Yeah I don't get the "bout time" thing either. He's been coaching basketball for 8 years and it's "about time" he landed an NBA coaching gig. I'd say he's ahead of schedule.
Well, he should've gotten the Lakers' job last year. This isn't a hindsight type of situation either, because I think most NBA fans thought D'Antoni would be an awkward fit in L.A. Shaw has a great relationship with Kobe, the Buss family, Phil and would have implemented an offense that caters to his lineup and not his own individual philosophy. He was also passed up for Mike Dunlap in Charlotte, who was fired after one abysmal season. Dunlap coached a lot of college ball, but only three NBA seasons as an assistant before getting the HC job.
I don't think he was overdue for a gig or anything, but I think he was a better candidate than both D'Antoni and Dunlap.
ETA: Although there will be expectations in Denver following Karl, this is a great situation for him.
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