Coach Mike is a charlatan and a fool. Take it from me, I suffered through many years of him coaching my Knicks. Yes, how sad is it that one person has to be a fan of the Knicks and Chiefs? I'm a Mets fan too, so yeah, just a glutton for punishment.
Anyways, he has some plus individual defenders on this Lakers team, but his team D schemes are terrible. His timeout management and substitution patterns are also game killers. If you are a Lakers fan, one thing you will grow to hate is watching your team be up by at least a possession with a foul to give, and Mike telling the team specifically not to use it under any circumstance. He's the only coach I've ever seen who berated a player for not taking a three pointer. He'll also ride Nash into the ground as soon as possible. My bold prediction, 'Twan leads the NBA in three point attempts for hte month of December.
Any Lakers fan care to reunite Amare and Nash? I'll gladly send you that brokedick in exchange for Gasol.
Oh. another thing...this prick laughs at EVERYTHING. He never takes losses seriously, and constantly throws his players under the bus. No matter what the situation is and regardless of how bad a loss is, he will still have this smug smile and be cracking up about it in the press.