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#61 DaneykoIsGod

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:40 AM

This is just reckless speculation about Phil Jackson on the part of the writer, but for what's it's worth:

http://latimesblogs....akers-kobe.html

Today's buzz comes by way of an interview Jeanie Buss gave with ESPN that was published today. In the piece, Buss says her 64-year-old sweetie will definitely be coaching somewhere next year but maybe not for the purple and gold.

"I know Phil will be coaching next year, somewhere. Whether it's here or someplace else, I don't know," she said. "There's going to be a lot of good jobs that come up this summer."

So is this merely a ploy by Buss to get her father, Laker owner Jerry Buss, to pony up some more cash for the 64-year-old Hall of Famer?

When Jeanie Buss mentions the glut of good jobs opening this summer, could she perhaps be alluding to one in New Jersey? There's a team there that was just purchased by an eccentric young Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov, whom you may have seen interviewed on "60 Minutes."

If you were a young Russian billionaire intent on making a dramatic splash in the NBA, would you find a few extra rubles to line the pockets of the man many believe to be the league's greatest coach?


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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:43 AM

Who cares?
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:46 AM

Who cares?


It ain't happening, but IF IT DID it would be a good sign for the future of the Nets, which would be good for Newark for the next two years, which would be good for the Devils.

But, again, it's just reckless speculation and it ain't happening.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:34 AM

NBA Draft Lottery tonight. This will basically decide if the Nets will be good next season as I don't see any major free agents coming if the Nets don't have the #1 pick (John Wall).
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:27 PM

Wow, the Nets can add not getting Wall and picking 3rd in this years draft to their sad existence.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:31 PM

The fact the NBA has a lottery system like that is a joke. A team as terrible as the Nets were last year deserved the #1 pick...... but I guess the team with guns and betting in their locker-room deserved it more. :lol:
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:38 PM

The fact the NBA has a lottery system like that is a joke. A team as terrible as the Nets were last year deserved the #1 pick...... but I guess the team with guns and betting in their locker-room deserved it more. :lol:

How true it is. The worst team gets a 25% chance of winning. This had to be a joke.


The chance of the Nets getting Lebron (or any other top FA) just went up in smoke. Sorry Brooklyn, looks like you will inherit the awful franchise that NJ has had to deal with for so many years. It's kind of sad.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:41 PM

The fact the NBA has a lottery system like that is a joke. A team as terrible as the Nets were last year deserved the #1 pick...... but I guess the team with guns and betting in their locker-room deserved it more. :lol:

I agree, I'm not a fan of the lottery system, especially when it screws over a team that is truly as bad as the Nets were last year. I really know nothing about what the Nets real needs are and what they should do. I've seen a few people on twitter suggest that it's not that big of a deal as they need PF more than another G and they should draft a guy like DeMarcus Cousins or Evan Turner. I don't know anything about those guys but are they projected to be impact players that could help take this team to the next level with Harris and Lopez? Also, does not getting Wall make them that much more unappealing to James, Wade, or Bosh?
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:52 PM

I agree, I'm not a fan of the lottery system, especially when it screws over a team that is truly as bad as the Nets were last year. I really know nothing about what the Nets real needs are and what they should do. I've seen a few people on twitter suggest that it's not that big of a deal as they need PF more than another G and they should draft a guy like DeMarcus Cousins or Evan Turner. I don't know anything about those guys but are they projected to be impact players that could help take this team to the next level with Harris and Lopez? Also, does not getting Wall make them that much more unappealing to James, Wade, or Bosh?

I'm not too knowledgeable on the draft prospects either but with regard to the FAs, it absolutely makes them a lot less appealing. Superstar players want to play with a playmaking point guard who will feed them the ball perfectly whenever they are open (and sometimes when they are not). Bottom line, they want the ball when it comes time to make the shot. John Wall would find ways to get them the ball, and dazzle you with how he did it. Devin Harris is much more of a take-it-himself scoring PG. He's not nearly as valuable as he is if you're not counting on him to have the ball most of the time. It's kind of like in hockey how a big-time scoring winger wants to play with the best playmaking center in the league, not a scoring center who won't give him the puck when he feels that he is open.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 08:52 PM

For once the NHL has it right over the NBA...at least in our draft lottery the worst team has a 50% chance of winning the top pick and I don't think can go below three which is fair enough. Man, WFAN at 10:05 AM tomorrow just became a must-listen - Joe and especially Net fan Evan are gonna go psycho :lol:
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

I think the lottery is the way it is in the NBA to discourage teams from intentionally tanking a season to get the stud pick in the draft. I think the NHL is the way it is because there are fewer can't-miss picks, Crosby aside, while the NBA seems to have guys billed as franchise savers entering the draft almost every year.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:32 PM

I can't help but think this is karma. Somewhere, the gods of New Jersey are pumping their fists and flipping the bird to the Nets for deserting Jersey.

Also, it really irks me how all of the sports talk guys are basically dissing the Rock when saying stuff like "oh, they'll only be in Newark for two years, and then they'll be able to draw the big FAs, then the fans will go, etc." Maybe I'm reading too much in to it, but it feels like they're all taking the Melrose route and assuming its a sh!thole because its in Newark.
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