, Stan Van Gundy would be another great addition to the staff
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:25 am    Post subject:

Lamar's Bud wrote:
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Really good hires. Guys with head coaching chops who are well liked around the league by players and other coaches


read up on Nate. Well liked?


Guy has a ton of class from what I've seen of him. And yes I think players can relate to him.

Edit: a bit more - he can be a bit of a drill sargent, but he was one of the keys in transforming the Jailblazers into a squad that showed some respect for its coaching staff, teammates, community, and he stood up for people when they made the effort. Side note, when a girl faltered singing the national anthem in the Rose Garden, he walked out there and finished it alongside her. Standing ovation for that, that's who he is. I like the choice.


Are you confusing Nate with Maurice Cheeks?


Yes dammit
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:27 am    Post subject:

^Nonetheless I know how Nate helped the Blazers, and I think he's going to help the role players on this roster.
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