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According to Matt Steinmetz, who is an NBA reporter for CSN Bay Area, two NBA sources have confirmed that Mike Brown will be the Lakers Head Coach.

Here is what Steinmetz had to say in his report:

Brown, the former coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is expected to be named the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, according to two league sources.

Brown was considered a frontrunner for the Warriors’ job, but is expected to sign a four-year contract worth approximately $18 million with the Lakers — succeeding Phil Jackson as coach.

An earlier Yahoo report noted that a close league friend told Yahoo! Sports that, “He really wants this [the Lakers job] to happen.”

Mike Brown had five successful seasons as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach, including a trip to the NBA Finals. Brown, was fired in 2010 after five seasons in Cleveland, where he went 272-138.

Brown also won the Coach of the Year award after the 2008-2009 season.

  • FT87

    Is this really the best choice out there?

    • Tical2247

      Brown has had recent playoff experience. He can coach big egos (LeWack). Defense is one of his specialties. May be a good fit..

      • PDF

        couldn’t coach BronBron at the end. Maybe that’s why Bynum took his jersey off at the end, just like LeBron…

  • Binky

    Game over.

  • Binky

    Game over.

  • Showtim

    I’m shocked, but also realize there is NO perfect replacement for P Jax :-(

  • Mecka

    wow…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EBSP2NHQGTSVYUHYANRNCEYDUM 123KID

    OMG really! Wheres Ashton Kutcher? Wheres Harold Camping? Is this April Fools! I mean as much as I wanted Shaw to get the position, I would of been fine with Adelman or even Chuck Person. 

  • ALEX

    JERRY SLOAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    • rondo

      Please!!!!!

      • Odom the player

        Rondo, you talk like you know everything. please tell me and everyone else you just criticized why you are the expert? people have a right to voice their opinion moron.

  • Marcantrav

    I guess we’ll have to wait & see…

  • Eric

    /wrists

  • Anonymous

    IF ALL OF US CALL ARE SELF TRUE LAKERS FANS WE SHOULD GIVE HIM A TRY AND SEE WHAT HE CAN DO

    • ilikebasketball

      that’s dumb.

      he sucks, i don’t like him.

      I love the lakers. but i dont have to like individuals on the team.

      mike brown fully can prove me wrong, and maybe he will.

      BUT for now with his past, letting lebron do what he wants(or was letting lebron go 1 on 5 his game plan?) i have no faith in brown or this decision.

      it really is frustrating.

  • Count Bogdan

    This is either a big joke or a total nightmare. Why??? What’s wrong with Adelman or Shaw? Can’t they hire John Ireland instead? 

    • rondo

      No your the joke! For beliving you know more then Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

  • soushi

    We went with Mike Brown? Really? x__x

  • Wearesofucked

    Yay for mediocrity!

  • Kindsir

    NO! A thousand times no! Do we really need someone who will let the pl ayers walk all over him? Definitely not! Why not Adelman? Whyyyyyyyyyy

    • rondo

      How come you don’t work for the Lakers?

  • Nickgwhidbee

    i was looking forward to Sloan and maybe bring cp3 over for sum pick and role play

    • rondo

      Stop dreaming!

    • gasoft

      wow 
      sure
      tell me again what has he ever won?
      what does a coach that plays only pick and rolls like sloan has ever won in the last 20 years?

      right
      nothing u dumb ass

      cp3? sure i d like him
      but sloan, and his uglyboring  ball
      fuck no

  • rauf

    sooooooooooooooooo stupid

    • rondo

      Lakers hire this man!

  • C-Los

    WE DONT WANT LEBRON LEFTOVERS!!! SHAW ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK

  • Hohaha

    LAME

  • Hohaha

    FUCK the lakers, not going to watch any more Lakers basketball, no cp3, no superman! 

    • rondo

      Bye!

  • Rickster

    sad day

    • rondo

      Only thing sad about this day is you thinking you know more then the Laker management about the Lakers!

