Found November 09, 2012 on
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. It is easy to paint the firing of Mike Brown just five games into the second season of a four-year, 18 million contract as an overreaction of Steinbrenner-like proportions.
The firing of Brown was simply an acknowledgement by Jim Buss, the son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, that he never should have hired Brown in the first place.
Read into the Princeton offense, the hard-driving practices, the absent defensive intensity of the early season all you like, but they were simply symptomatic of a problem that should have been apparent the first time Jim Buss sat down with Brown.
He isnt a big picture guy. Brown is, as general manager Mitch Kupchak noted in opening his press conference Friday, a genuine and decent man, and it would be hard to find a coach who devotes more of himself into the job.
That might have been fine in Cleveland, and it might have been fine with the Clippers, but the Lakers are a different animal from any place else in the NBA.
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