When Rick Adelman and the Houston Rockets separated this week, I wrote that it wouldn't take long for someone to nominate him for the soon-to-be-open Los Angeles Lakers' head coach job. I was correct! From C.A. Clark of our Lakers blog Silver Screen And Roll:
The personnel required for Adelman's offense isn't a perfect fit with what the Lakers currently have, but it's not far off. If Kobe moves without the ball, Adelman's offense might actually provide easier opportunities for him to score than the Triangle does, because the offense's focus will be on creating space for him much more than the Triangle does. There are literally no better high-post passing big men in the league than the Lakers tandem of Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, and Andrew Bynum's chops as a passer seem to get better every year.