Lakers Rumors: Jerry Sloan Interested in Coaching Lakers
Poor Mike Brown.
After winning his first game of the 2012-13 season and believing his job with the Los Angeles Lakers was safe, sources claim he may be destined for a pink slip in the near future.
Brown has been criticized this season for the implementation of the Princeton offense and many people don’t believe that system will work with players like Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard in the lineup.
According to HoopsWorld, the Princeton may actually not stick around in Los Angeles. According to a source, legendary coach Jerry Sloan may be on the Lakers’ horizon.
“Jerry Sloan to L.A. by December 1,” one league source predicted. “Nash and Howard are the new Stockton and Malone. He wants a ring, not to mention the money. He didn’t seriously consider Orlando, Charlotte or Portland [openings] over the summer because he knew Los Angeles would open up.”
Sloan was the head coach of the Utah Jazz for 23 season and developed his reputation as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. Sloan coached players like John Stockton and Karl Malone, but he never guided his team to a championship. The Lakers have a very talented team this season, and Sloan has proven that he can coach talent.
Even though this is only a rumor, it would be interesting to see Sloan run the sidelines for the Lakers. He has a proven offensive system and is no doubt a hard worker. Kobe Bryant already had the luxury to play for Phil Jackson and it would be enjoyable to see him work alongside Jerry Sloan.
Check out Dwight talking about not being 100% at practice this week.
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