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Top 10 Worst Franchise Owners in Sports History

Dan Snyder is the epitome of a bad owner.Photo Credit: Philly.com/Evan Vucci/AP When a team goes sour, and starts to lose games repetitively the general public are most likely to blame the coach, then the players. Seldom does anybody blame the ones behind the curtain that hide in the Owner’s Box on game day. The ones that actually have a huge say in the team’s direction usually...
Via Sports-Kings
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

JR Smith doesn’t know why he was benched in Knicks loss to Bobcats

JR Smith is still in Knicks head coach Mike Brown’s doghouse.Woodson held JR out of the 108-98 loss to the Bobcats. JR says he’s unsure what needs to be done to fix the situation. He said he’s focused on “trying to fix what’s going on here.” But then Smith questioned again whether his future is with the Knicks after being asked what needed to be fixed. “Honestly,...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Mike Brown Frustrated With Dion Waiters Defensive Effort

Dion Waiters is entering his sophomore season with great expectations. Many national pundits (me included) expect Cleveland to reach the playoffs for the first time since LeBron’s departure but in order to accomplish that Cleveland can’t finish 27th in defense as they did last season. That’s where defensive guru Mike Brown comes in to play. However, you can’t expect things...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Lakers assistant Clifford taking Charlotte coaching job?

Assistant coach Steve Clifford will not return to the Lakers next season. According to Yahoo Sports!, Clifford has an agreement in place to be the Charlotte Bobcats' head coach. Clifford was added to Mike Brown's Lakers staff for the 2012-13 season. Brown was fired five games into the season but Clifford stayed on with Coach Mike D'Antoni. Before joining the Lakers...
Via Fox Sports West
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats fire Mike Dunlap after one season

After just one season and 21 wins, the Charlotte Bobcats fired head coach Mike Dunlap Tuesday afternoon. The franchise will now look for its sixth coach in the past decade. Dunlap was a surprise hire for the Bobcats last offseason. He had NBa ties (Denver Nuggets, 2006-08), but hiring an assistantinterim head coach from St. John's is not the best way to inspire confidence in...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: Grading Jay Wright, Gregg Marshall And Other Potential Coaches

The UCLA hoops gig is one of the most high-profile coaching jobs in the nation. As one of the six college basketball bluebloods (despite what silly national media members say), pretty much every coach in the nation is a possible candidate. Of course, Butler head honcho Brad Stevens is likely a longshot, Shaka Smart is in the middle of contract negotiations with VCU, and Mark...
Via Bruins Blue Digest
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Full-Court Press: New coaches finding success

The fall of 2012 began as the season of the coach, or, more specifically, the season of the bad coach. First Mike Brown was unceremoniously fired just five games into the Lakers' hapless season, replaced eventually by Mike D'Antoni, who finally has his team on the winning stretch he (and it) needed. But he's still under scrutiny, and he will remain as such, pretty much...
Via Fox Sports North
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Full-Court Press: New coaches finding success

The fall of 2012 began as the season of the coach, or, more specifically, the season of the bad coach. First Mike Brown was unceremoniously fired just five games into the Lakers' hapless season, replaced eventually by Mike D'Antoni, who finally has his team on the winning stretch he (and it) needed. But he's still under scrutiny, and he will remain as such, pretty much...
Via Fox Sports North
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers Are Starting to Figure it Out

It's been a hectic 5 weeks for the Lakers after hiring Mike D'Antoni in place of Mike Brown and Bernie Bickerstaff as their head coach. D'Antoni was pretty much thrown into a blaze of fire expected to extinguish it with a bottle of water. But he's getting to it. While the team is still miles away from becoming a unit consistent with everything necessary to be...
Via Purple and Gold Blog
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Northwest hoops stars the week that was in the NBA Ver 2.0

NW Hoops Represent It’s been two weeks and anywhere between six to eight games for the NBA’s Northwest Hoop Stars. In that time we have seen the Lakers kick Mike Brown and the Princeton offense to the curb and hire Steve Nash‘s favorite run and gun bench boss, Mike D’Antoni…the Wizards are this years Bobcats….(funny thing MJ, arguably the greatest on court talent ever...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Shootaround: Now what?