  • Skewbeats

    I get the skepticism over Mike Brown, but anyone who thinks Sloan is the answer is absolutely CRAZY. Only thing his offense does is run the pick and roll, he’s had some talent in UTAH and never won anything. His act grows old very quick. MB > JS, for todays game with todays players.

  • Bigshipsailing

    welcome back Del Harris……………weak sauce Lakers!  I have to listen to this guy in every post-game interview?  Michael Cooper should have gotten an interview, if they want a real defensive coach……………….FAIL!

    • Innocent By-stander

      Hey, sailor,,, I know you meant that as a put down, but “welcome back Del Harris” sounds like a problem solved. He already pulled these show-boaters back from the brink once, and earned “Coach of the Year” in the process.  Hmmmmm…..

  • https://openid.org/kjmonkey Joseph

    wonder how Brown answered those interview questions…

    “if you were coach, what would you have done differently? what would you do now?”

    • sammyny

      Brown answer – ‘I would have s.ked lebron’s cok harder. Duhhh’

  • Los Lakers

    I THINK IT’S A SMART MOVE, CONSIDERING THE HEAT ARE GONNA BE CONTENDING FOR THE CHIP IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS… AT LEAST THIS COACH KNOWS LEBRON’S IN’S AND OUT’S, SO I KNOW THAT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING BUT IT’S BETTER THAN NOTHING, HE IS DEFENSIVE MINDED AND I KNOW HE WANT’S TO WIN, HE BASICALLY HAD THE BEST RECORD IN THE EAST FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW WITH JUST ONE STAR AND GARBAGE LETS GIVE HIM A CHANCE… SLOAN IS TOO OLD AND MAY HINDER THE POSSIBILTY IN BRINGING IN D.WILL, ADELMAN HAD GREAT, GREAT TALENT WITH THE KINGS AND COULDN’T GET PAST SHAQ AND KOBE… MIKE BROWN SEEMS OK I FEEL COMFORTABLE IN GIVING HIM THE KEYS TO THE PHANTOM…

    • gasoft

      lol at adelman not being able to get past the greatest duo ever 
      are u fucking kidding me? 
      do you remember those playoffs?
      adelman is an amazing coach
      look at what he did in houston wout their best 2 players 
      his one of the best coaches around
      good both in defense and offense

      he would be the smartest choice, but jimmy now runs the show
      i am expecting also an extension to bynum contract so he can keep suck his nutballs longer

  • Irvingharris66

    Stop beggin Biaacth!!!

  • Irvingharris66

    U know everybody allways has shit to say, but as soon as he wins a championship, then they jump on his side, the lakers are the lakers and this is Hollywood just another script to rewrite, U know how we do it stay true no matter what!

    • rondo

      Most of the morons who complain about the Lakers forget  the Lakers are a smart organization. Stupid managements don’t win championships

      • gasoft

        the lakers were a smart organization when the old man was running it
        unfortunately the young idiot now is running it
        and the brilliant choice of Mike Brown (totally inept offensive coach) is the logical result

        sounds like learrogant was about right regarding the multiple rings
        wout lakers in the mix will be pretty easy

  • LarryHughesForPrez

    LAWLLAKERS

  • Anonymous

    Did anyone in the Lakers organization watch him coach??? LakerNation please review playoff tapes, the guy was outcoached and outsmarted. 
    I am having flashbacks of the summer of 2004…

    • rondo

      I believe the Lakers front office are pros . They have not knock on your door and hired you so they must not need you advice.

  • http://twitter.com/TruWarier37 James

    Lets give whoever we get a chance yall. Theres no one that could replace Phil. And remember what we all thought of Bynum? Give people a chance. Damn this city and its fickle fans…

  • Phamologist

    lebron’s leftover while he’s winning now in miami? F this.  I’m pissed as helll.  Brown?  The Lakers are fast becoming the laughing stock.  Lebron’s mfn leftover.  He couldn’t stand up to Lebron. He’s a wus.  F’n joke.  Lakers should have gone with Sloan or Adelman.  Or at least keep it in the Laker family with Shaw.  F this.  How are the Laker players going to respect Brown if the fans don’t even respect him.

