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Author Topic: Lakers Going After Hurley  (Read 19222 times)

MuggsyB

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2024, 09:40:51 AM »
Pray?

I hope the Hurley is actually offered and takes the Lakers job, because as others have already said he’s grown on me a lot as a coach and person the last few years and I wish him the best.

As for our guy, I have no doubt that IF UConn is reaching out to another BE Coach it’ll be Shaka Smart.
Hurley carries a ton of weight in Storrs, rightfully so, and it’s obvious he appreciates Shaka and his abilities to run a program more than most other BE coaches. Add to that the Shaka’s history and connections out East, as well as UConn being a legit top 3 program that is basketball centric and you’ve got yourself what appears to be a perfect fit.

I’ve got zero insider info, but logic serves that Shaka would be the first BE call if it comes to that.

Just let me know if I need to amend my 5 pt plan when you get a chance. 

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2024, 09:41:56 AM »
I could be proven wrong, but I sense this is a power negotiating ploy by Hurley to UConn.  "Pay me what I'm worth as the highest paid coach in CBB."  He already turned down UK for big $$$. 

If this was a Knicks/Nets/Celtics situation, I would give it much more volume, as he is a hardcore NE-guy.  Hurley, or his family, has never coached west of Staten Island.  He's going to suddenly move out to Cali? 

Again, I may be wrong.  This seems like an ultimate power move by Hurley to (rightfully) to be paid what he is worth.

If this is simply a power play, why didn't he pull it when UK was looking at him?

Any I don't think location much matters in the NBA. He's coaching guys from all over the world no matter where he goes.
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2024, 09:44:03 AM »
If Shaka said no to Kentucky, Louisville, and Michigan, I am very confident he’ll do the same to UConn. I also think he’s a decent person and wouldn’t move within conference (or at all)

So if he takes 3x (or more) money to go to UConn, that means Shaka has stopped being a "decent person"?
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2024, 09:48:56 AM »
I could be proven wrong, but I sense this is a power negotiating ploy by Hurley to UConn.  "Pay me what I'm worth as the highest paid coach in CBB."  He already turned down UK for big $$$. 

I read this the other way.  I would be surprised if Hurley feels the needs to posture for more $ from UConn.  He knows what their top number is and he knows that the Lakers number is far, far higher.  This isn't a guy at a top 10-30 job trying to milk an extra $1M per year by threatening to go to another similar school.  I don't think this goes public unless at least one side is very confident its happening.

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2024, 09:52:14 AM »
He'd be crazy not to take it. Nothing more to accomplish at UConn. Yes, the Lakers have some issues to sort out but so does the college game. No college program is able to compete with the offer he will get.

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2024, 09:58:31 AM »
So if he takes 3x (or more) money to go to UConn, that means Shaka has stopped being a "decent person"?

Yes
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« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2024, 09:59:43 AM »
Yes

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2024, 11:07:44 AM »
https://x.com/John_Fanta/status/1798743846098214921

As people said, woj reporting was proof enough that’s there’s traction. He don’t report unless there is.

But now we got Hurley himself confirming.
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2024, 11:08:59 AM »
Karaban 2 MU ??
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2024, 11:23:03 AM »
If they go after another BE coach my guess is that it would be a Smart decision, rather than Miller time

If they want to waste time before hiring someone else sure
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2024, 11:30:53 AM »
We don't have room for transfers.

We can always OutSmart Ramsey. He was virtually invisible on the court last year.
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2024, 11:49:18 AM »
If they go after another BE coach my guess is that it would be a Smart decision, rather than Miller time

We should probably all make UConn aware of how big the gap is between between them and us. They probably wouldn't even want to hire a coach that doesn't know how to use the portal or have his team focus on the midrange game.
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2024, 12:04:03 PM »
What would be a bigger meltdown for Scoop?
Shaka at UCONN or at Wisky?

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2024, 12:06:06 PM »
What would be a bigger meltdown for Scoop?
Shaka at UCONN or at Wisky?

UW and not even close.

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2024, 12:06:17 PM »
What would be a bigger meltdown for Scoop?
Shaka at UCONN or at Wisky?

For me, Wisky and its not even close.

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2024, 12:19:55 PM »
If he wins...it's great

If he fails...he has 100MM

As a parent I tell my kids about Danny Hurley all the time. He was literally sh!itting himself during the NCAAs right after his brother won back to back. Then he dropped out of school and was back helping at his old HS. He didn't let 20 year old Danny mess with 30 year old Danny or 40 year old Danny.  Nevermind millionaire, he was a college dropout at one point.  It's the best story in CBB.  I will always root for him.

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2024, 12:22:06 PM »
What would be a bigger meltdown for Scoop?
Shaka at UCONN or at Wisky?

If it brought Brian Wardle home, wouldn’t care
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2024, 12:25:21 PM »
Hurley, or his family, has never coached west of Staten Island.  He's going to suddenly move out to Cali? 

Ahem....
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2024, 12:34:51 PM »
I could be proven wrong, but I sense this is a power negotiating ploy by Hurley to UConn.  "Pay me what I'm worth as the highest paid coach in CBB."  He already turned down UK for big $$$. 

If this was a Knicks/Nets/Celtics situation, I would give it much more volume, as he is a hardcore NE-guy.  Hurley, or his family, has never coached west of Staten Island.  He's going to suddenly move out to Cali? 

Again, I may be wrong.  This seems like an ultimate power move by Hurley to (rightfully) to be paid what he is worth.
Sounds plausible, but dont forget Harbaugh, a midwest guy decided on Claifornia. SHOW ME THE MONEY!
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2024, 12:38:12 PM »
The Lens

I agree on Hurley. He really is a great story and I hope he knocks out of the park for the Lakers.

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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2024, 12:40:31 PM »
Goodman thinks they’d go after Bruce Pearl if Hurley bounces.

Which means they’ll probably promote from within
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2024, 12:45:45 PM »
Sounds plausible, but dont forget Harbaugh, a midwest guy decided on Claifornia. SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Yeah, Harbaugh’s wife is from California and he coached in Oakland, San Diego and Stanford.

He played for the Chargers.

Shocking turn of events when he went to San Diego.  Shocking
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Re: Lakers Going After Hurley
« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2024, 01:31:45 PM »
Goose, I have been wrong before.   I will be wrong again.    Perhaps this time.    Just not feeling it.

I'm feelin' the same way, so we can be wrong together. It's not a matter of money from the Lakers. That will be big. I think it may come down to whether he can have full control over the roster and I have no idea if they want to give him that.

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« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2024, 01:39:24 PM »
The Lakers as presently constructed isn't a good roster.   And they'll be worse if they draft Bronny and Hurley has to deal with thar circus.  Truthfully if Boston loses to Dallas, Mazzulla may be canned.  If Hurley is hell bent going to the NBA why not wait?  I.hahe always subscribed to not messing with happy.

I see nothing in this post that I agree with.

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« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2024, 04:07:04 PM »
I'm feelin' the same way, so we can be wrong together. It's not a matter of money from the Lakers. That will be big. I think it may come down to whether he can have full control over the roster and I have no idea if they want to give him that.
LeBron will have full control of roster as long as he is there.
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