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post #879 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 01:56 PM
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Re: NBA Thread: 12/13 Season - Screw y'all... Mike Brown was GOAT

Phil had unusually unrealistic demands (too much money, not traveling to road games etc) so that's why they probably settled on D'Antoni.

Interesting to see how this works though. They're a bit too old to run a uptempo offense over the course of an entire game although I will say D'Antoni has a bad rap about his lack of emphasis on defense. In PHX, they didn't have good personnel (Nash on the perimeter, Amare in the paint, Diaw playing C at times) and they were still a middle of the pack defensive team so he's not as bad as people make him out to be and of course, LA will have Dwight to anchor the paint and Gasol's length can also bother/alter shots.

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