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May 25, 2011

Lakers offer Mike Brown coaching position: Mike Brown is the Los Angeles' Lakers choice to replace Phil Jackson as head coach, the Los Angeles Times reported late Tuesday.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 09:26 AM - 8 comments

As a Laker fan I hate this choice. I always felt this guy was totally out coached by Doc Rivers in the playoffs when he had a technically better team than Rivers. The main reasons the Cavs were unable to win a title were the lack of adjustments and poor coaching by Brown and Lebron's poor performance in the playoffs. The Lakers could do a lot better, they probably should be giving Shaw a chance, although the Lakers horrible performance and embarrassing behavior probably demanded to ownership that a house cleaning is in order.

posted by Atheist at 11:29 AM on May 25

Tim Floyd evidently couldn't be pried away from El Paso.

posted by beaverboard at 11:39 AM on May 25

I always felt this guy was totally out coached by Doc Rivers

Name one coach who hasn't been.

Although he certainly isn't Doc Rivers, I have an entirely different take on the guy. Remember that he was fired basically because LeBron decided to throw in the towel during Cleveland's playoffs versus the Celtics. He's got a tough job in LA, trying to squeeze more juice out of a group that cherry picking Phil Jackson considers done. He'll have much more to work with in LA, and an energetic additon or 2 to that squad could change things quickly, look no further than the Mavs for proof.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:14 PM on May 25

I'm really excited for Brown and for the Lakers to not pass the Celtics in titles.

posted by yerfatma at 01:31 PM on May 25

Brown coaches Lakers, and Kobe takes his talents to South Beach?

posted by graymatters at 04:14 PM on May 25

I think the Lakers going four years into Brown is regrettable, as Brian Shaw has very little reason to stick around with Phil gone and Kobe aging. I'm not sure he's ready now to be the Lakers' coach, but I am pretty sure he'll be someone else's coach soon enough.

posted by dfleming at 08:57 PM on May 25

He's got a tough job in LA, trying to squeeze more juice out of a group that cherry picking Phil Jackson considers done.

Dude had two NBA coaching gigs in his career and won 11 championships. He took two one-year breaks off in 22 years...how that is cherry picking, I have no idea.

posted by dfleming at 09:02 PM on May 25

....i was hoping for krzyzewski....a coach kobe would respect...brown...not so much

posted by mayerkyl at 10:03 PM on May 25

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