Numerology readings on the Lakers' coaching candidates
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.
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."
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."
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