Originally Posted by Ether
No, you don't understand. Unless Pringles made a drastic change in his coaching style, in no way shape or form was this "better than Phil". This was just an ego move by the Jim Buss. Knick fans are laughing at this move, and Heat/OKC/Spurs/etc are blessed by this. The Lakers ceiling is now WCF loss in 6.
I agree wholeheartedly, but I just don't think the triangle offense would be necessary now that they have a star PG.. Phil did a great job masking all of Old man Fisher's faults with the triangle, but he'd have no faults to hide with Nash at the helm. Obviously, the 7 second or less offense isn't the answer but i'm not so sure the triangle offense is the answer either.
I was being a bit dramatic when I said he's better than Phil.. I do think they should have hired Phil, but I still think the end result would have been the same (a loss in the WCF or Finals)