Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  19 responses

Larry Brown on the Failed Adam Morrison Experiment

The kid, according to his former coach, just couldn’t handle the pressure: “I was happy Adam got to leave because he was never comfortable here. You were hoping it would be a new lease on life for him. I still think it can be,” said Brown of the Feb. 7 trade that dealt Morrison to the Los Angeles Lakers. Brown said the other factors — the glut at shooting guard and small forward and Morrison’s recovery from a knee injury that cost him the previous season — were secondary to how expectations rattled Morrison. “As the season progressed, I sensed (his frustration). You’d hear some things in the crowd and see him react. So I had some talks with him and that’s when I realized (how unhappy he was.) He said all along he’s never felt comfortable here. He told me everybody had high expectations. When you’re the third pick in the draft, that’s just the way it is — it’s not going to change. Hopefully with a year under him (elsewhere) he’ll fill his potential.”

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  • niQ

    and people predicted him to be the next larry bird..

  • ENDS

    So Chalk another bad Deccision to GM Michael Jordan. Kwame Brown Anyone?

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    I still think the dude can be a decent 15 point a game scorer on any team. Too much flashes of ability in his rookie year to count him out entirely.
    I’ve never seen flashes of anything for Kwame, so there’s that.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    ANY team? Whoa there. I can see him getting 15 a game for the Kings, the Grizz or the Clips.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    He’ll never get the PT to put up 15 on a good team.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    I didn’t say it would happen NOW. I said once he gets his confidence and can prove himself. I guess ‘any team’ was a stretch since he would never get playing time on the Spurs with his defense.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    He could easily average 15 on Gonzaga.

  • Pic

    ^^^ hahaha

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    he a (expletive) scrub!!!

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Probably not but that was nice of you Larry

  • http://trulyhoops.blogspot.com Collin

    JJ redick will love this….

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Well hey, no pressure playing for the Lakers.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    If he couldn’t handle the pressures of CHARLOTTE, maybe he’s not ready for this whole “professional athlete” thing.

  • kwame


  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    I’m still waiting for that West Coast light bulb to light up.

  • https://twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    So if Sun Yue is the human victory cigar, Morrison is a human “fu(k it” card – you only put him in if all hope is lost.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Does Phil Jackson know his name or does he just refer to him as ‘the goofy kid with the mustache that fancies crying in front of thousands of people’ ?

  • JoeMaMa

    Give him a year. Then call him a bust. But, for now…just call him white.

  • chintao

    “So I had some talks with him and that’s when I realized that the kid cries at the drop of a hat,” Larry Brown did not necessarily add.