Kobe ‘Surprised’ by Lakers’ Choice of Mike Brown

Sports Illustrated reports that Kobe was a supporter of Brian Shaw and was surprised that he wasn’t involved in selecting Phil Jackson’s successor: “The source close to the Lakers told SI.com that Lakers star Kobe Bryant was “surprised” by the news, and that he was not a part of the decision-making process. Bryant had been a staunch supporter of Lakers assistant Brian Shaw for the position and remains as such.”