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Numerology readings on the Lakers' coaching candidates

Photo: Numerology readings on the Lakers' coaching candidates reveals some interesting answers. Credit: Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times Another month of NBA playoff basketball still awaits us. A possible prolonged lockout might follow suit. And everyone, particularly Laker fans, are going to drive themselves nuts should there be a busy off-season.

In the wake of all of this, the Lakers are looking for their next head coach to succeed Phil Jackson, with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak saying there is "no timetable" and he hasn't set any "parameters" for what he wants in a head coach. There are plenty of reasons for what might be a lengthy search. Kupchak said in the next couple of weeks he plans to meet with owner Jerry Buss and executive Jim Buss to discuss the coaching search. They want to take their time with the interview process. And even if Kupchak wouldn't acknowledge this as a factor, the possible failure for the league and players union to reach a new collective bargaining agreement before it expires June 30 reduces the urgency.

There have been enough reports, including ones from The Times' Mike Bresnahan, Broderick Turner and Mark Heisler, about potential candidates, and they'll offer more updates as the coaching search progresses. But given the uncertainty on how long that will last, the next best source to consult involves an astrologist. You may recall I consulted a numerology website last year on all the players on the Lakers' roster and they turned out remarkably accurate. So I figured I'd apply the concept to some of the Lakers' coaching candidates.

Enter the name and birthdate of the candidate, and the website provides a comprehensive analysis of that person broken up into several categories, including inner or soul's urge, personality, quiescent self, destiny or ultimate goal, life's path, this year's path, next year's path and last year's path. I narrowed the description down below the jump to "this year's path," considering becoming the Lakers' coach will be a defining moment for any of the candidates this season. 

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Rick Adelman: "This is your year of achievement, your year to make great strides in business, employment, promotions, monetary compensation, and/or the accumulation of possessions. It is your harvest time. You feel ambition stirring, a desire to better your financial condition. To accomplish this, it is necessary to be businesslike, efficient, and practical all year. Many opportunities present themselves. To gain your rewards, move forward in a businesslike manner and with sustained effort. Your state of mind, mental capacity, education, experience, and self-confidence are all part of your success and financial advancement. You feel desire to make a special effort to improve or bring to a successful conclusion some of the ideas and dreams of the past years. This is a year of action. Place your abilities on the market with a sense of self-confidence and authority."

Mike Dunleavy: "More so than usual, you feel desire to move forward, to improve situations, to assert your individuality, and to get on with life. Reach for opportunities and they will come to you. Life is beginning anew! Now is the time to put your best foot forward; to take up a hobby or other activity that will freshen your thinking and broaden your general activities; to look ahead. This is an active year with many decisions to make. Your affairs are making a new start. The next nine years' experience will depend a great deal on what you do and don't do this year. It calls for strength of purpose, clear thinking, and listening to your inner voice."

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Brian Shaw: "Harmonious associations are very important for you this year. The year's success and good results will be obtained through diplomacy, cooperation, tactfulness, good relationships, and, especially, personal introspection. It is a year for receiving and sharing rather than aggressively pursuing your own way. Your intuition and emotions are enhanced this year. It is a busy year, with endless demands on your time. It is easier to work with others rather than doing things by yourself. Your plans and developments may experience periods of delay. No need to worry about that. Things seem to move slower this year. The year can revitalize your peace of mind. It is a good time to strengthen your friendships. A heightened religious, mystical, and psychic awareness can bring you to a position of influence. This is the year your ideals of a personal, inner nature become visible even to others. It is a busy year."

Jeff Van Gundy: "This is a year of service for you, a duty year. You feel you're assuming new responsibilities. People make more demands of you this year. You are needed in many directions. Warmth and good will toward others, along with love and harmony, will make everything worthwhile. Justice, fair play, and honesty are important. It is a year for unselfish service. Take care of your health because without it you cannot help others. Find time for rest and relaxation. This is a year to be thorough and conscientious about everything that you do. It is a year of fine and friendly influence for marriage, tranquil home conditions, and traditional family activities. You may feel a strong desire to get settled."

