Found November 10, 2012 on
Yesterday Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown was fired. This got us to thinking what exactly do we know about Mike Brown, how did he get fired from two teams (LA Lakers/Cleveland Cavaliers) while having arguably the best two players of our current generation?
Mike Brown was a defensive minded blue collar coach who spent stints with the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers learning the ropes. He then won the Golden Ticket to coach Lebron James in Cleveland. After leading the Cavs to the NBA finals and the best record in the league, he was named coach of the year, and then promptly fired when Lebron took the NBA hostage during his free agency disaster. After a year off he was struck by lightning twice when he landed the Los Angeles Lakers coaching gig. Tough to follow Phil Jackson, but he guided them to the playoffs. Then after 5 games, BAM! Jerry Buss came in and gave him the Brett Meyers and dropped a “Boom, outta here“. Let’s dissect why.
His teams were markedly improv...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was asked about his "Death Stare" towards Mike Brown that happened as the Lakers were losing in Utah against the Jazz for the team's fourth loss of the season. Bryant tells the reporters that he's to old for all this and that he's been Brown's biggest supporter. “I don’t give a [expletive] how it’s interpreted....
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Following a disappointing 1-4 start and much speculation regarding his job security, the Lakers reportedly have fired head coach Mike Brown.
Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown has been fired after a 1-4 start to the season, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne.
It is not known yet who will take over for him, but a source indicated that one of assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff or Chuck Person will take over on an interim basis.
Sources had said earlier Friday that his...
After the Lakers loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, cameras focused in on Kobe Bryant giving someone a death stare. Most assumed, myself included that Kobe Bryant was giving that “look” to head coach Mike Brown. Kobe has since come out and said “people are bored” and he’s “too old” for this stuff, [...]
Two of the best players in the NBA had embarrassing bloopers last night.
Although the Miami Heat crushed the Brooklyn Nets and LeBron James had a monster game; I am sure his teammates got on him for his missed dunk attempt.
The Lakers are 1-4 but more embarrassing last night was Dwight Howard’s free throw. He air balled it. How do you shoot an air ball when you are a pro and have...
Kobe Bryant takes shot against Warriors.
The By The Numbers recap for the Lakers’ 101-77 win over the Golden St. Warriors at Staples Center on Friday night. The Lakers are now 2-4, and next play home to Sacramento on Sunday night.
Bernie Bickerstaff’s winning percentage as Laker coach after Friday’s game, good for the best winning percentage in Laker coaching history!...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Nobody knows what might have happened had the Los Angeles Lakers been a bit more patient and allowed Kobe Bryant and his teammates some time to adjust to Mike Brown's new Princeton offense, no matter how ill-suited it seemed for their talents.
Not that it really matters, as long as Phil Jackson is ready and willing to...
The Lakers went out Friday night and smacked up the Golden State Warriors 101-77 for win number two. Of course following the game, the question everyone wanted answered was who would Kobe like to see coach the Lakers. This is what Mamba had to say on that subject: “Phil, obviously, you guys know how I [...]
Now after the original video with Kobe Bryant came out, it has been well-documented that this stuff is fake. They CGI the car into the video, and the athlete is merely jumping in the air. That being said, Lloyd shows off an absolutely insane vertical; it actually looks like his vertical is high enough to actually jump over the car, which is amazing.
Contrary to what we all expected would happen, the Los Angeles Lakers sign Mike D’Antoni to a four-year deal and NOT Phil Jackson. Now from a Laker-fan standpoint this is a tad of a letdown as Jackson has had a storied history with the franchise. From a fantasy basketball perspective, however, this news should make Laker players (especially Nash) owners feel like they were drinking...
Some Saturday afternoon links:
- NBA 2K13 was tops in sales charts for the month of October. |Pastapadre|
- Kobe Bryant had a big game, propelling the Lakers to their second victory of the season, on the day the team fired its coach, Mike Brown. |Ball Don't Lie|
- Here's a compilation of Charles Barkley's greatest golf hits. |With Leather|
- The Knicks, some former...
While the Miami Heat are known for their offensive prowess, they're proving mighty stingy on the defensive end, too.
The Atlanta Hawks know all too well how hard it can be to generate offense against the defending NBA champions.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win overall, the Heat try for a sixth straight road victory over the Hawks on Friday night.
The Heat (4-1) are coming...