Found March 30, 2012 on
One of the difficult duties of a coach is to manage the egoes of his players, more especially the big stars. Having the likes of Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum on your side doesn’t make things easy by any stretch of imagination. You actually have got your work well cut out for you.
They are top class with lots of achievements to boast of and of course the deep bank accounts to back it up. Mike Brown had a feel of it when he benched superstars Kobe and Bynum, and yes that was absolutely news worthy stuff, actually sensational and dramatic, with Bynum venting out his anger at his coach and publicly criticizing him, and Kobe sarcastically calling him “young”.
But Brown, well aware of the dynamics of managing a hugely successful team as the Los Angeles Lakers, who won the NBA titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010 under the leadership of Phil Jackson, is not affected by the noise of a disgruntled player and will do whatever is possible to achieve the best for the Lakers.
“I’m going to...
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