Mike Brown has to be replaced in order for the Lakers to have any chance at reaching the Western Conf finals let alone the NBA finals in the next two years. Shaw, Scott, or Sloan would have a much better chance of winning than Brown.
A week of training camp and about 10 days of full practice available in-season was a bigger problem when trying to implement new offensive and defensive schemes. I think the mistake was Brown shouldve just worked the D and let them play the modified triangle with Kobe/Fish as the defacto offensive coords. The thread is moot though as the Lakers (Jim) are going to give him a chance to succeed before wasting their money.