The Lakers are a source of major intrigue this summer. Not only do they have a new point guard, a new center and new expectations, they also have a new assistant coach. A coach that hopes to remake the offense in the Princeton mode.
The hiring of Eddie Jordan has engendered as much discussion as the acquisitions the Laker smade this offseason. Jordan was the head coach for the Wizards back when they made the playoffs with a triumverate of Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. That team was strong offensively and balanced three ball-dominating players all at once successfully.
Not easy to do.
This is the kind of balancing act Los Angeles will have to do though to satisfy the four-headed monster the Lakers have offensively. It is hard to find an offense that fits the various talents of Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard perfectly and maximize all of their potential. With that much star power, inevitably players will be stepping on each other's toes...