Lakers News: What New Assistant Coaches Will Mean for Los Angeles This Season

After revamping the roster, the Los Angeles Lakers are overhauling the coaching staff and reportedly bringing in Eddie Jordan, Bernie Bickerstaff and Steve Clifford to assist Mike Brown during the 2012-13 NBA season. 

Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reported on Thursday that Jordan will officially join the Lakers in a matter of days, with Bickerstaff and Clifford to follow.

Jordan will have the biggest impact on the team due to his offensive expertise, which is an ideal complement to Brown, who is known for his defensive knowledge. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this summer that the Lakers would use the Princeton offense this season, also noting that the team was then pursuing Jordan, who he referred to as the “foremost Princeton authority in the NBA.”

Jordan, who was most recently the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers before being fired after just one season, will help new Lakers stars Steve Nash and Dwight Howard become cogs in the offense, which is based on passing and movement.

The Princeton offense will take full advantage Gasol's and Nash’s exceptional passing abilities. Bryant was completely thrilled with the notion of switching offensive systems, and Wojnarowski quoted him making the following statement.

There's so many threats, so many options, it's very tough to defend. Against the type of defenses that teams play nowadays, they load up on one side and are constantly coming with help from the weak side. The Princeton offense makes it very, very tough to lock in on one particular player.

From my experience, those types of principles—ball movement, changing sides on the floor, everybody being involved—those are championship principles. That's championship DNA.

With five former All-Stars in the starting lineup, and just one basketball, a proven offensive system with a coach like Jordan to implement it is ex...

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