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  1. #961

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    Only to clarify, I did not say FAILURES. They simply did not reach the pinnacle.
    I had forgotten about the Warriors/Marc Jackson story. As much as I also like Kerr, you are completely right. Jackson should get at least one ring Ad-Honorem. He built them.
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

  2. #962

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    NBA Playoff Picture









  3. #963

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    In the West, the winner of the GSW and HOU semi finals makes it to the NBA Finals.
    In the East, throw a dice four times. It is as good a guess. Only because the only team with enough experience are the Celtics and they are not playing that well.
    Would love to see the Raptors make it, though. Milwaukee too.
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

  4. #964

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    Lakers Notes: Pelinka, Walton, Nunez, Magic
    April 11th 2019 at 4:59pm CST by Luke Adams
    The Lakers reportedly plan to retain general manager Rob Pelinka following Magic Johnson‘s shocking resignation, but the consensus from general managers and agents around the NBA is that Pelinka is part of the problem in L.A., according to Broderick Turner of The Los Angeles Times. Pelinka, who didn’t make a ton of friends around the league during his days an agent representing Kobe Bryant and others, received plenty of criticism from the sources who spoke to Turner.

    “I just don’t see how they do anything going forward with Rob in place,” one agent said. “No one trusts him.”

    “Honestly, they need to hire an experienced general manager with credibility and let him fire Rob,” another agent said. “Let that president that come in, let him have the authority to hire his staff and to hire their head coach if he doesn’t want Luke Walton.”

    Agents who may have had an adversarial relationship with Pelinka during his own days as an agent might be a little biased about his performance as a front office executive. But even rival GMs didn’t have a ton of praise for the Lakers’ GM, as Turner details. One general manager told Turner that front office people don’t have a good relationship with Pelinka from his days representing Kobe and other high-profile players.

    “To tell you the truth, they should go out and get a top executive in the league to run everything,” one GM said. “That’s what they need to do. Go get a guy that can get this done. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t get done. Go get an executive that’s done it or who has built something.

    “Go get Bob Myers (Warriors) if you can. Go after Sam Presti (Thunder). Those guys know how to build a team. If they have the tools that the Lakers have — cap space and a big city, appeal, you got LeBron James on your roster — you got to be able to attract one of these guys to work in their front office.”

    Here’s more on the Lakers:

    Three NBA head coaches have been let go today, but Luke Walton wasn’t one of them. According to Tania Ganguli of The Los Angeles Times, a coaching change doesn’t appear to be imminent for the Lakers, though people familiar with the club’s thinking believe Walton may be asked to make some changes to his coaching staff if he returns.

    During their end-of-season conversations with reporters, a handful of Lakers spoke candidly about the impact that Anthony Davis trade rumors had on the team prior to the deadline, as Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com relays. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said that “everybody kind of lost themselves” around the deadline, while Josh Hart said social media – and the constant rumors swirling around the team – “made it annoying.”

    According to McMenamin (via Twitter), the Lakers fired head athletic training Marco Nunez on Wednesday after a season in which nearly all of the Lakers’ top players missed time due to injuries.

    Of all the reasons Magic Johnson had to step down as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, money wasn’t one of them — according to Sam Amick of The Athletic (via RealGM.com), Johnson was earning approximately $10MM per year in the role.


    https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2019/04/...nez-magic.html
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  5. #965

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    The backstabbing comment from Magic is thought to be about Rob Pelinka. Enough people started telling tidbits about how people don't trust Pelinka and that he's basically known to be a guy who indeed can and will stab you in the back. Lakers in trouble.

  6. #966

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    Shams Charania
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    The Lakers and Luke Walton have parted ways.
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  7. #967

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    Adrian Wojnarowski
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    Sixers assistant Monty Williams joins Ty Lue as the central candidates in the Lakers search, league sources tell ESPN. Process is expected to center on them.
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  8. #968

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    Kings To Interview Walton; Messina Also On Their List

    April 12th 2019 at 4:32pm CST by Dana Gauruder

    The Kings have formally requested an interview with Luke Walton, who parted ways with the Lakers on Friday, and also intend to request permission to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina for their vacant head coaching job, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets. (Hat tip to USA Today’s Sam Amick).

    Walton is reportedly GM Vlade Divac’s leading candidate for the job. Messina was a finalist for the Raptors’ job last season, which wound up going to Nick Nurse. He also met twice with the Bucks’ brass last season before Milwaukee chose Mike Budenholzer.

    The Kings fired Dave Joerger on Thursday, even though they improved enough to win 39 games. Sixers assistant Monty Williams is also expected to get a long look from Divac.

    The fact that Divac is already lining up interviews suggests he’d like to make the coaching hire quickly.

    https://www.hoopsrumors.com/2019/04/...heir-list.html
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  9. #969

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    Adrian Wojnarowski
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    Los Angeles Lakers assistant Mark Madsen has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach at Utah Valley University, sources told ESPN.
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  10. #970

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    Just making sure you're not missing some of the NBA petty going on right now.

    Bleacher Report NBA
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    Chuck said Jamal Murray "can't wear his own picture" so today he showed up wearing HIS picture





  11. #971

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    And the best one. Likely not to be repeated after last night's performance in response. It wasn't just one poster, it was a decent amount around Barclays.


    Anthony Puccio
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    “Missing: Ben Simmons jump shot” hanging outside of Barclays Center prior to Game 3.



  12. #972

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    I like that Chuck will go out on a limb on crazy guarantees like last night. He knows that the whole thing is not serious.
    And I wonder if the 76'ers sat Embid last night knowing that he was not needed and that somebody from Philly would tackle him after his press conference.
    Face it. It's the apocalypse.

  13. #973

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    I like that Chuck will go out on a limb on crazy guarantees like last night. He knows that the whole thing is not serious.
    And I wonder if the 76'ers sat Embid last night knowing that he was not needed and that somebody from Philly would tackle him after his press conference.
    I like the TNT team. They're serious when they need to be and not so serious when it's not necessary.
    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  14. #974

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzNU View Post
    And the best one. Likely not to be repeated after last night's performance in response. It wasn't just one poster, it was a decent amount around Barclays.


    Anthony Puccio
    Verified account
    @APOOCH

    “Missing: Ben Simmons jump shot” hanging outside of Barclays Center prior to Game 3.


    “No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.” – Lily Tomlin.




  15. #975

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    I like the TNT team. They're serious when they need to be and not so serious when it's not necessary.
    Best comedic hour on TV for years now. Those who disagree I assume aren't watching. Because, for example, them tracking and mocking LeBron's hairline and ever-expanding band on his head was comedy gold. When they laughed uncontrollably and then created a cartoon to laugh at Blake Griffin calling the cops from inside the locker room because Chris Paul was after him after the Clippers Rockets dust up? Priceless. And they know what they are talking about when it comes to basketball. It's the best. So good in fact, I rarely want to watch ABC/ESPN games.
    Last edited by JazzNU; 04-19-2019 at 05:21 PM. Reason: grammar

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