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Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am  |  22 responses

Mike Brown Says He Hopes the Los Angeles Lakers Win


The man was fired just five games into the season, but his bank account is healthy, and he’s happy to spend more time around his family. Mike Brown also says that he hopes his former team wins. Per the LA Times: “How are you DOING?’ he asks happily Wednesday, as if there’s nothing in his life that would hint at loss of job, loss of camaraderie, loss of Lakers. The franchise’s 22nd coach seemed perfectly fine with what has happened in his life since Nov. 9, the day he arrived at the office, was pulled out of a meeting with assistant coaches and told by General Manager Mitch Kupchak he no longer worked for the Lakers. They were 1-4 at the time. Brown was surely surprised, though he tried not to sound like it in his first interview since the firing. ‘I tell you what, I had a lot of really nice phone calls from around the league that day,’ Brown said. ‘Front-office people, other coaches, stuff like that. It always helps when your peers call and help you get through a time like this.’ Does Brown miss it? Of course he does. But maybe not as much as expected. It helps that he’s still going to earn $10 million. He had another full year on his Lakers contract after this one and a partial guarantee in 2014-15. He’s not hurting for money. And he’s not dying to watch every Lakers game. ‘I still have a fondness for all the guys on the team. I really enjoyed working with all of them,’ Brown said. ‘The coaching staff was unbelievable, in my opinion. I hope they win. In terms of watching them, it does not intrigue me enough to watch them. I guess I just don’t feel like I have a need to do it. But I hope they do well because these are people I work with and care about. I learned so much from working with Kobe [Bryant] and I hope he learned something working with me.’”

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Mike Brown>Mike D’Antoni

  • zogs19994

    THE LOYAL TURTLE

  • roscoe

    class act.

  • Max

    Lol

  • spit hot fiyah

    So he gets another ten mil and dantoni gets his as well. Money was not the problem with Phil

  • Seth

    He also wishes his ex-girlfriends well.

  • M Cho

    It would have been better if he pulled a Samuel Jackson and screamed “I hope they burn in hell!!”

  • LakeShow

    I don’t think Brown is ever really upset…

  • LakeShow

    Incorrect.

  • Drig

    Respect him for being a class act. Hope you achieve success elsewhere, MikeB.

  • shockexchange

    Mike Brown led Cleveland to the finals with LeBron and “the Pips,” one of the best coaching jobs in the history of the L.

  • tomtom

    Class all the way. As a Laker fan i hope he gets himself a high-input assistants role somewhere and he can do what he does best which is dealing with a teams defense, he’s not a master motivator or genius on O but he is still a hell of a coach.

  • tomtom

    P.s. loyal turtle lmao!

  • zogs19994

    COCAINE IS A HELL OF A DRUG.

  • shockexchange

    You all can downgrade Mike Brown all you want, but either that “dog catch a rabbit or it doesn’t.” Mike Brown got it done in Cleveland with LeBron and some back up singers. You seem like the type who listens to “Top 40″ and dresses up like his favorite rapper.

  • zogs19994

    COCAINE IS A HELL OF A DRUG
    -
    1) YOU THINK MIKE BROWN IS AN AMAZING COACH
    2) YOU’RE RAMBLING ABOUT RABBITS AND DOGS

    3) I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT “TOP 40″ IS…..BUT YOU DO!!

  • shockexchange

    Mike Brown did an amazing job in Cleveland, given the talent he had. I’m not sure if that makes him an amazing coach overall, but it definitely makes him better than D’Antoni. And while I’m at it, you show me a 50 year old rapper who’s still hot and Shock Exchange will show you “a rapper from New York.”

  • Datkid

    lmaoooo I’m crying at both of you.

  • Datkid

    professional jackass.. but a professional nonetheless

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Meh, I’d say they’re about equal in talent.

  • TSmoove

    “I hope the Lakers win…the draft lottery.” They forgot to add that in there.

  • zogs19994

    FIRST OFF RAP GAME STARTED GETTING BIG IN THE MID 80′S SO YOU ASKING ME TO NAME A 50 YEAR OLD RAPPER IS RETARDED.

    AND I THINK DRE IS ABOUT 48 SO THEIR YOU GO.

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