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Mike Brown has had his share of trouble managing egos, even in his first season as Lakers head coach.
Namely, he had trouble with center Andrew Bynum, who was later sent to Philadelphia in the Dwight Howard trade.
According to ESPN, Mike Brown benched Bynum during a game against the Golden State Warriors for shooting an ill-advised three-pointer.
Bynum not only missed the shot, but began to show his frustration with Brown after the benching.
On several occasions, he refused to take part in the huddle and joked with the media about attempting another shot from beyond the arc.
But Andrew Bynum is no longer a Laker, however, the problems at the center position may have gone with him.
Dwight Howard his had his own squabbles with his former coach, Stan Van Gundy. As Howard began demanding a trade from Orlando, he began to criticize management and Van Gundy.
Their relationship became so bad that Van Gundy openly stated that Howard wanted him fired, and had the clout to make this happen, as reported by ESPN.
But that was with an unhappy Dwight Howard. Now that he is a Los Angeles Laker, there is no need for him to complain, which makes Brown’s job less difficult.
Even if Howard will act up in the future, Brown is at least capable of handling it himself given his experience with Andrew Bynum.