    • rondo

      Who cares how you feel you have no nickle in this JAR!  Brown is the new coach.

  • Twelve Inch Finch

    As a Cavs fan all I can say is brace yourself.  Your best case scenario is that Kobe gets so frustrated with Brown’s lack of spine and general ineptitude that he goes to Jerry Buss and demands that Brown be fired.  Kobe will like playing hero ball for about two weeks then he’ll realize how much it sucks trying to carry a team and coach.  I understand wanting to go cheap but Mike Brown?  Really?????

    • rondo

      Kobe needs to play ball and leave the management work to the Executives.

  • Skewbeats

    .662 winning % wit LBJ and a squad that jus went .232 without them. In the buss’ I trust. 

    • ICE CREAM MAN

      could it be that the .662% is due to Lebron playing and not him coaching?

      • NaturalBornLaker

        Only if Lebron averaged 100 a game in Clevland, which I dont believe he did.  Unless I am mistaken.

  • The Real Weps

    You fucking got to be kidding me. Is this a Joke? April’s fool was almost 2 months ago guys….

    One of the wackest coaches in the whole wild world. Good defensive cat, but that’s his role, a defensive assistant coach. That’s it. Can’t do nothing more. Can’t handle big egos, since LeBron did the fuck he wanted for 3 years. Can’t run no offense since he played for 3 years with the antibasket system. Can’t make tactical adjustments. Can’t handle the team while in troubles. Not as deep as this year. Even when the team has friggin small troubles, he can’t handle them. He has no balls and he don’t show this to his team. He has no friggin idea of how use his men. He’s just WACK.

    Give me Adelman please. Shaw. Byron Scott. Kurt Rambis. Ettore Messina. Coach K. Sam Mitchell but not HIM.

  • Marky

    i don’t understand. i thought they wanted an offensive minded coach. thought they wanted to run. if they wanted a defensive minded coach they picked the wrong brown. LARRY BROWN was my pick.

    • http://twitter.com/KingKongManu Manu Schreibmüller

      ??they never wanted an offensive coach!! sloan adleman etc are all defensive coaches…

      • rondo

        Thanks! Teach the uninformed.

    • rondo

      Larry Brown is a geezer!  Lakers need youth.

  • Lex87author

    If you think about it, this makes some kind of sense. The reason the Lakers got bounced this year and won in the past years was mainly defense and this year we got away from that. We have the talent to be a great offensive team, that’s never been our problem.

    So we get a defensive guy to get the team in shape and who knows maybe we’ll keep Shaw to be the Offensive Coordinator for us our one of the other assistants and let Brown handle the offense.

    Being completely honest I didn’t want Brown as my first choice, but if the Lakers brass thinks he can take over after Phil I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt until he proves me wrong.

  • 24everLakers

    at least give some time before you say bull shit about some one. he has not even started coaching yet. sorry bout our fans mike. they dont like new guys around.

    • rondo

      Don’t beg this clown the Timberwolves need some fans.

    • Mimic3184

      Those aren’t fans. Those are the bandwagoners. Good riddance

    • ilikebasketball

      eat shit, i was a fan when you were sucking your moms dick.

  • Ikjyotsingh

    Well, after 20 years of being a Lakers fan, I’m officially switching to another team. The new Lakers everyone, Bynum and Coach Brown! Have fun.

    • rondo

      Bye! don’t let the door hit you.

    • Sharmarohit0301

      Wow.  SO you only ride with the team when they are winning and everything is going smoothly huh?  You are nothing but a bandwagoner and I am happy you will not root for the Lakers again.  Pathetic.  You are the reason the rest of us laker fans are hated around the nation. Go cheer for the Celtics. Have fun.

    • Ronin99

      20 years of band-wagoning. Careful when you jump off, it must be a long drop. Bye, have fun!!!

