when you have talent you can simply roll out the ball and NBA players will score. What you need is a coach that can manage game, rotations, and player minutes.
The Lakers are scoring and playing well without a coach, definitely much better than they did with a 4 million dollar coach.
This is why the winning formula is to get talent that can put the ball in the basket, and a coach that can coach defense,
The thing is, they only had a couple of games with that roster and Lakers went on to fire Mike Brown.
It wasn't because his lack of success in the opening week.
They just used it as an excuse to bring in someone with better potential for the playoffs.
Coaching is important.