A sneak-peak at tomorrow’s story …
Lakers coach Mike Brown did not leave two tickets for Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tonight. “He’s got enough money to buy 2,000 or 20,000 let alone two,” he said. Gilbert fired Brown after the Cavs won 61 games in 2009-10.
The Lakers hired him to replace the retiring Phil Jackson last May.
Brown said he has no hard feelings toward his former employer.
“He gave me an opportunity,” he said. “He gave me an opportunity for five years. He did everything as a coach you hope an owner would do to help you have a chance to win. We just didn’t get it done. Sometimes it happens. It’s his team, his money.
“I’ve got a good life. I don’t think it would be right if I was upset or acted a different way with the type of money I’m making. There are a whole bunch of other people who are struggling and don’t make what I make and get fired every day.
“I’m blessed. I try to keep it in perspective.”