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Mike Brown is not known for his ability to coach offense—in fact, he has been criticized by his own players for his traditional philosophy.
While the acquisition of Steve Nash should be the solution to the Lakers’ stagnant offense, there is a possibility that Brown will not utilize Nash’s strengths.
Brown’s offensive philosophy mirrors that of the former San Antonio Spurs’ twin towers offense—a major emphasis is placed on the team’s big men dominating in the post.
This system doesn’t mesh well with Nash’s abilities—Nash thrives on using pick and rolls and ball movement.
Recently, Brown stated that the main principles of the Lakers offense this season “won’t change much.”
If this turns out to be the case, the Lakers’ offense may have trouble succeeding, resulting in losses.
Expectations are high for the Lakers this season, and if they fail to win, Brown will be on the hot seat.
On the other hand, if Brown decides to implant a new offense that allows for ball movement, such as the Princeton offense, it will take time for the team to adjust to it.
Early season struggles can result in losses, catalyzing talks of removing Brown as head coach.