Found April 14, 2012 on
John Kuester was left with head coaching duties in the Lakers' 103-97 win over the Nuggets.
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Lakers coach Mike Brown has left Staples Center shortly before tipoff for undisclosed personal reasons.
Assistant coach John Kuester is currently coaching the Lakers against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
Brown is in his first season with the Lakers (37-22), who are in first place in the Pacific Division. He attended his regular pregame media gathering about 90 minutes before...
Mike Brown is not coaching the Lakers tonight against Denver because of personal reasons, according to the team.
Brown went through his regular pregame briefing with media members about 90 minutes before tipoff but left after that.
He was somewhat late for the briefing, spoke for 10 minutes and left Staples Center for home soon after that.
Assistant John Kuester is coaching in...
The lights dimmed down. The starters walked through player introductions. And then moments after the lights turned back on, the Lakers and Nuggets tipped off in what appeared to be an ordinary NBA game. There was one key difference, though. The Lakers didn't have their head coach patrolling the sideline.
Mike Brown left before the start of the Lakers' 103-97 victory over...