Lakers Sticking with Mike Brown
Everyone from the fans to his star players found it unseemly that Mike Brown was so desperate to protect the winless Lakers’ big lead against Detroit by sending the star players back into the game.
The idea that Brown would’ve been on a real hot seat if he had lost that game Sunday night, though, is absurd.
Here’s how Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss, just two-plus weeks ago, put his feelings – and those of general manager Mitch Kupchak and Lakers owner Jerry Buss:
“I’m a hundred percent behind Mike Brown. Mitch is. My dad is. We as a collective soul are behind him 100 percent.”
Brown’s not getting fired anytime soon, folks.
Criticize his inability to develop the bench or wonder why the Lakers don’t have the defensive tenacity he predicted he’d bring, but the guy is still getting his chance here.