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

by June 06, 2011

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.”