February 03, 2005
Rudy T retires again

So Rudy T has stepped down as coach of the Lakers for health reasons, half a season into a five-year deal. I'm sorry to hear that, but I do wonder why he thought it would be a good idea to get back after his health forced him to step down in Houston. It's not like the Lakers gig was going to be an easy one, and even though there's been little of the soap opera we've been used to, it had to be a tough task.

Not that it matters, I guess. Get better and take care, Rudy. I'm sure I join with Rockets fans everywhere in wishing you well.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 03, 2005 to Other sports | TrackBack

Yeah, I don't get it either. Even if you have the itch to coach again, if you've had health problems, why the Lakers? That's roughly the basketball equivalent of coaching, say, the Yankees or the Cowboys. It's the highest profile position in the business, with the highest stress, highest media scruitiny and highest expectation job there is. It just doesn't seem a good for someone with health issues, even if he *did* have the jones to coach again.

Posted by: Tim on February 4, 2005 5:40 PM