Definitely agree LJ. It would be somewhat of a surprise if he did get fired, but not as much as it was when Brown was. They had every excuse NOT to fire Brown when they did (other than being a horrible coach and all that
These public statements of confidence from the FO in coaches always seem to come at a point where fans are probably voicing their displeasure at such an alarming rate that they feel they have to address it to try and make the noise go away.
The statement on Brown came when fans were basically screaming "Why get an all star roster and have a below average coach", and then the outcry after the Pringles hire pushed Jimmy to send Mitch out to spew BS about Pringles being the better fit. Now this latest vote of confidence sprung from another surge in fan outrage following Kobe's injury.
Or maybe Mitch's habit of saying "No major roster changes" and then doing just that has me overthinking things.
"Come hell or high water we're gonna be there again. Its just something about the Lakers organization. Mitch is really, really good at it, he's really really good man...."