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Lakers interested in JVG?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by dwhite, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. dwhite

    dwhite Member

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    Just heard that JVG is on a short list of candidates to be interviewed by Lakers (along with Walton & Messina) to replace Byron Scott. This is per the USA Today.
     
  2. RV6

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    I'm interested in JVG.
     
  3. jimmyv281

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    Jeff Van Gundy goes Hollywood how about that good for him.
     
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    i've never seen JVG coach a team without a big man. should be interesting where ever he goes.
     
  5. coachbadlee

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    No Jeff! No!
     
  6. DonKnock

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    Lakers are in a worse predicament than us, of course they're interested lol
     
  7. dwhite

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    If the Rockets lose Wednesday we should be fine, otherwise the Lakers may put pressure to grab JVG before the series ends. He seems loyal and something may be in the works with him and Morey behind the scenes, but if not it would be a huge loss for the future of the team. Not many quality defensive minded coaches out there who can change the ways of Harden.
     
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    i think the lakers hire Ettore Messina and that will be an amazing hire. Lakers finally get it and the rockets still dont. Hire Ettore he will change our franchise into a winning one
     
  9. Sanity2disChaos

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    His affiliation with the spurs is well respected and challenges JVG appeal.
     
  10. Rudyc281

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    Havent heard him linked to us at all. I want hire him also.
     
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    Kings & McHale in talks for coaching job as well.

    Somehow I think we'll end up with JBB again next season. Just watch Morey do a press conference... "we believe in JBB and what he brings to the table".
     
  12. JayZ750

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    Apparently there just aren't a lot of qualified NBA coaches...????

    I mean I get Thibs. Recent serious success. Let go because of personal clashes with ownership. Team regressed after he left.

    Brooks? JVG?

    What's the appeal? That they're better than JBB? So is a broomstick.
     
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    what has thibs done that makes him stand out of all the available candidates? why's he special?
     
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    Prob because he's a team USA coach and led an injury fill Bulls team to the playoffs every year for the past few seasons.

    Don't know if he was the best candidate but def has a very strong appeal and background.

    Was also an assistent on bostons chip team and orchestrated their defense.
     
  15. DonKnock

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    Messina has only been with the Spurs for 2 years...


    It's not like he's Budenholzer there for 17 years..
    Shyt why not go ahead and get Becky Hammons, she's been there the same duration

    And if you want to go off Euro league accomplishment, might as well get Blatt.
     
  16. PeterKingX

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    LOL...
     
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    You would think Walton has to seriously be considered there and I'd be surprised if JVG would go to such a young rebuilding team like the Lakers.
     
  18. dwhite

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    Just heard today he is niw considered the lead candidate for the job. The Lakers have a ton of cap space and could rebuild rather quickly with the right coach. Rockets would not do well with inexperienced Messina or Walton, just because of the teams overall immaturity. They need somebody they fear and respect. Look at how LeBron treated poor David Blatt and he is more mature than our stars.
     
  19. count_dough-ku

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    The Lakers barring horrible management could be very good in a couple years. They have some good young players, they've got a Top 3 pick this summer, and they've got a buttload of cap space and the lure of playing in LA. Assuming JVG doesn't mind presiding over a rebuilding project for another season or two, that's a good gig.

    I disagree that the Rockets need a big name coach they'll fear and respect. Only because this current team won't be here next season. It'll be Harden, Bev, Ariza, Brewer(only because he's untradeable), Beasley, Capela, McDaniels, Harrell, and Dekker. Half of those guys are very young with little-to-no playing experience in the NBA. They just want minutes and will respond to almost any coach who's hired. Now we do need someone Harden will play hard for, but I don't necessarily buy that it has to be a veteran head coach. There are assistants out there who I think could be successful.
     
  20. Rudyc281

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    I agree somewhat but can you name some of the assistant coaches your referring too?
     

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