Laker Land Podcast

In today’s podcast, Montezz talked about the Lakers deciding not to consider Derek Fisher as a candidate for their head coaching vacancy, who they should draft at No. 7 and more.

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Derek Fisher no longer on Lakers’ radar

By Montezz Allen

 

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher has the tools and knowledge to be a solid coach in the NBA someday —  just not with the Lakers.

According to a report from Mike Bresnahan, the Lakers no longer have their eye on Fisher as a candidate for their head coaching vacancy.

The team believes Fisher will be a formidable coach at some point, if he decides to go that route, but L.A.’s looking for a coach with previous experience.

Unfortunately Fisher isn’t that.

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Links from La-La land

Here’s a few early bird links from Laker land. Enjoy …

Will the Lakers ever get back to their winning ways?

By Montezz Allen 

Photo by Lakernation.com

Photo by Lakernation.com

The Los Angeles Lakers have captured 16 NBA titles in 66 seasons. That’s second to the Boston Celtics who have won 17 of them.

Winning is a tradition. It’s an expectation. Anything short of winning a championship is a disappointment, period.

In addition to having the second-most championships in NBA history, the Lakers have 60 playoff appearances and have missed the postseason a total of five times. The franchise’s overall record is 3,197-2,008 and their win percentage is 61.4 percent.

Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson (NBA.com)

Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson (NBA.com)

The storied franchise has had 15 Hall of Famers play for the team.  Just to name a few: Jerry West, Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

I think it’s pretty safe to say that L.A.’s long history of dominance has spoiled fans around the world. The feeling of being crowned champion is just as addictive as any drug.

But with the way things have looked over the past two seasons, fans are left wondering if the Lakers will reign supreme in the Western Conference ever again.

They’re coming off an atrocious season. They finished their 2013-14 campaign with a 27-55 record, the most losses in franchise history. They missed the playoffs for the first time since 2005 and just the third time in 38 seasons.

Unfortunately it doesn’t stop there.

L.A. finished with the sixth-worst record in the league and recorded their worst winning percentage since the Minneapolis Lakers’ 72-game season in 1957-58.

Yes, they flat-out stunk.

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