The most important part of the interview, following the rampant speculation from Wednesday, is that Brown has been in communication with All-Star Kobe Bryant.
"Kobe and I have exchanged texts tonight and I imagine that we will get on the phone at one point or another," Brown told ESPN's Magic Johnson. "He was busy with his family at one point and so was I so weren't able to hook up by phone.
"I'm looking forward to get to know Kobe and be able to work with him to go get us a championship because that's the level of expectations that you have being a Laker."
The new head coach seems to be saying all the right things with regard to his new star player -- after formerly coaching LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers for five seasons -- but he'll need to prove he's able to do it on the court before Laker fans really buy into the first coach following in Phil Jackson's footsteps.