Mike Brown is the 2011 Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach
The Los Angeles Lakers have a surprising brand spankin’ new head coach. While everyone and their mom knew about the whole ‘brand new coach’ thing, the ‘surprise’ part wasn’t as obvious. Their ultimate decision: Mike Brown.
The former 2008-2009 NBA Coach of the Year. The Former Coach of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. A man with a career winning percentage of .643. He’s known as a defensive minded guy, some even credit him for helping LeBron become the defensive force that he is today. On paper he’s hard to argue with. He’s won, having posted two 60+ win seasons and boasting a very admirable career winning percentage. He’s never coached a team to less than 45 wins.
So, why choose Mike Brown for the Lakers? Well, I think that the answer is a very complex one. Here’s the recipe that the Lakers brass used to ultimately land their focus on their new head coach. It looks something like this:
2 parts Cost Cutting
1 part Jim Buss taking over the Franchise for his father
1 part defensive discipline
1 part whole new look for the franchise
One this is for sure, he’s got HUGE shoes to fill. I’m sure the Lakers players were taken by surprise with this signing. Perhaps it’s just what they need though. Only time will tell.
See what Mike Brown has to say about this all below: