The new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown spoke with the media yesterday. Brown discussed the type of offensive system he’ll be bringing to Los Angeles and according to the Los Angeles Times, Brown will all but remove the “Triangle Offense” that helped the Lakers win five championships with Phil Jackson and move to a silver and black type of offense:
“We are not going to run the triangle offense, but we will have bits and pieces that will be incorporated,” the Lakers coach said Tuesday at his introductory news conference. “A lot of what I’m going to take offensively will stem from the time that I was in San Antonio.”
Brown was an assistant coach for three seasons with the Spurs when they had seven-footers David Robinson and Tim Duncan. There will be more activity in the high post in the Lakers’ new offense, and also more pick-and-rolls instead of a heavy emphasis on spacing.
The Gregg Popovich-R.C. Buford influence around the NBA is scattered throughout the country. Today, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer is scheduled to meet with the Warriors organization about their vacant coaching position.