I'm with pretty much all of you in regards to the competency (or lack thereof) in Mike Brown. But those Twitter quotes are taken out of context and don't paint the full story in the article.
Ramona Shelburne's article can be found here:http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/stor ... on-offense
Also, her Twitter account can be found here to see her followup tweets on Brown's thoughts on the PnR.http://twitter.com/ramonashelburne
But here are a few quotes that we should all note...
But he [Nash], too, was preaching patience on Thursday, saying he felt the team was experiencing some "paralysis by analysis" as it tried to adjust to a new way of doing things on offense. He also said this style of play "could end up being the best thing for this team."
"It is dramatically different from what I've done the last eight years," Nash said. "But I still think there's a lot of room to find a comfort in the offense.
"It's not all about how I can be the centerpiece. It's about how can we all collectively make each other better, and I think this offense provides us with an opportunity to do that, albeit, in time."
As for the criticism of the way Nash is being used, Brown reiterated that the veteran has the ability to run a pick-and-roll game any time he wants. He just hasn't done so early on for a variety of reasons.
"He can play pick-and-roll if he wants to, but even he said he doesn't want to do that anymore because it wears him out," Brown said.
"He likes the flexibility of giving it up and getting it back in other areas of the floor. Or giving it up and the ball moving and bodies are moving and he doesn't have to make a play for everybody every time down the floor."
In all, seems the team, not just Mike Brown is preaching patience. This includes Kobe and Nash himself. I personally would like to see Nash/Dwight go crazy but the Lakers have long-term success in mind. Personally, I'm definitely not happy with opening this season with 2 losses, possibly 3 after Friday. But if Nash himself is making the effort to see this through, then I'm going to try to wait it as well.
Even though I can understand why they're trying to use the Princeton exclusively to accelerate the learning process, I just don't see why they can't add in a few more PnR plays to jumpstart a stagnant offense once in a while.
Having said all this though, I think the primary short-term concern is defense and (yet again) lackluster bench play.