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Lakers' future hinges on Jim Buss

After two failed coaching hires, pressure's on Lakers VP to make the right choice

Originally Published: November 9, 2012
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Is five games too soon to draw a conclusion? Not when it comes to evaluating Jim Buss. The hasty dismissal of Mike Brown is more of a reflection on the Lakers' top decision maker than it is their fired coach, and we've learned Buss isn't so good at this coach-picking thing.

Neither of the two coaches Buss hired has lasted 82 games, or the equivalent of one full NBA season. Rudy Tomjanovich flamed out midway through the 2004-05 season, his first year on the job. Brown had the 66-game ...

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