A sneak-peek at tomorrow’s story tonight …
Coach Mike Brown revealed the Lakers considered signing Jeremy Lin during the lockout. Brown recalled general manager Mitch Kupchak mentioned his name, and quite a few others, as a player the team could sign to bolster its backcourt.
He had heard the name. Most NBA coaches know most of the players around the league, even if they might have trouble assessing strengths and weaknesses of some of the younger ones like Lin, who ended up signing with the New York Knicks.
“When he was floating out there, Mitch had some interest in him and brought him up to me,” Brown said. “We brought up a million names. This was before we had our team. Mitch liked him, but I didn’t know anything about him.”