Originally Posted by DKLaker
Uh.....do you realize that our Scouting department is run by Jesse Buss who knows far less about basketball than the worst poster on the main board?
Bad idea to get them involved in getting players.
One reason I was glad we traded away our picks, they would've been wasted with ignorance. The Lakers don't put money into scouting and don't care, we are the complete opposite of the Spurs on that subject.
Really.....would you want 'Antoni making decisions on players even though we all know he'll be fired this season like Brown was? That would be gasoline on the fire.
I would trust Jeanie and Mitch to handle things when it comes to coaches and players. I would like to see what's his face.....Jeanie's man involved in things too...lol.
I truly dunno if Jeannie Buss has more basketball knowledge than the scouting department as you said. What if they are just bad at making decisions but they scout players fairly in-depth?
As for coach making decisions on players - if D'Antoni will be here next year for sure, I don't think it is farfetched to expect him to get a big say on the players that are on the roster. Coaches almost always have a big say on roster unless if you have a Jerry Jones or somebody like him running the organization. Look, I admit D'antoni was a bad hire from the beginning, but he will be closely involved in player decisions as long as he is here.