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The Lakers have fired Mike Brown as coach after the team's 1-4 start, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it.
Brown was barely a month into his second season with the team, which struggled badly amid high expectations.
Assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff will coach tonight's game against Golden State but the Lakers will conduct a national search for a long term replacement. Candidates could include Mike D'Antoni, Jerry Sloan, Nate McMillan and Phil Jackson.
It was believed to be the earliest firing of a coach in the team's history. Del Harris was relieved of his duties 12 games into the 1999 season.
The Lakers were 41-25 in Brown's first season, losing to Oklahoma City in the second round of the playoffs.
The team has had trouble picking up Brown's Princeton-based offense and has also lagged defensively.
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After going 1-4 to record their worst start since the 1993-94 season, the Los Angeles Lakers axed head coach Mike Brown earlier this afternoon. “Today we relieved Mike Brown of his head coaching duties with the Los Angeles Lakers. Mike … Continue reading →
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A report from USA Today says the Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge of the team.
The newspaper report Friday cited Brown's agent, Warren Legarie, as the source of the information.
Legarie didn't immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.
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