People laugh when Mike Brown tells them he spends most weekdays in his office at the Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo. They wonder what he does there, day after day while the NBA lockout drags on and on, with the 2011-12 season in jeopardy.
"Sometimes I tell people I still go to the office every day and they’re,
like, `Right, what are you trying to do, get a raise before you even
coach a game?"’ Brown said, smiling as he related the story the other
"Nah, it’s fun."
When a small group of reporters asked him similar questions about his
workdays, Brown excused himself from the table in an upstairs conference
room and went to his office to retrieve a couple of three-ring binders
filled with Xs and Os.