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Congrats to Mike Brown. The Lakers' job is a nice gig.
It was widely reported that Brian Shaw was Kobe's choice. Interesting that the Lakers chose to go in a different direction.
In other coaching news, Kevin McHale is supposed to be close to getting the Rockets job.
Give us brian shaw, thanks. I'm kinda glad we didn't get him I wanna c what vogel can do for a season
Happy for Brown, not happy for Pacers fans. Brown would have IMO been perfect for us and IMO he is the high caliber of coach you don't have a chance at very often.
I like Brown too. Be interesting if they'll stay with the triangle, its been a staple there for years.
Excellent hire by the Lakers. Damn it! I want them to suck!
It's looking more and more like Vogel will be staying in Indy.
Good for the Lakers. GREAT for Mike Brown.
The Pacers can't and shouldn't try to compete with that kind of money. It's more likely the new coach gets closer to half the annual pay that the Lakers gave Brown.
It's disappointing that we didn't get the opportunity to go after a candidate as qualified and tied in locally as Brown, but when the Lakers offer, you say yes.
I really started to like the idea of bringing in Mike Brown along with the hopeful, future solid core with the cap space and trades.
Though I'm still happy with Vogel.
I really don't get all the vitriol against Brown. If the most successful franchise hiring him doesn't at least give you pause, then I'm thinking you never would have given him a fair shake here. At least we're saved from that.
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So my question now becomes: how attractive of a place is Indiana really to coach?
I wouldn't be upset if we managed to pluck Shaw out of this. If we rehire Vogel and plug in Shaw as an assistant with the promise that he gets the first crack if Vogel doesn't work out..I'd be all over that right now.
I gueess this is where i would start.
Brian Windhorst: That said, Mike Brown is a lot smarter and better coach than he got credit for. Was too willing to take hits, even when it wasn't his fault Twitter
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Brian Windhorst: Mike made LeBron the defender he is today. He had the ability but not the understanding. Mike's a great defensive mind w/high character. Twitter
Yannis Koutroupis: I've talked with Gregg Popovich about Mike Brown before, nobody speaks higher of him. Popovich isn't one to give undeserving praise either. Twitter
Mike Brown Cant help that the FO let LBJ do what ever he pleased. The blame should go on Dan Glibert and the Cavs FO.
1) WhyIt's more likely the new coach gets closer to half the annual pay that the Lakers gave Brown.
2) How can they expect to get as high-quality of a candidate as possible if they (if even only because of how high teams like LA can go) low ball?
"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."
We know that Bird interviewed Shaw in 2007 along with Adelman. We also know that Bird is the type that doesn't believe in a lot of interviews, or a series of interviews with the same guy
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