The Lakers front office hasn’t allowed themselves to rest after the Howard acquisition, which is a good thing. Kobe, Nash, Howard and Gasol… sounds like a dream team. But without a great coaching staff, it would be unlikely to see an L.A. championship this year, which is why the Lakers and head coach Mike Brown may add three assistant coaches in the coming days; this includes Eddie Jordan, Bernie Bickerstaff and Steve Clifford. We will have to wait and see what happens.
Mike Brown of the Lakers is determined to win a championship this year, and a powerhouse coaching staff to match a dynamite team would be the right way to get there. Brown is hungry. After having started as Head Coach last year after an intense lockout which stripped the Lakers of a third of their season, Brown continued coaching through controversial trades, injured players, and a dysfunctional player dynamic. All of that and he still managed to lead his team to a 41-25 (.621) record. Without a doubt the time is now for his coaching career to shine. And with what Mitch Kupchak has delivered, it is a do or die situation this season. I anticipate nothing less than a performance in the finals.
Look out for LN’s new piece Fan Friday. Today’s #1 fan is a father who named his daughter… you guessed it… Laker. If you think you have what it takes to top today’s fan, leave me a comment below with why you should be considered the Lakers #1 Fan.
Lakers Nation News
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Van Gundy: Howard Trade Mishandled [Hang Time Blog]
Kobe Bryant Visits China on Nike Tour [LA Times]
How Does Howard to the Lakers Affect Chris Paul’s Future? [Clips Nation]
Lakers to Officially Hire Eddie Jordan, Let the Princeton Experiment Begin [ProBasketballTalk]
Vanessa Bryant Sets High Standard for Kobe’s Championship Rings [LA Times]
How the Lakers match up: San Antonio Spurs [ESPN Los Angeles]
Dwight Howard Could Face Adjustment Period [LA Times]
Record 25 Current and Former NBA Players Medal at Olympics [NBA]
Bynum Receives Warm Welcome in Philly [Lakers Blog]
The Pizza That Saved The Sixers Franchise [Liberty Ballers]
Off Topic Friday: Who Would You Choose [Denver Stiffs]
Ricky Rubio Won’t Return Until at Least December; Glen Taylor Still Likes Timberwolves Chances [Sporting News]
Andre Iguodala Wants a Long-Term Stay in Denver [CBS Sports]
Bullets Forever: Celebrating The Greatest, Weirdest Franchise Of All Time [SB Nation]
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