Mike Brown Thinks He Could Have Done a Better Coaching Job

by May 24, 2012

Lakers head coach Mike Brown was tough when grading himself on the coaching job he did, during a predictably tumultous first season in Los Angeles. From the LA Times: “I feel like I could’ve done a lot better,’ Brown said. Players loved his enthusiasm and work ethic but tired of his lengthy practices and film sessions. Some soon questioned him. Metta World Peace labeled him as a ‘stats guy.’ Andrew Bynum defiantly shot three-pointers. Pau Gasol wished he had been featured more in the offense. Plenty of players lamented the shuffling rotations. Still, all players gave a generally positive review on Brown’s first year, considering the circumstances. ‘The toughest part is, I’m not using this as an excuse,’ Brown said. ‘We had as much time as everybody else. But it was tough from the standpoint that you didn’t get to practice. We wouldn’t have practiced that much harder because we have an older and veteran team. I still need to be conscious of not running those guys in the ground in the course of the regular season.’ […] ‘I know there were a lot of things I rushed on that I kind of did on the fly based on the lack of time,’ Brown said. ‘To really give myself a true evaluation would be hard. Based on the circumstances as a staff, I had a great staff and they helped out a lot and we did fairly well. Could we have done better? Yes, we could’ve done a lot better.'”