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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  27 responses

Jerry Sloan Reportedly Interested in Coaching the Lakers


The Los Angeles Lakers despite their ugly 1-4 start to the season, continue to publicly support head coach Mike Brown. Should they ever change their minds, however, Jerry Sloan is reportedly waiting in the wings. Per Hoopsworld: “Many within NBA circles believe it’s only a matter of time before Brown is fired. Jerry Sloan and Mike D’Antoni are two names that have surfaced as possible replacements for Brown. ‘Jerry Sloan to L.A. by December 1,’ one league source predicted. ‘[Steve] Nash and [Dwight] Howard are the new [John] Stockton and [Karl] Malone. He wants a ring, not to mention the money. He didn’t seriously consider Orlando, Charlotte or Portland [openings] over the summer because he knew Los Angeles would open up.’ Brown has one of the toughest jobs in basketball. He’ll be blamed when the Lakers lose. His decisions will be second-guessed and he’ll have to answer question after question: Why is Bryant playing so many minutes? Why isn’t Howard getting more touches? Why isn’t Nash handling the ball more? Why did Jodie Meeks fall out of the rotation? Why is this team running the Princeton offense? Having four future Hall of Famers in your rotation is every head coach’s dream, but only when things are going well. If the team struggles, as the Lakers have through [five] games, it can be nightmare. Fair or not, Brown will be on the hot seat and under the microscope all season long.”

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  • Danny N.

    It would be a very cool comeback for Jerry!

  • Comment_System

    Jerry Sloan is interested and you want to stay with Mike Brown? what the hell.

  • Comment_System

    Jerry Sloan is interested and you want to stay with Mike Brown? what the hell.

  • http://twitter.com/don_afrim Don_Afrim

    Where is Phill Jackson? Now that DHoward + Steve Nash joined the Lakers, I could imagine that he might be interested to coaching again since he only coaches teams with the most superstars!! LOL Hey I don’t blame the guy for wanting to keeps his winning percentage high and getting more rings!! :P

  • FLIGHT 9

    Lakers with Mike Brown ain’t going anywhere! Why? because He reminds people of Byron Scott. A coach who can’t adjust during game time and is scared of his players. He doesn’t command respect PERIOD….

  • Rainman

    I hope so… Nash and Dwight under Sloan? watch out!

    Also, LOL “He didn’t seriously consider Orlando, Charlotte or Portland [openings] over the summer because he knew Los Angeles would open up” EVERYONE inside the NBA circles KNOWS Mike Brown is a not-so-great coach, and was waaay in over his head in LA. But i blame management for hiring him, because we all knew that already…

  • Rainman

    Phil would instill the triangle.similar thought as the princeton that doesnt really fit with this team . Sloan’s pick and roll heavy offense more fits this team actually.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    off with browns head!!!

  • LeroyShonuff

    This needs not to happen… But as a Miami hater, this needs to happen immediately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bike

    If I am LA front office, I would do this right now. They are maybe two games away from where Kobe is gonna start chucking big time and no one is going to be able to stop him.

  • Dymez

    None of this suggests Jerry Sloan is interested in coaching the Lakers. All it basically says is people want Mike Brown fired; some people want Mike D’Antoni, some people want Sloan, as the replacement. This is nothing but the good ol’ fashion (local) “media trying to force the front office’s hand,” again. This usually never works — especially during the season. We’ll see what happens.

  • robb

    Do it Jim, just do it.

  • Redd

    This would make Lakers a powerhouse, Sloan is someone that seems confident and you need that. Mike seems the opposite.

  • GeorgeforLakers

    It is only a matter of time before Brown is fired. When the players completely lose faith in their ability to win under Brown’s system, we will witness the worst possible outcome: players doing their own thing and becoming completely disillusioned team chemistry. Hopefully, management will make a coaching change before things starting getting really nasty.

  • robb

    just like Kobe did during the 4th yesterday

  • spit hot fiyah

    make it happen kupchack!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    haha sorry Mike

  • roscoe

    LAL has a 6 game homestand starting & if they continue to be non-competitive its going to be, “good luck charlie brown.”

  • roscoe

    why you don’t think t-angle would work?

  • egas

    Get sloan for the ring,mike brown cant coach!! Go Lakers

  • egas

    Get sloan for the ring,mike brown cant coach!! Go Lakers

  • Rainman

    because they’ve got the best passer in the league and the triangle takes the ball out of his hands so he isnt creating easy looks for dwight, kobe and pau, much like the Princeton. I imagine Sloan capable of using Nash similar to a player like Stockton when he was in his mid 30′s. (Nash is probably capable of playing a bigger role than Stock in his late 30′s to early 40′s. just look at his last year with PHX.)

  • roscoe

    i agree w/ u the t-angle may not suite nash the best, but i am not sure it would not work w/ LAL.

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  • GO Lakers

    I wish we can get Jerry Sloan as Lakers’ new coach. Think about it: Nash and Howard are the new Stockton and Malone, Kobe and Pau are the new Jordan and Bird (okay maybe half of a Larry Bird). AND Meta World Peace is the new Dennis Rodman, haha

  • Jazmier

    IF BROWN GOT A CHANCE TO COACH IN THE NBA, WHY NOT TRY COACH TIM CONE OF THE SAN MIG COFFEE MIXERS IN THE PBA HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES. HE’S A PROVEN COACH AND RUN’S THE TRIANGLE VERY WELL. HE DID SO MANY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE PBA CONSIDERING THE FILIPINOS HAVE LACK IN SIZES BUT GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO COACH THOSE PLAYERS LIKE BRYANT, HOWARD AND NASH WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS THE RETURN OF PHIL JACKSON IN THE NBA. COACH TIM CONE FOR THE LAKERS.

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