Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mike Brown to coach the Lakers...Why?

Mike Brown/Courtesy:
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You know, it's a funny thing about the NBA. It's a business where if you have ever been a head coach, you will always have a shot at being a head coach any time a job comes up.

No, they don't think outside the box very often.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the L.A Lakers are set to hire former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown as their next head coach. Brown would replace the retiring Phil Jackson.

Other job candidates appeared to be former Houston and Sacramento head coach Rick Adelman and Lakers assistant Brian Shaw.

More from the LA Times their own selves RIGHT HERE

We aren't sure we get this, though we don't necessarily have to. Brown did a decent job in Cleveland, but he had LeBron James there too. It was his first head coaching gig. He got the Cavs to the NBA finals 2007, but could never get back.

We think the Lakers could do better, because whether they like it or not, they are going to need a roster overhaul. They were exposed during the playoffs this year as an old, slow team. We are very curious to see how Brown, and team G.M Mitch Kupchak plan on dealing with that.

Here's Mike Brown doing what all good unemployed coaches do until they get their next job, work as a game analyst for ESPN:

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