Found November 09, 2012 on Players View:
EL SEGUNDO – In a semi-stunning move the Los Angeles Lakers have cut-the-cord on head coach Mike Brown as the 2012-2013 season is still within its infancy. The Lakers have gotten off to an abysmal start with a 1-4 record that has seen its touted new look lineup together on the court for just one outing. Apparently none of that mattered to General Manager Mitch Kupchak who released a formal press statement. Please Click The Link Below To Read This Story

Video: David Robinson leaves Phil Jackson hanging

Back in the early 2000's, the rivalry between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers was at epic proportions. Both teams had to go through one another en route to the NBA Finals as they competed for Western Conference supremacy. There was no love lost between the two squads and when they did meet in the playoffs, it was sure to be a series for the ages. It was Kobe...

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Phil Jackson is the solution to Lakers problems

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Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers favor Phil Jackson to return as head coach

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Report: Lakers Interested in Mike Dunleavy, Mike D’Antoni, Nate McMillan if Phil Jackson Rejects Head Coaching Offer

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Jackson not a certainty -- yet

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Wait... Phil Jackson?

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11-09 Lenny Wilkens

Lenny Wilkens on Fox Sports Tonight talking about the firing of Mike Brown, where the Lakers stand, and the speculation of Phil Jackson coming back.

Payton: Jackson won't return to Lakers

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Lakers Fire Head Coach Mike Brown

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Lakers fire Mike Brown

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