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Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

Posted on: May 24, 2011 10:43 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 10:48 pm
 
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly "very close to hiring a new coach. Will it be Mike Brown? Posted by Ben Golliver. mike-brown

On Tuesday morning, we noted that the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, whoever that might be, will be paid far less than outgoing coach Phil Jackson.

On Tuesday evening, word surfaced that the Lakers coaching search might be coming to an end relatively quickly.

First, the Los Angeles Times reported that Lakers owner Jerry Buss says the team is "very close" to finding a replacement.
"I don't know exactly when but a week is a long time," Buss said in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday with Playboy Radio's Michael Eaves and Bonnie Jill Laflin on Sirius/XM Radio. "I should say that."

"Obviously, we have to select somebody who has a reputation that players would be happy with," Buss said. "But to ask a direct player to select a particular coach, that’s general manager territory. That’s out of the player domain."
Later Tuesday evening, Yahoo! Sports reportedthat the man for the job may be former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown.
The Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in serious discussions with Mike Brown about the ex-Cleveland Cavaliers coach becoming the franchise’s next coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

There could be an agreement in place within the next 24 hours, sources say, but nothing has been finalized.
Brown, 41, coached the Cavaliers from 2005-2006 to 2000-2010, winning 50+ games in four of those five seasons. He took the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2006-2007. He was named the NBA's Coach of the Year in 2009 but parted ways with the team in the early summer of 2010, shortly before All-Star forward LeBron James left the franchise to play for the Miami Heat. Prior to his time in Cleveland, Brown was an asisstant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

His name first surfaced with regard to the Lakers position last week.
Comments

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:59 am
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

KOBE BRYANT,MADE IT VERY CLEAR,HE ONLY WANTS ASSISTANT COACH,BRIAN SHAW AS HEAD COACH,BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE TRIANGLE OFFENSE.
ALL I CAN SAY,THEY BETTER GIVE KOBE BRYANT -WHAT HE WANTS.
CAUSE ,KOBE WILL GET PISSED.AND START THROWING TANTRUMS AT MANAGEMENT.
HERE WE GO AGAIN !



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: May 25, 2011 1:02 am
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

I think Lakers fans are underestimating what Mike Brown can do with a full cadre of players instead of just one. Furthermore, there is nothing sexy about Brian Shaw or Mike Dunleavy. He comes from the Spurs system and he's a pretty good coach.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:36 am
 

Called it.


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Yeah.






Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:32 am
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

didn't know the lakers were trying not to win in the future. any of the other canidates would be a better fit.  hec i'd take dunleavy.




Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:31 am
 

Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown? Too funny!

Another bad retread hire in the NBA, nothing new...



Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:10 am
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

Me too! I hope that this is a joke.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

LOL.  Let the Fakers fans crying begin. 



Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: May 24, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

Lakers doesn't want a ring anymore that's why they'll be hiring mike brown....



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2011 11:25 pm
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

Problem with Mike Brown is that he's a defensive minded coach. For most teams, that's OK, but this is the Lakers... the home of Showtime and Hollywood. LA is as much about style as substance. Brown's not a good fit.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: May 24, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Reports: Lakers close to new coach, Mike Brown?

Somebody shoot me!!


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