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Chuck Person: "This is your year for personal reflection and perfection, a year of introspection. You feel like analyzing everything you have been and are doing. You think about beauty, love, perfection, and what life is all about. You spend a good deal of time alone, getting acquainted with yourself and your new inner power. This year you gain a better understanding of your emotions and your spiritual nature. Take time out to rest, study, read, and travel, and to look at life from a different angle. Find outlets for personal creative expression. If you have psychic, spiritual, new age, or mystic interests, this is the year to pursue those studies."

Larry Brown: "This year you realize completion and / or fulfillment of some of your dreams. During the year you can let go of the old and undesirable to make way for the new and worthwhile. Things that have been lagging behind want to be finished up this year. Some things seem to finish themselves. In general, this is not a good year to begin new projects. Be tolerant, compassionate, and forgiving, and this can be one of the most wonderful years of your life. Keeping your mind open for broader interests and larger activities seem more natural to you this year. Make your interests more of a universal, rather than personal, nature. Love affairs get your attention, maybe even your own. You find yourself cultivating music, writing, and other arts, and expressing love to the many and toleration of all. The 'brotherhood of man' is your keynote. Respond to the urge to do good works."

-- Mark Medina

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Top photo: Numerology readings on the Lakers' coaching candidates reveals some interesting answers. Credit: Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times

Second photo: Rick Adelman, who has been mentioned as a candidate for the Lakers' coaching job, is set "to make great strides in business, employment, promotions, monetary compensation, and/or the accumulation of possessions," according to a numerology website. Credit: Brett Davis / US Presswire

Third photo: Brian Shaw has received public endorsements from Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Luke Walton to be the next Lakers' head coach. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.

Bottom photo: Chuck Person is open to getting a head coaching job anywhere in the NBA. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

 
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With the exception of Brian Shaw, Chuck Person and Larry Brown.........any of these candidates would be a good choice for the Lakers............the biggest criteria would and should be a coach that can emphasize defensive schemes in this era of the zone defense particularly pick n roll defense and constructing the personnel that will be quick and nasty enough to execute it.


Phil Jackson - MJ and Kobe = Kurt Rambis

where is Jerry Sloan?

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"Kupchak said in the next couple of weeks he plans to meet with owner Jerry Buss and executive Jim Buss to discuss the coaching search. They want to take their time with the interview process."

Maybe the Celtics win again. Larry bird wants Adelman!

Rick, Brian, Mike, Chuck & Larry are all recycled coaches, journeymen coaches for those oldies. I don't see anyone from this stock going to Hall of Fame exept perhaps of the gallivanting Larry who is more of a head job than a head coach. Is this the best that u can do, Mitch & Sir Jim? Gather recyclers!!!

Supposing they pick any of these recyclers, will a Laker fan get excited with any of this choice... will jump to buy more ticket for next season? Man Oh man, LA is sophisticated metropolis why not give us a great Coach whom we have never heard, never met but can compete against Tibs or Brooks.

what does it mean?

Pfunk,

You said: With the exception of Brian Shaw, Chuck Person and Larry Brown.........any of these candidates would be a good choice for the Lakers..

~~ Hey I always read your posts about PJ and yet you admire Jeff and Mike Dunleavy. Are you really sure of them as your model coaches? I would not even compare them to a quarter stature of Phil Jackson.

I must have been feeling an early Phil relapsed by just imagining these next coaches, it will put back the Lakers to the 90's era being eliminated by 2nd round playoffs till 2020.

@Edwin Gueco: I noticed you left out Jeff Van Gundy. If that's on purpose then bravo I'm with you. IMO JVG is the BEST possible choice to coach LAL. I've heard enough of his analysis on TNT to realize that his basketball savvy and acumen is dead-on.

OTH, Adelman or Dunleavy is not bad for second choice.

