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Mike Brown has a challenge ahead

An aging Kobe, the Pau/Bynum problem and Ron Artest await the next Lakers coach

Updated: May 26, 2011, 9:15 AM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

There is a lot to like about Mike Brown. He's a solid coach. A good man. A former coach of the year. One with an overall winning record and a bevy of associations to authenticate his status as a legitimate head coach in the National Basketball Association.

But these are the Lakers we're talking about here, not some team from Cleveland. It's Phil Jackson he's replacing, not some no-name provoking amnesia the second a season expires. So if the honchos really believe their latest selection ...

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