Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Well thats a reasonable claim, that you DON'T THINK he has the mentality. We've all been wrong before. Don't you remember an inexperienced man who built an empire that won two championships? That man was Mitch Kuptchak. Everyone wanted his head before. Since the Gasol trade, just that one trade, he didn't ever need to do anything else to be questioned. Yet he delivered again and again. He didn't start off that good. He waited for "it" to come to him.
Brown's defensive schemes are good. It wouldn't take too long to develop a nice offense for himself.
The biggest issue with Brown is not that he doesn't understand the game. Any dedicated fan at the arena level understands the game. You and I understand the game. Everyone into basketball understands the game. However, I mentioned a long time ago that not anyone can be a leader. Not everyone can be influential.
Brown is a hard worker, but he is not influential. He can't command the respect to be a head coach. He also does not know what to do with the gifts given to him. He didn't know how to manage his roster that had too much talent on it. That's what the problem was.
No, not to offend but there aren't many fans who really understand the game other than the obvious stuff. A true understanding has to be taught.
Just because a person flies in an airplane on a weekly basis for 30 years doesn't mean they can fly a plane
What we are talking about is a much higher level of basketball knowledge, being able to coach, Brown's understanding of the game at a coaching level is beneath most fans and at this point in his life if he hasn't learned more than that, he won't. Trust me, the things I say are things that good coaches understand....not fans, so I really don't expect you to understand....no offense intended.
Mike Brown didn't know how to manage a roster? Duh....he didn't know how to manage a roster with Cleveland....I noticed how horrible a coach he was back then....I seriously used to laugh at him and my NBA guys also laughed at him.....his incompetence was glaring. Kurt Rambis was just as bad in his Lakers stint as head coach.....when guys said they wanted him to be the Lakers coach again I was
So no surprise that he failed again.....he cannot coach!!!
As for influential.........if the players know you don't know WTF you are talking about, how the hell can you influence them in a positive way.......remember the photo of the Lakers practice
where the guys were looking at him like WTF? Brown = nice man, no BB IQ........... Here Ya go.....photo: