Things in “LaLa-Land” for the Lakers have gotten off to a rough start after having a magic off-season acquiring stars Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. We all know in the city of Los Angeles under those bright lights, Mike Brown would be under an intense microscope as losing was not an option. But things quickly turned sour after they started a 1-4 record including starting the season off 0-3.
The Lakers, having one of the highest payrolls in the entire NBA at $100 million have obtained the worst record in the Western Conference and are tied for 4th worst record in the entire League with Toronto. Now with the firing of Brown, Phil Jackson has instantly became a possibility of returning but Lakers owner, Jerry Buss has insistent he wants to move on from Jackson.
If I had the choice, it would immediately be Brian Shaw based on history with the team and knowing the organization under one of the greatest basketball coaches.
That team had incorporated a new form of the Princeton offense which has never been successful in the NBA (2002 Kings) as the initial plan was to take some of the offensive load of the hands of Kobe Bryant. Failing to do so and playing lack of defense, which is Mike Brown’s specialty, the Lakers had become the talk of the NBA having the best starting 5 in the NBA playing this poorly.
They begin a six game home stand which starts tonight against the Golden Start Warriors highlighted with games against San Antonio and Brooklyn. Good luck to the next coach that takes responsibility in the coaching department for the purple and gold.