We’re all familiar with the rumored (but never vocally confirmed) rift between ex-Cavalier LeBron James and newly appointed Lakers head coach Mike Brown. Lost in that story was the stanch support Brown received from his ex-point guard, and current Clippers guard, Mo Williams.
Today, Mo sat down with ESPN’s Brian Kamenetzky and offered his thoughts on Coach Brown and how he’ll fit with the Lakers.
“I think it’s a great fit. I like Mike Brown as a coach. Actually, I love him as a coach, and as a person also. I think he’ll be good for their team. He’s a perfect coach for a veteran team. He knows how to handle them, he knows how to practice them, he knows how to motivate them. He knows how to get the most out of them that he can.”
In response to the often-cited criticism of Mike Brown’s lack of creativity on the offensive end of the floor:
“We were a top-five [team] on offense if you go back and look at our stats, so the criticisms he gets on the offensive side, you have to go back to statistics. Everybody loves to use statistics in a lot of situations, so how about using them in this instance, and not glorify perception [that the offense was bad].”
You can read the entire piece over on ESPN-LA.