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Caught in the Web: Reaction to Mike Brown's introductory news conference

June 1, 2011 | 11:50 am

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--The Times' Bill Plaschke was impressed with Mike Brown's introductory news conference, but he's skeptical on how it might work out.

--The Times' T.J. Simers expresses skepticism on whether Brown will get along with Kobe Bryant.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports Brown will interview Chuck Person today as a possible assistant coach.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore is struck by how sharp Lakers owner Jerry Buss is.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr presents a photo slideshow of Matt Barnes' tattoos.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding remains impressed with Brown's hire.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin details how Ron Artest broke up a drunken fight in Hollywood. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky features video from Brown's news conference. 

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen points out Brown's contention that conversations between him and Kobe Bryant have gone well. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi wonders if Brown can win over fans. 

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller wonders if Brown will truly be given a chance to succeed.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Gregg Patton details how Brown plans to win over fan sentiment. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne argues Brown's hire will be successful if players buy into his system. 

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford noticed Brown seems to understand what the job description entails for being the Lakers' coach.

Ron Artest appears on Norm Macdonald's show, but he doesn't show up to Brown's news conference.

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-Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano is more worried about Brown winning games than whether being impressed with his press conference. 

Tweet of the Day: "I don't care who wins But I got heat in 5" -- ronartest (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I wish Mike Brown the best of luck. I was doubtfull about this hiring, but his enthusiasm and respect for the game is encouraging to hear." --- Hermie44

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Mike Brown speaks with reporters after being introduced as the Lakers' new coach at a news conference in El Segundo on Tuesday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / May 31, 2011.


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