Appearing on "The Mike Lupica Show" on ESPN New York 98.7 FM, Brown called the Knicks' decision to let Lin walk a sound business move. The former Knicks coach also said he viewed Lin as a "terrific backup" -- but not a player worthy of being paid $14.8 million in one season.
"Moreover, after defenses had the chance to read Lin’s game and make appropriate adjustments, it became clear that Lin is best-suited to be a backup on a playoff-bound team, and a starter only for a bad team (like Houston). In any event, don’t be fooled by Lin’s putting up impressive numbers for the (as presently constituted) lottery-bound Rockets."
"Lin excelled for Mike D’Antoni and he would be smart if he could ever hook up again with a coach who constantly overlooked his turnovers and allowed him to be Steve Nash with the basketball. But in the conventional half-court system Mike Woodson is running, where Lin won’t dominate the ball, he’s a bench player."