Mike Brown practice report
Watch around the 8:20 mark. Brown addresses what happened in the preseason in terms of implementing the system instead of just letting Nash run P&R and do his thing.. The explanation isn't so bad (OK, it's pretty bad ), I just hope his "long haul" plan works.
^^ Good find and post Finwë. First of all, it's nice to see Brown in a pretty down to earth interview. I've never disliked him as a person at all, and this shows him as he is - a good guy as many have said. In some ways, watching this demonstrates why Jim Buss really fell for him: he was probably a really good interview, he's certainly articulate and presents himself as a knowledgeable person and has praise for his players and for other coaches. Nice guy no doubt.
But I don't buy that explanation about the preseason at all. It doesn't make sense. You need to spend the time practicing what you are going to do, not what you aren't going to do. So you want to have the players confused and trying things that they probably won't do in the season during the preseason?
Though I think he's a good guy and has some good qualities, I think he's too deferential/buddy buddy with Kobe, and I feel like the new offense is a bit of an excuse on his part. Also the defense really hasn't been very good, regardless of the offense, not because of it.
In other words, I'm seeing more why Jim Buss liked him, but I'm not any more convinced that he has the leadership to take us all the way. But I guess we shall see. His lack of apparent urgency and talk of the process might be more believable to me if it were Phil talking.