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Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown has been fired after a 1-4 start to the season, a source tells ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne.

It is not known yet who will take over for him, but a source indicated that it will either be assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff or Chuck Person on an interim basis.

Sources had said earlier Friday that his job would be in jeopardy if the team did not perform well on its upcoming six-game homestand.

The Lakers have had a healthy Steve Nash in the lineup for only 1½ of their five games so far thanks to a leg injury, while fellow newcomer Dwight Howard has acknowledged that he's still recovering from the back surgery that brought a premature end to his 2011-12 campaign and knocked him out of the London Olympics. Kobe Bryant has also been playing through a foot ailment.

The Lakers are off to the worst start in the Western Conference despite carrying the league's largest payroll at just over $100 million, which would trigger an estimated luxury-tax bill at season's end of nearly $30 million.

The team has also been trying to institute a form of the Princeton offense, a system that relies on reads and ball sharing in order to take some offensive load off Bryant. The results have been mixed so far.
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/...les-lakers-fired-coach-mike-brown-source-says

Wow.
 

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Bring in Jerry Sloan.
 

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I imagine it went down a little bit like this:

 

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Yep saw this comin. Been callin it for over a month now Phil Jackson would be back to coach the Lakers this season.
 

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Anyone who seriously wants D'Antoni is out of touch. Its not the offense that needs improvement. Nate McMillan should be your man. Even SVG, if Dwight is fine with it, would be a better choice.
 

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I have a feeling PJ is coming.
 

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Is Kobe the first person to stare another human being out of a job?
 

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Sloan, McMillan or D'Antoni in that order. That's if Phil doesn't return first of course.
First of all, D'Antoni would be a TERRIBLE choice. The Lakers' team defense is already at the bottom of the league, he would make it even worse.

Sloan or McMillan are definitely serviceable. But does Sloan relate to today's player?

Phil Jackson is NOT coming back, unless Jeannie has some photos of Jimmy doing some nasty things to animals. Jimmy don't like Phil. As a matter of fact, Jimmy-boy hates Phil. What makes you think they would possibly eat Phil's dirt and beg him to come back?

No ****ing way.
 

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70 yr old coaches aren't going to help anything. The whole problem is they are too old in the first place. And Brown refused to play the youngsters any meaningful minutes. You can't ride the vets forever in the league today. There is too much speed out there.

Their answers are right there. Bickerstaff has lots of experience and Jordan does too. They'll be fine.
 

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That's the one thing about Sloan that worries. The game might have passed him by and I don't know if he could coexist with the players on this team if he couldn't do it with Deron Williams in Utah.
 

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Brown was just too nice. He just sits there. No intensity, didn't get on anyone's case about any mistakes. That's why Bynum didn't respect him, he was too soft. Pau shooting threes yet, when Bynum does, its a federal crime. Cut back Kobe's mins ? He played 37 last game.

And he just rode Artest way too long. Go 1/10 ? No problem ,you'll get 30 mins tomorrow. They need youth and shooting. Meeks does both yet, he didn't even play last game.

You want to coach a team like this. You have to be an asshole and Brown was too friendly.
 
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