Astrologically speaking, Kobe (a Virgo) needs to play alongside a Taurus, much like Chris Paul (KG would be nice too but thanks to McHale that never happened); Virgo + Taurus = harmony... BTW, notice how only the Scorpios on our team (Drew, LO, & Artest) acted like complete jackasses when we were losing to Dallas; we need to get rid of one of them because 3 Scorpios is too much for one team to handle. Also Phil was a Virgo, which I think is one reason him and Kobe were on the same page, therefore I say hire a Virgo as our next coach (hint-hint "Larry Brown"). Lastly, if we want to do something bold, we need to get a great Pisces player on our team which will complement Kobe because it's the perfect Yin-Yang combination in astrology (remember how the stars aligned for three-straight titles when we had the Big Pisces [Shaq] on our team??); It's true that Pisces and Virgo are polar opposites, but when it comes down to handling business, they're the most dynamic 1-2 punch when given a task or goal. I think astrology has an influence on the chemistry of a group or team, therefore it shouldn't be completely ignored when deciding the personnel you want around one another.

Numerology? Now I've seen it all...

I posted a trade earlier but this one makes way more sense, please feel free to express what you are thinking.

Bynum to Philly for Igudola and J Holiday and possible #1 now or in future

Gasol to Orlando for Howard.

Holiday, kobe, Igudola, odom, Howard. great line up that can defend and are very athletic.

Who's drinking kool-aide with me!!!

Top 3 Choices in this order:

1. Chuck Person
2. Rick Adelman
3. Larry Brown

JAMF - I take it that you think I've jumped the shark?

Astrologically speaking, Kobe (a Virgo) … Lastly, if we want to do something bold, we need to get a great Pisces player …

Posted by: Gandalf the Purple & Gold | May 17, 2011 at 01:27 PM

we already have a Fish. unfortunately, (when not in water), on the court it's a dead one.

"I must have been feeling an early Phil relapsed by just imagining these next coaches, it will put back the Lakers to the 90's era being eliminated by 2nd round playoffs...."

Hear, hear Edwin! That period of time left a bitter taste in my mouth. Don't want to go through that again!

Lakerholics-Dude.... I have one question to you, if you truly believe that Kobe's coming back next season with a vengence after rehabbing his legs. You're in for another disappointed ending, here's the deal. The majority of Super star players in all sports who start their decline from that platform can't get a grip on reality, Kobe's no different.
Always feeling by correcting, over compensating and injuries, when you start that spiral holding on to sides of the toilet can’t save you. Kobe can't be your first option, when next season roll around and he's number one in the pecking order...Kobe pass the POPCORN another year wasted. And another TITLE for the KING, now stop HATEN.

MM - oh yeah.... you jumped it alright.

@MM - Numerology? Your LA is showing... ;-)

No Sloan?

I liked the article in your Caught in the Web about Slaon being the best choice. Mitch - make the call! Better yet, fly there! Have a talk. Sloan will come back to basketball for the right offer. The right offer is coaching the Lakers and finally winning a championship.

I don't know about you guys, but I am rooting for Dallas - even though I don't like Cuban. It will take a bit of the sting away if they beat everyone else as well. Plus, I like Dirk. He look like a freakin norse god out there. He truly can do it all. His game is as good as it ever has been and this is his big chance. I would like to see him get a ring - especially if he beats the Heat!!! In general, I am rooting for anyone playing the Heat. Go Bulls!!!

JAMF - I think I jumped it long ago

"Lakerholics-Dude.... I have one question to you, if you truly believe that Kobe's coming back next season with a vengence after rehabbing his legs. You're in for another disappointed ending, here's the deal. The majority of Super star players in all sports who start their decline from that platform can't get a grip on reality, Kobe's no different.
Always feeling by correcting, over compensating and injuries, when you start that spiral holding on to sides of the toilet can’t save you. Kobe can't be your first option, when next season roll around and he's number one in the pecking order...Kobe pass the POPCORN another year wasted. And another TITLE for the KING, now stop HATEN.


Posted by: G.Money | May 17, 2011 at 02:03 PM "

I do think it's unrealistic to expect him to suddenly regain athleticism at this stage of his career. For the last few years, I've been hearing that his decrease in athleticism was caused by injuries and lack of rest and now it sounds like his solution is to train harder. I guess it could happen but more than likely he's just going to have to accept what father time is doing and work around it. Stubbornly trying to fight father time could cause more problems than it solves.

we already have a Fish. unfortunately, (when not in water), on the court it's a dead one.

Posted by: archived | May 17, 2011 at 01:57 PM

Great point !!

