Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  10 responses

John Kuester, Ettore Messina to Join Lakers’ Coaching Staff?

The recently-fired Kuester is expected to join Mike Brown’s staff on the pine in Los Angeles, alongside the former coach of CSKA Moscow. ESPN has the details: “[Ettore] Messina will be listed as an assistant coach but will be behind the bench, not on it, and will serve in more of a consulting capacity, sources said. Brown developed a relationship with Messina when he was head coach of the Cavaliers and Messina was the head coach of CSKA Moscow. Brown routinely flew to Italy, where Messina held CSKA’s training camps, to pick up new ideas to use with the Cavs.”

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  • Rasheedionics

    Now this explains why CSKA Moscow always made playoffs but never won a championship.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    LAL is screwed if they get Kuester
    ohno, they have Mike Brown
    They’re allready screwed!

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs


  • http://www.twitter.com/flavaklav Klav

    guess nobody knows about Messina. he’s proven he’s a winner by winning 4 euroleague titles. in a basketball league that has no cap?

  • Marco

    messina is a genious, american fans will learn to appreciate him

  • baykusreyiz

    he is the best active coach in the world.write this down. he’ll become a head coach in a few years and change the NBA !!

  • http://euroleagueadventures.com Nick Gibson

    Messina taking orders from Brown would be like Tim Duncan taking orders from Daniel Orton.

  • Marco

    co sign Nick

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TheBigL

    Kuester – the Anti-Zen.

  • NR

    Hey, not convinced yet but you can’t over look that Mike Brown’s defense was rated 5th and offense was rated 5th also and you don’t win 60+ games a season just by accident and that was with only 1 allstar, so if the Lakers can pick up a decent starter PG and decent backup’s on the 2nd unit, who knows what Brown can do with the Lakers, I withhold my reservations until I see some results but I think he deserves a chance, at least I know he won’t just be sitting on the bench staring off into space ala PJ.