Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mike Brown = Train Wreck, Part Two

Well it's obvious with the Lakers game going on right now that my last post did not fully address the absolutely pathetic coaching abilities of Mike Brown.

Currently the Lakers are playing the Suns (it is half time right now) and already a couple of Mike Brown's disastrous coaching tendencies have revealed themselves. For starters, he continues to play the disgustingly poor backup point guard Steve Blake an excessive amount of minutes. The Lakers' standout acquisition at the trade deadline, Ramon Sessions, was iced on the bench for nearly 10 minutes while Blake traipsed around the court playing matador defense and a form of offense so horrible that I cannot even properly describe it without the veins in my forehead bursting open.

To make matters worse, Mike Brown continues to play the now infamous lineup of Metta World Peace, Steve Blake, and Matt Barnes. To give you an understanding of what exactly that entails, imagine if NASA sent up three plumbers to man the rocket that landed on the moon. Insane right? If you envision Peace/Blake/Barnes as the plumbers then you can begin to understand how incredibly bad this group is on the court.

Furthermore, with Kobe out of the game tonight, you would expect that the only other Shooting Guard on the team (the aforementioned Andrew Goudelock) would get some playing time. You'd be wrong.

Instead, Mike Brown continues to keep Drew in the doghouse in favor of players like Steve Blake. It truly is a shame that the Lakers' prime scoring option on the bench (this isn't really much of a compliment in reality but it is true nonetheless) is being disrespected in this manner.

In closing, Mike Brown is a terrible coach due to his love for Steve Blake, his adoration for insanely ineffective lineups, and his continued benching of effective scoring options like Goudelock. It is safe to say that the majority of Lakers fans feel as if they could coach this team better at this point (and I am one of them).

An NBA coach making over four million dollars a year should never garner criticism such as this if he is truly worth that amount of money.




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