But, to add to my point from earlier, here's what I think the perfect balance of astrology and talent would look like on this team (or any team for that matter).

C - Andrew Bynum (Scorpio)
PF - Blake Griffin (Pisces)
SF - Trevor Ariza (Cancer)
SG - Kobe (Virgo)
PG - Chris Paul (Taurus)

Head Coach - Larry Brown (a meticulous Virgo, a la Phil Jackson, except Larry is the defensive version)

To All L.A. Lakers Fan:

This woman name Angelica is the psychic of Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, and Jack Nicholson, and others..... she is the psychic of my mother too.

you can reach her at 818 274 2131.

this is pretty accurate too for numerologist:

http://www.paulsadowski.com/numbers.asp

To All L.A. Lakers Fan:

This woman name Angelica is the psychic of Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, and Jack Nicholson, and others..... she is the psychic of my mother too.

you can reach her at 818 274 2131.

I can't believe that these names are still mentioned for the next Lakers head coach. It's a major joke if people believe that anyone of these coaches would take the Lakers to a championship.

All I can hope for is that the Busses and or Kupchak have a better mind than what the so-called insiders are offering.

As I said before, only Shaw is a maybe, not one of those coaches has a chance of winning a ring, they're either too old or just plain losers.

Even with Shaw, it would business as usual without the mysticism, but with a lot undisciplined play, and the same worthless defensive scheme.

The Lakers need to get a coach that has a definite mindset on defense, and that will be able to move away from the triangle offense, and adapt to today's players. Someone that would bring high energy and intensity to the defensive side.

However, the most pressing need is a superstar point guard. Because the times of sliding with Fisher on a triangle offense, which doesn't require a traditional point guard, are and should be over.

There's no need for a Dwight Howard, however, there is a need for a Chris Paul. I say trade Gasol for CP3, btw, throw in Luke.

I am sorry, but we played old and slow on the court and now we are playing old and slow in the off-season. The Lakers are saying they are going to,”take our time picking a coach…” “We are having a meeting about it next week...”

Meanwhile, all the other teams are scrambling to make a deal. I am not a fan of picking Adelman, but we could do worse... We won't get him if Larry gets him first and he is coaching the Pacers next year. They are "letting Shaw and Clemmons talk to other teams..." Golden State isn’t waiting around.

I guess the plan is to hem and haw until all of the best coaches sign with other teams and then in our own good… slow… methodical… time… we’ll just take whoever is left over…

Damn! Now I am getting pissed….

I am just saying is all... Because...

I am a Lakerholic.

Astrologically speaking, Kobe (a Virgo) … Lastly, if we want to do something bold, we need to get a great Pisces player …

Posted by: Gandalf the Purple & Gold | May 17, 2011 at 01:27 PM

we already have a Fish. unfortunately, (when not in water), on the court it's a dead one.
Posted by: archived | May 17, 2011 at 01:57 PM

LOL...

Please don't make a blog post like this again.

maybe the Lakers are patiently awaiting to interview another coach who is currently coaching one of the final four teams?????? not!!

I think they will bail and bring in Dunleavy! Rooting for BShaw if not then Adelman or hopefully they can ween somebody with emphasis on defense!!

Get your facts right Edwin Gueco larry as in larry Brown is a sure fire Hall of famer.He took 2 different teams to the finals made 3 finals appearance -won once but more importantly is the only coach in history to win the NCAA championship and NBA championship that alone with its uniqueness will make him a guaranteed Hall famer.

Supposing they pick any of these recyclers, will a Laker fan get excited with any of this choice... will jump to buy more ticket for next season? Man Oh man, LA is sophisticated metropolis why not give us a great Coach whom we have never heard, never met but can compete against Tibs or Brooks.

Posted by: Edwin Gueco | May 17, 2011 at 01:09 PM

"Whom we've never heard nor met"...

Are you suggesting we promote our video coordinator ??

Let's get Michael Jordan to coach our L.A. Lakers. Done Deal! LOL.....

Ocharvey,

How many times Larry Brown moved starting from NCAA? How long ago did he send tp Championship, that's 7 years ago. It didn't work with Knicks and most recently Bobcats. r u going to recycle him to the Lakers?

