by HTownND (2019-01-31 15:43:16)

In reply to: That turned out to be a good trade for the Bucks  posted by sprack

And it's not like the Lakers started winning right away

They didn't make the playoffs his first year in LA
Then they had a few first round, second round and Conf Finals losses before the 79-80 season culminated in the title with Magic and Wilkes. It wasn't until his 5th season in LA that he won a title (after having spent 6 in Milwaukee)

It took a little while for all the pieces to get there (they also changed coaches as West completed his transition from the bench to the front office).