Mike Brown Statement Regarding Ettore Messina

June 19, 2012 11:50 am PDT

EL SEGUNDO – Lakers head coach Mike Brown released the following statement regarding Ettore Messina, who served as coaching consultant for the team during the 2011-12 season:

“I would like to congratulate Ettore Messina on returning to CSKA Moscow as head coach. Truly one of the great basketball minds in the history of the sport, his experience and contributions to our team this past season were invaluable, and we wish him the best of luck moving forward.”