Mike Brown Rumors

“I just coached him. If I wanted to say something to him, I said something to him about anything. If he wanted to say something to me, he’d say something to me about anything,” Mike Brown said about Bryant in an interview with Bay Area News Group. “Now we got into it a couple of times. But it’s hard to be in this business and not get into it a time or two with any of your players.”
Bryant never questioned Brown publicly. Any concerns that Bryant had about Brown, he shared them privately. “I enjoyed coaching Kobe because you always know where you stand,” Brown said. “He’s a lone wolf. I never had to worry about hearing information from an agent or a buddy or a family member like that. If he didn’t like what was going on, he was going to look you in the eye and tell you. If he liked what was going on, he was going to look you in the eye and tell you. When it ever came to any dealings that I had or thoughts that I had with him, it was always just he and I. For me personally, I appreciated that.”
Entering this season, it’s my understanding Steve is considered fully healthy. But how do you prepare for any scenarios where you might be the interim head coach again? “It’s easy for me. I’m an assistant coach here. Steve is the head coach and is our leader. I understand that 100 percent … If Steve takes time off again or something like that, I understand it’s my job to take the step up and take over the team. But in the meantime, I’m very excited about my role and looking forward to us heading into the year with Steve being healthy the entire year and competing for another championship.”