Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown finalized the core of the Lakers coaching staff last Friday, tabbing Chuck Person and Quin Snyder to join former NBA head coach John Kuester as Brown's right-hand men to start the 2011-2012 NBA season, whenever that may be.
The hirings came on the same day the Lakers front office decided not to renew the contracts of approximately 20 key members of the Lakers training, video, scouting and player development staff, including assistant general manager Ronnie Lester.
While support staff decisions were made by Lakers management and for the most part were strictly monetary decisions, the coaching staff is mostly decided by Brown himself. Who Mike Brown chooses to go to battle with is important, as these individuals will be relied upon to beat the drum of the Lakers' offensive, defensive and cultural philosophies day in and day out.
Let's meet the staff and see what they can bring to the Lakers.