Re: Backup Plan: Who is next best coach suitable for Lakers if/when Mike Brown get fired?
In all seriousness about that last playoff series with Phil, in a recent interview Kobe did say how bad he felt about that. Kobe said his knee was in really bad shape and he was basically playing on one leg. He said he wasn't able to give Phil his all and he really didn't want Phil to go out like that but that it wasn't Phil's fault at all. Combine that with Fish who couldn't play anymore and that just wasn't going to get it done in the playoffs.