The Los Angeles Lakers have fired Mike Brown.
Despite coming into this season with four future Hall of Famers on his roster, Brown showed a clear-cut inability to manage all of the talent at his disposal. His team’s 1-4 start to the season was bad, but the fact that he didn’t seem to have any idea of how to fix whatever was ailing the Lakers was much worse.
Offensively this team looked awkward. Defensively they were embarrassing. And when your championship hopes rest on as many old players as the Lakers’ hopes rest on, there simply isn’t much time left for patience.
This is a hasty move, though. Very hasty. Stay tuned – we’ll keep you updated on who the next coach will be. The announcement should come within the hour.
Via USA Today: Mike Brown has been fired by the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agent Warren Legarie.
RT @ramonashelburne: Lakers have fired Mike Brown. Story TK on ESPNLA com shortly
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 9, 2012
Lakers are in process of appointing interim coach to replace Mike Brown, with Chuck Person having the edge over Steve Clifford, sources say.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) November 9, 2012
Asst. Coach Bernie Bickerstaff will coach tonight's game vs. GS but the Lakers will conduct a national search to replace Mike Brown.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) November 9, 2012