  • tripleocho

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • laffsatu

    looks like LEBRONZE  will win 7 championships……hows that taste,kobe nation?

    • ilikebasketball

      Dirk will destroy Lebron. Make lebron look like a fourth grader. and he’ll do it with a great all around game, not just bulldozing his way into the lane for a dunk.

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  • Ikjyotsingh

    C’mon everyone. The Lakers lost this year because the team stopped listening to their coaching staff. Like idiots, Buss and Kupchak traded Sasha for Joe Smith, a trade that made no sense. We have idiots like Lamar Odom and Bynum who don’t understand defense, it’s over.

    • rondo

      Bynum an idiots? Is that your moronic views?  Bynum don’t understand defense? You sound like a person who don’t know what the hell they are talking about!

      • What Can Brown Do For You?

        In terms of shot blocking, yes, Bynum has some defense, but only because he is tall and big.  When we talk about defense, we mean every aspect of defense.  This includes staying out of foul trouble, knowing when and where to rotate, etc.

    • ilikebasketball

      Odom and bynum are great players. what are you talking about?
      we didn’t we because we were tired from three straight years in the finals and we have no bench(besides odom) and we have no backup pg.

    • Jets0121

      Traded Sasha for Joe Smith made no sense? How about losing only $2 Million dollars vs losing $10 Million dollars for basically for the same playing time. Jump off the wagon and don’t ever jump back on because true fans don’t need ppl like you to ruin our name.  Be a fan for the good times as well as the bad times and please understand the game and the financial side of the business too.  

      • Anonymous

        actually, Sasha was at least good for some minutes in which he produced SOMETHING. Joe Smith did not even produce in garbage time. He looked like someone that never played basketball when stumbling around the court. Felt like he was shocked when being called to step into the game.

  • SGB

    What no Shaw,  is that because he knows it wont matter because Kobe will do what he thinks is right, and now without Phil how can Kobe not be the player coach he thinks he is.

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    Let’s look for the silver linning. 
    1) Hopefully this coach will play young players more often and possibly get them in rotation so that they can contribute some offense to the bench.  (character, ariza look alike)

    2) No doubt when things are going bad he will atleast give a crap and get off the bench and start showing some kind of motivation and call time outs instead off sitting back and HOPE the team will work it out. (how many times did we loose the game because we didn’t call a time out to stop momentum only to see it get away from us in the end due to a lack of time out call).

    3) Maybe we can run a bit instead of just posting up.  ( well if we had athletes and if we were young of course)

    4) Even though his contract does not affect the cap space we have, at least it might motivate management to go out and get a more expensive player due to us not having to pay the 12 mil ( i think)  phil was getting.

    5) He will keep his head in the game instead in the owner’s daughter….

  • DANG

    Please NO!!! Look I think MB is a decent coach, but Adelman is a far better coach!

  • ThisIsHowUFixIt

    Let’s be honest here.  At the end, it appeared Phil didn’t even want to be there. It’s obvious the team had stopped listening. Just look at how Phil had to punch Gasol in the chest to get his attention.  And we know that Kobe listens to no one. Mike Brown will be no different in that regard.  But I do believe that having and outsider come in without any predetermined loyalty to anyone is a good thing. No more playing Fisher and Luke Walton just because Phil likes them personally.  His defensive style is a good one and we have most of the personnel to be a good defensive team.  Offensively, we need another PG and to just share the ball, and play through our big men and we will be fine. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NJPKHHAQV3D3IRHK6UID6OJYKA SIV25

    hear me and don’t forget my name why all this hate because of a new coach give it some time Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are going to be ready next season believe that. LAKERS FAN 4LIFE BABY! 
    F ALL U BANDWAGONERS

    • ICE CREAM MAN

      CORRECT!!!!  lakers will come out next year hungry to show last year was a fluke.  The bible says…”Wow to the earth and seas because satan was thrown down from heaven knowing he has a short period of time left.”
      I say…Wow to the league and teams because the lakers was thrown out last year from the champioship not being able to play there best ball knowing that they have a short period of time left on the legs.