Golden State Warriors (3-2) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (1-4) 10:30 p.m. Do the Lakers even have a plan at this point? Today, the Lakers fired Mike Brown after the team's disappointing start to the season. Is the 1-4 start really Brown's fault? No, probably not. The Lakers got the stars to headline the marquee but did not have the depth to make it stick. Not to mention...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers’ Coaching Change Will Invigorate Team

 Courtesy of HBO“How you expect to run with the wolves come night, when you spend all day sparring with the puppies?” This wise inquiry made by the infamous Omar Little of HBO’s the Wire should be aimed at the current Lakers squad. If the Lakers are struggling against scrappy but star-less teams such as the Utah Jazz, how would they expect to fare against the NBA’s elite...
Via Laker Nation
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Full-Court Press: Throw away the script

At the start of every season, there's always the "this year is going to be better than any other" rhetoric. It's a natural part of the buildup, but it seemed particularly loud before the NBA tipped off Tuesday. LeBron James has finally tapped his full potential, there's something of a dream team assembled in Los Angeles, the Thunder are in their prime, the Nets...
Via Fox Sports North
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Full-Court Press: Throw away the script

At the start of every season, there's always the "this year is going to be better than any other" rhetoric. It's a natural part of the buildup, but it seemed particularly loud before the NBA tipped off Tuesday. LeBron James has finally tapped his full potential, there's something of a dream team assembled in Los Angeles, the Thunder are in their prime, the Nets...
Via Fox Sports North
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers finish preseason winless

SAN DIEGO, CA-- Well, it's over. Mercifully. The exhibition season has come to an end and the Lakers wind up with a miserable 0-8 record, following a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings at Valley View Casino Center. They're the only team to go the entire preseason without a single victory It never was about the won-loss record, though. It was about a revamped team learning...
Via Fox Sports West
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Brown goes to battle with new lieutenants

EL SEGUNDO, CA "Last year," Lakers' coach Mike Brown said to the gathered media, "our goal was to win a championship. We fell short, and that's why we were disappointed." So while General Manager Mitch Kupchak retooled the roster, adding Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to a starting lineup that already boasted multiple-time champions Kobe Bryant and Pau...
Via Fox Sports West
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Brown goes to battle with new lieutenants

EL SEGUNDO, CA "Last year," Lakers' coach Mike Brown said to the gathered media, "our goal was to win a championship. We fell short, and that's why we were disappointed." So while General Manager Mitch Kupchak retooled the roster, adding Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to a starting lineup that already boasted multiple-time champions Kobe Bryant and Pau...
Via Fox Sports West
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Brown Mamba’s 2012 Playoff Predictions

The best word to describe this lockout-shortened, compressed, mess of a season is scrum. This season, which has careened from unpredictable low points to inconsistent quality has been appropriately bookended by a capitalist’s embarrassment (the David Stern veto) to a union leader’s shady dealings (seriously, Billy Hunter?) Teams have scratched and clawed their way to parity in...
Via Chasing 23
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum benching incidents put Lakers in difficult situation

Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Mike Brown has come under fire over the past week for his two benching incidents involving stars Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum. While Bryant took his benching in stride not wanting the situation to become a media spectacle, Bynum took offense to his benching. Bynum was benched during the Lakers’ win over the Golden State Warriors last night. Bynum...
Via The Sport Mentalist 2
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Brown discusses roster changes with Kupchak

Lakers Coach Mike Brown acknowledged Tuesday having conversations with General Manager Mitch Kupchak about roster changes, including possibly acquiring free-agent guard Gilbert Arenas. "I asked if he had any thoughts on our games in the past week," Brown said of his conversations with Kupchak. "He told me what he thought about our games. He told me what's the...
Via Fox Sports West
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers road woes continue as annual 'Grammy road trip' approaches

EL SEGUNDO, CA--The Lakers get a brief respite on their Grammy Awards-mandated Roadtrip from Hell when they say hello and goodbye to STAPLES Center Tuesday night as they host the Charlotte Bobcats. After splitting a pair on the road over the weekendlosing to Milwaukee, then beating MinnesotaMike Brown's bunch will spend most of February away from Los Angeles. Nine of their next...
Via Fox Sports West
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Worst of the Night: December 26, 2011

Mike Brown: Lakers coach. Don't pinch me. I wanna keep dreaming.The Chicago Bulls: It went from Christmas cookie to Black Monday for the Bulls. Other than Luol Deng (22 points, 10-for-15, 10 boards), everybody played like leftover turkey. Stephen Curry locked down Derrick Rose (13 points, 4-for-17, 1-for-8 on threes including one airball). Carlos Boozer (6 points, 3-for-7) and...
Via Basketbawful
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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