Mike Brown: 5 Bold Predictions for Brown’s Inaugural Season with LA Lakers

Mike Brown, the former coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has officially been hired to replace Phil Jackson as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Brown inherits instantaneous championship expectations thanks to the immense talent of the Kobe Bryant-led roster he’ll be in charge of.

Brown, like many in the Cleveland organization, faced criticism for failing to build an NBA champion around LeBron James. His Cavaliers teams were characterized by active, team-oriented defense but little offensive imagination.

The Lakers have thrived under Jackson and his beloved triangle offense. Will Brown's arrival turn them into a team that stands around waiting for Bryant to do something, as the Cavaliers too often did to James?

Herein, five things to expect from Brown’s first season at the Lakers’ helm.

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