Posted by RicoCeltic
Rico, for a Celtic fan, you're pretty astute. Unlike Sybil, who started this thread the way he starts all his childish threads...but I've come to expect as much from him.
As you pointed out, Dr. Buss, still runs the team and he's been the stabilizing force behind the Lakers management decisions (along with GM's Jerry West & Mitch Kupchak). The C's, unfortunately for you, can't keep the same management team in place for more than a few years. You have my sympathy. On top of that, you have Danny Ainge as your GM and you well know, his track record on "draft picks" isn't the best.
You made a good point...Mike Brown had LeBron...and nothing else! What can he do with a team that has a solid core and quality reserves? Personally, I wanted to see Rick Adelman get the job. Nobody had done more with less than Adelman. In Sacramento and in Houston, his team's weren't nearly as talented as the Lakers, but they always gave the Lakers fits. But that's "water under the bridge". Moving forward, I think this is a pretty good hire for the Lakers.
Brown will bring that defensive intensity that the Lakers need. They have plenty of scorers and rebounders and I'm pretty certain he'll design the offense to his players strengths.
Many of your fellow C's fans are having a good laugh at this hire. Let's not forget, Mike Brown is still pretty new to the head coaching ranks and he's already been to the finals and coached a team to the best record (and was selected as Coach of the Year). Not to shabby with a team with only ONE quality player. Your buds (like Sybil) can enjoy their laugh now, but the Lakers core is still better than the C's...and that's WITHOUT making a move to acquire Dwight Howard. If THAT happens, it won't be long before the Lakers pass the C's in total championships.
The Lakers will remain in title contention...the C's...well, like I said, you have my sympathy.
That offer is still open. You can join our side!! We'll welcome you with open arms!