Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Kinda sounds like it.
Staples is going to sell out one way or the other, with or without a couple more titles. Meanwhile, Jackson was probably looking for about $10 million/season (which is still a cut from his prior $12 million salary).
Brown just took a deal at $4 million/season; almost cheap by today's standards.
It was a money thing, had to be. That or Little Buss just couldn't bring himself to go back to his daddy's pet coach (and there's a good chance of that as well).
In either event, not a wise decision at all.
He was asking for an ownership stake in the Lakers, that shit won't fly.
As much as I love Phil lets not forget how his last season ended here not two years ago.