Originally Posted by okcchief
My feeling when I first heard this news is Phil is coming back. No way they make the move this early if its not him. I'm not sure if he can make it work. The starters don't seem to fit together and they have no bench. If anyone can make anything work is definitely the Zen Master though. Couldn't make a better hire.
See, I don't agree they have no bench.
Brown couldn't use the bench to save his life. He buried the only shooter he had for no real good reason in Meeks. Jamison needed more minutes. Hill isn't a bad big backup. The backup PG is a mess, but they have depth in some areas.
Brown's misuse was equally as criminal as his Princeton offense idea.
It's either going to be Phil or D'Antoni, but I have my doubts about MD. I think Phil's first year in LA, he had a lot more mismatched pieces with Glen Rice in the triangle than he would with this unit. Phil loves Howard as is evident every time he talks about him. Gasol can definitely play in it. The real question is Nash, but Phil's a smart enough guy to adjust things to make it work.
It'll be an interesting 48 hours. everything I've read says a coach will be hired far sooner than anyone realizes.