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Never understood the hire to begin with. Who now? Phil Jackson? It actually would not surprise me.
Mike Brown owes Lebron for the fact that he is even considered for head coaching jobs in the first place, especially of the Lakers caliber. Lebron took that cavs team to the finals in spite of Brown. It will be interesting to see who they hire now... Phil again or maybe Jerry Sloan
I'd be surprised if he wasn't one of the first two people they call.
Zeke would fit in just fine in LA
I'm (was) a Knick fan - Isiah treated that organization like it was a $20 hooker
Hire stan van gundy...just to see dwights face
That's the hardest I laughed all week, bro. Thank you
Rumors have said Jerry Sloan wants the job. That would be my guess.
Sloan is the guy. I think that whoever they hire is going to have to deal with the fact that Dwight Howard may never give more than 75% and be okay with it. That does not strike me as Jerry Sloan.
Oooo that's even better than D'antoni.
Sloan deserves a chance at a winner. The talent is definitely there to pull off a ring.
I lol'd when he won coach of the year. I could've won coach of the year with Lebron on my team.
I used to go to a LOT of Cavs games and was stunned when the Lakers gave him the job. The dude is absolutely clueless when it comes to coaching and without Lebron (hell even with Lebron) he was lost.
Now if we can only get somebody to take Pat Shurmer off our hands......
With the exit of Lerner, the "new" Browns are finally rid of the last vestiges of the Modell era and the curse he brought upon the team by firing(!) Paul Brown and cutting(!!) Jim Brown. Shurmur will be gone at the end of the season (if not sooner). I hope they keep Heckert around. He has done enough to warrant keeping his job. I have a feeling the next HC is not going to be a re-tread (Cowher, Gruden, Reid). And I certainly don't think they will be interested in a coach who wants to do anything other than be a head coach. They arent going to want guys who split duties between GM and coah, or O-coordinator or D- coordinator.
I am more optimistic about the future of the Browns (after this season, obvs) than I have been since 1994, when Bellichik finally got it turned arpund and it realy looked like they would be good for a least the rest of the decade.
H AHA HA HA HA HA That's funny.
Mike brown always was awful. He just had LeGlobal Icon for a few years.
I can also rememeber when another coach was TERRIBLE before he got the "big 3" in Boston. That little dink in Miami wasn't great without the "big 3" down in Miami either. Hilarious.
There are very few coaches in the NBA that are actually worth a shit. Pop, Phillip, Carl, D'Antoni, Flip, Larry Brown... ... ...
I don't take much you say seriously, but should I take your use of the term "dink" to refer to a person of Filipino descent seriously? Probably not, right? RIGHT???
As a Lakers fan (leave me alone, I'm from LA), I wish they had hired Brian Shaw in the first place. Yeah, it would've been his first head-coaching job, but he'd been on Phil Jackson's staff for years and by all accounts was ready. I don't understand why they went outside that coaching tree to hire Mike Brown - it felt like the Lakers were trying to fix something that wasn't broken.
"he'd been on Phil Jackson's staff for years"
Why not just make Kobe player/coach?
Why not? He's already a player/general manager.
You mean make it official?
Worse coaching hire since John Kuester! Actually, wasnt Kuester a part of his staff??
The Lakers GM just had a 20 minute press conference yesterday about how he is 100% behind Mike Brown and now this happens? Kobe must have even more influence than I thought.
this might have been a mutual agreement as opposed to an actual firing. Nash is like the opposite of what Brown looks for in a point guard, Howard is a malcontent prankster, and Kobe is Kobe. Combine that with the highest payroll in the league, a steaming a pile of expectations and the fact that Brown actually can't, ya know, coach basketball, and I think Brown actually may have said to hell with this.
This is too good. I love watching LA teams struggle (except for LA Galaxy). I live in so Cal and so many have already hopped off the Lakers bandwagon and have just hopped onto the Clippers. LA fans are the worst.
I just moved away from LA and this makes me happy.
I've rooted for the Clippers since Loy Vaught played for them, and now they're actually good. Welcome aboard the Clipper bandwagon. There's still plenty of room.
Phil Jackson's back baybay finally nothing stopping my lakers. Mike brown is a nice guy but please don't coach again.
Apparently Darius Morris is playing about 13 minutes a game and averaging just over 5 pts a game early into this young NBA season.
He looks really bad.
especially his defense...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPlxKOTlqw8
Lakers better back up a dumpster truck full of cash to the Pacers front office so they can get Shaw. Whichi s what they whould've done in the first place.
I hear Brian Ellerbe is available.
Sounds like Phil Jackson needs a last second replacement speaker to fill in for him at a conference in Chicago. Could be a coincidence.http://www.fa-mag.com/fa-news/12863-alan-alda-replacing-phil-jackson-at-schwab-impact-.html
This is very, very interesting. But does the triangle offense use a true point guard?
What can Brown do for you?
Not much, it seems. The return of the Zen Master wouldn't be a shocker.
I mean at least let Dwight's back heal, and Nash to comeback. Damn they must not like this guy at all! WOnder who its gonna be next
The Lakers need to hire Phil, Mike D or Jerry S otherwise it's going to be a disappointment. You don't hire a cheap captain to drive your 100 mil yacht.
I may be in the minority, but I thought Mike Brown did an excellent job of getting the Cavs to play defense. I guess you can't win as a coach when you have great players. Unless you get a title you get blamed even if you are getting the best out of middling players. Brown was never a good offensive coach, but I thought his players gave their all in Cleveland outside of Lebron a few times. Maybe it's just the fact that they beat the Pistons in their twilight that is skewing my memory of Brown, but I think it's unfair to say he was a bad coach.
I think Brown knows a lot of basketball. What he doesn't seem to be at all good at is the management side of the job. He reminds me, at a different level, of somebody like Gary Waters, who's great at teaching the game but doesn't want and probably isn't able to deal with the stuff that goes along with running a major program.
The Lakers job was already a horrible fit for both sides and the new guys they brought in this year just made it worse.
Jerry Sloan would be great for this team. Nash is probably the best pick and roll PG since Stockton and Dwight is a great finisher. Throw in Kobe curling off of Gasol screens on the other side of the court and it's pretty much pick your poison.
I agree about Nash, but I'm not so sure that Howard is a Malone-like finisher. Howard can dunk, but he can't do a whole lot more than that on the offensive end...