Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  15 responses

Phil Jackson Paid Mike Brown a Visit

Phil Jackson recently swung by the Lakers’ headquarters, and had a brief chat with the guy replacing him on the bench in LA. From Yahoo! Sports: “New Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown was in the middle of a meeting with his staff last week when a familiar face suddenly appeared in the doorway of the coaches’ conference room. Phil Jackson was at the Lakers offices to see his girlfriend, Jeannie Buss, and stopped by to greet Brown. ‘We just talked shop about some of the guys on the team,’ Brown said of his 15-minute conversation with Jackson. ‘But we talked more about what he’s got going right now, and where each one of us is living, and where he still has a place and all that other stuff. We talked about that more than really getting into talking about basketball.’ Jackson retired as the Lakers coach at the end of a season that saw the two-time defending champions swept by the Dallas Mavericks. He left with a record 11 NBA coaching championships, a .704 career winning percentage and the reputation as the game’s greatest coach. Players respected Jackson, the fans loved him, and his presence still hangs over the franchise. Brown now steps into this void, charged with steering one of the league’s most fabled franchises back onto the championship track. ‘In no way, shape or form am I trying to be Phil Jackson,’ Brown said. ‘I understand that. I’m pretty secure in who I am. I welcome him stopping by any time he wants.’ Brown doesn’t appear intimidated by the challenge of following Jackson. In the season he spent away from coaching after the Cleveland Cavaliers let him go, Brown says he daydreamed about what it would be like to coach a star-studded team like the Lakers.”

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  • James cutler

    Assert.. You are the first idiot.

    Phil talked about how to get pau motivated and how to keep hope from hurting the team.

  • ALEX80

    Looks like there’s a new Boss In L.A.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    “Don’t you mess up my team, you idiot.”

  • MikeC.

    “Next time you’re getting torched by Dallas, just pull Bynum so he doesn’t kill that midget.”

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  • http://myspace.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    6’9″ with 9 rings…? Mike Brown aint filling those shoes..

  • http://obsessioncollection.wordpress.com grgeblck

    “…star-studded team like the Lakers”… ? I see only one or two. Did he just imply that Cavaliers wasn’t? lol.

  • SwaGG_SeaN

    He has big shoes to fill, well we all know that he can’t fill the giant size shadow left by Phil but at least he can try to build his own legacy, that is if he is even successful I wish him the best with this stories franchise. Good Luck mike!!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com George

    prob just gave brown advice on kobe.

  • Drig

    LA is star studded…….just not super-star studded. KB,Pau are superstars. Odom and Bynum are arguably borderline all-stars every season. Metta World Peace is……..well, he’s a celeb. So he’s a star right? :P Okay…….LA’s starting lineup is star studded.

  • robb

    try to get CP3 coach

  • http://slam A.H.

    Give the guy a chance, he never claimed of being a big shot coach, rushing to judgment is really premature- AGAIN, GOOD LUCK COACH!!!!!

  • Patrick

    Morris>Fisher. Morris in the starting lineup please.

  • Donnettia

    He aint the coach for our team, lakers should’ve put BRIAN SHAW in the position & kept the triangle & just pushed for a defensive system to put in place. MIKE BROWN IS SOME TRASH, HE CAME HERE TO JUST HOLLA, HE’S NOT CALM, COOL & COLLECTIVE LIKE THE ONE & ONLY PHIL JACKSON BRING HIM BACK CAUSE WE GOIN FAIL & THATS NOT THE LAKERS MO, GOING BACK 15 YEARS CHECK THE RECORD