  • Kevin

    You can tell who The real Fans are on this site………….Give The man a chance to coach and let Lakers management Do what they do best…….MANAGEMENT!!

    You dont even know what our roster will look like next season to know what the gameplan is.

    We need a Defensive Minded Coach.

    And shouts out to Rondo….It seems He the only one that is a rider for this team

    • ilikebasketball

      the real fans don’t put qualitative terms on what a fan is.
      moron.

      mike brown is a joke of a coach.

      we def will get into the playsoffs and have success.
      but until he proves otherwise(meaning a ring) brown is a regular season coach.

  • AUD909

    Give Mike Brown a chance. We need the change.

    • Guest

       Brown could help  the Lakers where they desperately needed it last season, with defense. He also lets other people draw up offensive plays, which would keep Shaw happy, and Kobe too. The big problem with this move are the ego’s of Lakers players, and their willingness to put up with Brown.

  • xtro

    it’s over and the season hasn’t already begun. jim buss is destroying this team. sigh.

  • Gugy

    damn, that’s a bad move

  • Darkanluvly04

    i cant believe dr. buss can do his man bryan like dat i still gottavroll hard wit the lakers luv you guys lets do this.

  • ilikebasketball

    fucking morons.
    morons.

  • lakerman34

    Mike Brown is a good defensive coach, but I wouldn’t have given him the job.

    HOWEVER, the possibility of having Ettore Messina as assistant coach is just AWESOME! Offensive-minded lead assistant coach w/ a defensive minded head coach. Perhaps a recipe for success!

  • Anonymous

    List a few reasons Mike Brown is bad for the Lakers. Yes, Bshaw deserved it but it doesn’t discredit Brown. Mike Brown lead a team to 66 wins, and with out him and Lebron went 13 – 63. The dude deserves a chance to coach at least 1 game for the Lakers before getting hated on.

  • Ronin99

    I think the reason why many of the people here don’t accept this is because they associate Mike Brown with Lechoke and its impossible to replace the Zen Master. Get that out of your mind people…EMBRACE CHANGE. The Lakers had become slow and predictable. Give the guy a chance.

  • letsgola

    Great guy… but sorry hes a head coach for sure just not for this laker team! u have to keep kobe happy while trying to maintain artest.. get odom ready every game and gasol aggressive.. mike brown had one job in Cleavland and that was to keep lebron happy.. he couldent do that.
     

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  • andy

    im open to the idea… remember people this guy would have had a ring if he had better talent around lebron. he was used as a scapegoat when they lost last year. 

    if dwade and chris bosh joined the 08-09 cavs…same story as the heat this year.

    hes defensive minded, has a winning record, gone deep into the playoffs recently and has experience with a top 3 player… 

    lets see what happens

  • Yayyay22

    It really doesn’t matter what anybody thinks at this point. Accept it and start moving forward, hopefully this can work out.

  • Anonymous

    Dont Know if this is a great move But it is a move I dont know how it will work between kobe and Brown but im eager to see what they do 

    • Anonymous

      Oh I figure it’ll go something like this:
      Hey coach, what are we running today?
      Well, Kobe I was thinking…
      IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!
      But I was planning to practice some pick and roll…
      Pick and roll? How about you KNOW YOUR ROLL AND SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
      Oh okay, ummm…so this play I had in mind…
      Play? Play? As in YOU tell ME what to do? I’m gonna take that pretty little playbook of yours…turn that sumbitch sideways…and stick it up your CANDY ASS! Any questions?
      Uhhh…no, sir.
      You and me gonna get along just fine, Mikey, juuuust fiiine.

      • ilikebasketball

        haha.

        did you find a recording of him coaching Lebron?

  • Hohaha

    the Lakers are dead :/

  • Reggiemccoy70

    Had a good record in Cleveland, but doesn’t know how to manage Superstars.  He only had one in Cleveland (L. James) and couldn’t manage him.