Metta World Peace, Mike Brown Say They’re on the Same Page

by February 15, 2012

Metta World Peace recently went public with his complains about Lakers head coach Mike Brown, but the two say that everything’s cool between them now. From the Daily News: “In an attempt to ensure they are on the same page, Brown met with World Peace at the Lakers’ morning shootaround Tuesday. They talked and cleared the air and the player and the coach each said everything was fine. ‘The main thing is just winning,’ World Peace said before the Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 86-78. ‘The main thing here is everybody wants to win. That’s a good sign. I was not frustrated. It was not frustration. I was just looking for consistency.’ Brown, in his first season as the Lakers’ coach, said he understood World Peace’s concerns. He also reserved the right to make decisions, change his mind and do all he believed to be right in order to make sure the Lakers are best prepared to play. ‘I’m not afraid to make a change,’ Brown said. ‘I’m the coach. I make the decisions. I’ll make a change if I feel I need to. I talked not just to him but a lot of guys on the team because I have changed the minutes. God bless anybody who has walked into a new situation and after two games figures out what rotation he wants to have for the rest of the year. … If I were a stats guy, Metta wouldn’t be playing at all. If I were him, I would be frustrated.'”