Thursday, May 26, 2011
"I'm here to continue to try to help this organization carve a championship path that's already been laid," the former Cavalier coach told press. It's official the new era for the Los Angeles Lakers will be capped by the hiring of Mike Brown as head coach for starters. On Wednesday the two sides came to an agreement that suits up Brown for the Lakers sidelines. This move will signal the end of the legendary, troubling triangle offence that Phil Jackson implemented so well, but the defensive minded Mike looks to bring some skills of his own to the playbook. Some see it as a shame that former player and assistant Brian Shaw wasn't moved across the bench (this may even lead to his departure as he is being courted by Golden State) but Brown the leagues best coach in '09 brings more experience. Some may see this as a bad move but nobody can replace Jackson so let's welcome the talented Mike Brown to Lakerland. As superstar fan Snoop Dogg tweeted he may just be the best man for the job. TIM DAVID HARVEY.