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LeBron, Mo Williams say Lakers got good coach

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CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 9: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands next to his head coach Mike Brown during the game against the Indiana Pacers on December 9, 2006 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers won 107-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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While Lakers fans are still trying to talk themselves into Mike Brown being a good fit as the Los Angeles coach, his former players are trying to tell them the franchise is in good hands.

This is what he said to NBA.com.

“If it’s true, when it’s official,” James said, “I think the Lakers got them a great coach.”

“Mike Brown was a great coach,” James said. “He gave us success that we hadn’t had before in that city. And it started with his defensive concepts. He brought in a defensive mind set that we didn’t have.”

“We were competitive year after year because of his coaching. So I respect him and I’m grateful to have had him as a coach throughout the years that I had him. He definitely helped me become who I am today.”


Mo Williams — who was ticked when Mike Brown got fired and tweeted plenty about it — went back to twitter today.
Congrats to mike brown... Lakers won’t be sorry for that hiring

Lakers fans may not be convinced.

But on the bright side, they now have a coach that is not going to sit quietly on the sidelines during games.