After Phil Jackson’s retirement became official, it was reported Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss had turned over control of the team to his son Jim Buss, putting him in charge of finding the team’s next head coach.
This largely explains the hiring of Mike Brown as the new coach of the Lakers. The hiring of Brown had fans scratching their heads. It was assumed for years that Brian Shaw would succeed Jackson as coach of the team, given his understanding of the triangle offense and relationship with Kobe Bryant.
This was seen as the team trying to turn the page on the Phil Jackson era.
Not only was the hire a surprise to fans, but Kobe Bryant also wasn’t consulted before the team hired Brown as coach.
So should fans be worried? Is the hiring of Brown the start of a series of questionable moves going to be made by Buss?
While some will probably call me a pessimist, I have decided to predict the next five bad decisions Jim Buss will make.