The question that still has yet to be answered is what does Kobe Bryant think of new head coach Mike Brown?
Reports have said the two have had face to face meetings, and phone conversations, even saying Brown has won over Bryant.
Yet, Bryant has yet to come out publicly with his thoughts of the Lakers new head coach.
Bryant is not the only Laker who has yet to make a statement on Mike Brown, and some of his teammates that have commented have simply used the “politically correct” answer.
However, players like Ron Artest and Matt Barnes have gave great reviews, and talked about their excitement to play under Brown.
So we have compiled every Laker player who is currently on the roster, and their thoughts, or lack of thoughts, on Mike Brown:
“No Comment” and…”Right now is not the time nor the place.”
“I think it’s good,” Artest said. “Mike Brown is a guy who got LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship with just LeBron and a bunch of old ladies in canes. I don’t know how he did that, I don’t know how he did that, but he’s a great coach — I played for him in Indiana. He was a great defensive mind. Rick Carlisle did all of the offense, and Mike Brown did all of the defense.”
“It’s Different, I have never had him as a coach before, we have one mission, and that’s to win a championship, and hopefully he can help us do that”
“We spoke on the phone a few times. I got a chance to know him, he seemed like a really good guy. With that being said, he’s our coach now. What he does and what he’s going to do, that’s yet to be determined. I just wanted to let him know he has my support. I’m sure he has the rest of the guys’ support.”
“We have a new coach! Can’t wait to meet Coach Brown I hear he is a great coach and a better person! I wish the season started tomorrow!”
“Defense, we’re going to work on our defense. We got knocked out of the NBA Playoffs this year against the Mavericks so working on our defense is key. We’re going to take it back to the drawing board and get it done.”
“A lot of really great coaches were being considered for the job. B Shaw was at the top of the list! He’ll be amazing and wherever he goes is lucky to have him. Will miss Phil but excited to start a new chapter under Mike Brown. Looking forward to a different style and energy!!”
“I’m excited about our new coach, I hope he can lead us to more titles”
“He knows his X’s and O’s on both ends of the floor,” Smith said. “It’s going to be a good fit for the team. We have a lot of veterans on this team and a lot of guys who know what it takes to win. Mike will be that key factor to get us going on both ends of the floor, especially defensively, where I felt we struggled at times this year. I don’t think we really understood the defensive scheme as a whole. Certain individuals did, but as a group I don’t think we really understood it to the point where we could go out there and execute it to the fullest.”
Luke Walton - N/A
Steve Blake – N/A
Shannon Brown – N/A (Note: Played under Brown in Cleveland)
Trey Johnson – N/A
Theo Ratliff - N/A
Devin Ebanks - N/A
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