Gandalf (I hope you're just one person poster),

No name, never met, meaning he has a clean slate under his name as head coach elsewhere that all these high profiles weirdos will respect. Adelman, maybe but a recycled coach from Sacto and Rockets beaten by Lakers; Brian Shaw, too young to get the job done and member of the recent so-so Lakers that were beaten 4-0; Chuck Person, same as BS; Mike Dunleavy, oh please!!! what's the name of your video coordinator maybe he could coach better than Dunleavy. I would go for LakerTom who coached his grandson's team than MD, at least he would guarantee 55 wins with any kind of roster. lol!

Gaijin, I think you're right I have a bitter taste from the withdrawal, bitter ears too with these coaching consideration, I'm sorry for other if I try recall the past under achievers but got to challenge the front office to give us more names, more power and something that we can all emulate and be proud that indeed this is the suitable Coach who can replace Phil Jackson. We were witnessed of the past, the post Pat Riley and pre Phil Jackson, the Coaches in between those years are all forgettable.

HAS IT REALLY COME TO THIS????

PEOPLE POSTING PHONE NUMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY PSYCHICS????!!!

THE END MUST BE TRULY CLOSE!

HAS IT REALLY COME TO THIS????

PEOPLE POSTING PHONE NUMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY PSYCHICS????!!!

THE END MUST BE TRULY CLOSE!

Posted by: mclyne | May 17, 2011 at 05:13 PM

Mclyne,

For the sake of winning a championship rings, I am introducing my mother's psychic OR any forms of divination as Phil Jackson had his rituals as well which my mother does too (white sage around our house) and do Native Indian Chanting....

For the sake of winning! LOL.....

I like Yao Ming, I like Houdon!

The closest Jeff Van Gundy should get to the Laker bench is as a Laker girl. Is the world that bereft of coaching talent?

I have to trust the Busses not to embarrass the brand. Mike Dunleavy killed Showtime. We'd rather bring it back, not him.

Considering Jerry Buss will not be here forever, i've gotta think his last appointment will last decades, bringing at least as many championships as Phil did: He will leave us an alumnus and exemplar of Showtime, Byron Scott.

THIS DECISION IS GOING TO BE A HARD AND COMPLEX ONE. THERE IS GOING TO BE TREPIDATION AND MEDIATION. DECISION AND MAYBE DIVISION, BUT A DECISION WILL HAVE TO BE MADE. I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO HARD CORE CHANGES THAT COULD AFFECT OR EFFECT THE EMPLOYEES. THE LEADERS WITHIN THOSE EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE CONSULTED AND THEIR INPUT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED BEFORE RENDERING A DECISION. KOBE AND FISHER ARE THE TEAM CAPTAINS SO IN MY OPINION THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY BE ALLOWED THEIR INPUT IN REGARDS TO WHO OR WHOM SHOULD BE THE NEW COACH. IF YOU DECIDE ON A NEW COACH WHO CLASHES WITH PLAYERS WHO ARE CONSIDERED LEADERS. MAJOR PROBLEMS WILL DEVELOPE. OR ENVELOPE. OUT OF RESPECT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS LOOK IN HOUSE FIRST, JUST TO LET THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED KNOW THAT YOU DO RESPECT AND REWARD HARD WORK. HOWEVER, YOU CANNOT LET THAT BE A DETERMINING FACTOR IF YOU DEEM IT NECESSARY TO GO OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE IN ORDER TO GET A NEW COACH. ALSO WITH OUT THE PUBLIC OR THE MEDIA GETTING INVOLVED. TALK WITH FORMER PLAYERS OR OTHERS IN SECRET AND GET THEIR INPUT BEORE MAKING YOUR FINAL DECISION. THE ONLY THING MADE IN A HURRY IS A MISTAKE. REMEMBER, NO DECISION IS EVER ACCEPTED BY ALL. THE OBJECT IS TO BE ABLE TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND LIKE WHAT YOU SEE AFTER YOU HAVE MADE YOUR DECISION. PROVERBS 3:5-6 PROVERBS 15:1


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