Kobe Bryant Still Not Discussing the Mike Brown Hire

During the public introduction of his new charitable endeavor, Kobe Bryant once again refused to talk about his new coach (though, very little should be read into it.) From the AP: “Kobe Bryant had plenty to say about how he wants to help end homelessness among youth in Los Angeles. The NBA superstar had nothing to say about new Lakers coach Mike Brown. Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, appeared together at a nonprofit in Hollywood on Tuesday to announce the formation of their new foundation focused on improving the lives of youth and families in need. Bryant has remained publicly mum since Brown was hired last week over his choice of Brian Shaw, a longtime Lakers assistant under recently retired coach Phil Jackson. In his first public appearance since then, Bryant refused to answer questions about Brown. ‘Right now is not the time nor the place,’ he said in a stern tone. ‘We’re here to focus on bigger issues, greater issues, and that’s these kids that are here at the back. It’s not fair to them. When the time comes, I will address that, but right now is not that time.’ Asked when that time would be, Bryant cut off his questioner, saying, ‘Now is not the time.'”