Found November 13, 2012 on Chasing 23:
I was shocked when I read the Lakers had fired Mike Brown 5 games into the season.  Either you believe in your coach enough to give him a chance, or you shouldn’t let him coach your team at all in the first place.  Regardless of whether Mike Brown was the right coach for this Lakers team, firing any coach midseason makes it much harder to gel and compete for a title.  The only way this could possibly make sense is if there’s somebody who is obviously better waiting in the wings. So when I saw the headline that the Lakers had hired Mike D’Antoni for head coach, I could scarcely believe it.  Not only was Phil Jackson available, but he was the perfect coach for this team.  I thought for sure, after screwing up with Mike Brown, they’d pay whatever was necessary to bring Jackson back.  However, Jackson’s asking price was exorbitant and his heart didn’t appear to be in it.  Still, couldn’t the Lakers have done better than Mike D’Antoni? D’Antoni’s famous for his 7 seconds or less offense.
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