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Old 05-25-2011, 12:54 PM
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No way in hell did I think the Lakers would hire Mike Brown for their head coaching job. This fool couldn't lead Lebron to the title but they are going to have him coach Kobe?

Wonder how Kobe is going to feel about this
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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he couldnt lead lebron and a team full of scrubs to a title but he did get him to the finals with basically a bunch of has beens and d-leaguers. he does have a .667 win % as a coach, and while lebron had something to do with that, brown had just as much. hell someone had to tell the other guys to get the ball to lebron.

i get the impression the lakers expect to be competing with lebron for titles so they want a person who knows him best maybe? he is surely not the most qualified but he is not nearly as bad as some people would make him out to be.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:10 PM
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he couldnt lead lebron and a team full of scrubs to a title but he did get him to the finals with basically a bunch of has beens and d-leaguers. he does have a .667 win % as a coach, and while lebron had something to do with that, brown had just as much. hell someone had to tell the other guys to get the ball to lebron.

i get the impression the lakers expect to be competing with lebron for titles so they want a person who knows him best maybe? he is surely not the most qualified but he is not nearly as bad as some people would make him out to be.

Not sure why they didn't hire Brian Shaw
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Report: Kobe Bryant “surprised” Lakers to hire Brown

Kurt Helin
May 25, 2011, 11:58 AM EDT

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Getty Images Superstars are used to being consulted.
So the report of Kobe Bryant’s reaction to the Lakers being on the verge of hiring former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, from Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, says a lot about how this decision was made. And maybe about how it will be received in the locker room.
The source close to the Lakers told SI.com that Lakers star Kobe Bryant was “surprised” by the news, and that he was not a part of the decision-making process. Bryant had been a staunch supporter of Lakers assistant Brian Shaw for the position and remains as such.
We should note that saying Kobe is surprised is different than saying he is unhappy with the decision. It also doesn’t mean he will not be spoken to before ink hits paper on the deal. Still, he was not in the loop on the process. How he buys in will go a long way to determining Brown’s success.
Shaw represented the Lakers continuing with a similar style — of offense, of coaching — that they had under Phil Jackson.
Jim Buss and the Lakers brass clearly wanted a change in that. Brown is a big shift, an attempt to change the direction of the ship.
The question is how well that will work.
The Lakers don’t really need an Xs and Os guru — they have a lot of high basketball IQ players with Kobe, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Derrick Fisher, Andrew Bynum and on down the line. They have guys who know how to play, whatever the system.
What Jackson was able to do brilliantly was get those guys to play as a unit, to sacrifice, to win together. (Up until this season, when fatigue of mind, body and the message wore them down.) Can Mike Brown do that? He can bring in energy and push a defense-first agenda, but can he get them to bond and play as a unit the way Jackson has done (and did in Chicago before)?
That is the real question and the real risk with this hire.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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sounds to me like management wanted to sort of take the team back. they wanted to show the players, this is our team not yours maybe?
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:53 PM
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Mike Brown is a failure
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Mike Brown is a failure
why? because he took lebron and a team of d-leaguers to the finals but got cut down by one of the best spurs teams ever? or the fact that he has only won less then 50 games once in his career?

the failure is how hard your trying to troll him.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:07 PM
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why? because he took lebron and a team of d-leaguers to the finals but got cut down by one of the best spurs teams ever? or the fact that he has only won less then 50 games once in his career?

the failure is how hard your trying to troll him.

Game 7 at Detroit-LOSS in 2nd Round-2006
Swept in Finals in 2007
Game 7 Loss to Boston in ECF in 2008
Game 6 Loss to Orlando in 2009


So he was obviously fired for not getting this Cavs Team over the hump and then the Lakers hire him?
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Game 7 at Detroit-LOSS in 2nd Round-2006
Swept in Finals in 2007
Game 7 Loss to Boston in ECF in 2008
Game 6 Loss to Orlando in 2009


So he was obviously fired for not getting this Cavs Team over the hump and then the Lakers hire him?
And pop has lost in the 1st round 2 of the last 3 years, and got swept in the 2nd the year in between so I guess pop sucks to? The problem with all of browns teams, they where one man shows. When you don't have a team around a star or 2, your just nit gonna win. He did more then anyone did with pau in Memphis, wade with no shaq/lebron, minny with kg, San Antonio before Duncan. The owner/gm set brown up for failure from day one, and he sure made a lot of lemonade out of those lemons.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:28 PM
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And pop has lost in the 1st round 2 of the last 3 years, and got swept in the 2nd the year in between so I guess pop sucks to? The problem with all of browns teams, they where one man shows. When you don't have a team around a star or 2, your just nit gonna win. He did more then anyone did with pau in Memphis, wade with no shaq/lebron, minny with kg, San Antonio before Duncan. The owner/gm set brown up for failure from day one, and he sure made a lot of lemonade out of those lemons.
Pop has 4 rings and Mike Brown has..........ZERO
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