Lets not lose sight of the fact that both Brown and MDA and inferior coaching hires. Uninspired and c level "talent". As for blaming Kobe for making as much as he does, I have one question. Would you take a pay cut at your job if your company said we know you're worth x, but your coworkers want you to make y. ?
I don't understand Jim's obsession with picking up the coaching scraps of other teams. Brown was kicked to curb by Cleveland hoping to convince Lebron to stay and D'Antoni was ridden out of New York on a rail.