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In a surprise move, that is really not all that surprising, the Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Mike Brown five games into the season. The Lakers are off to a disappointing 1-4 start after rounding up Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to come to L.A. to play alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.
The Lakers preseason hype was even more than when the Miami Heat landed LeBron James and Chris Bosh. After some people predicted them to challenge the Chicago Bulls’ NBA record 72-10 season, starting with four out of five losses clearly does not measure up.
Brown has been criticized throughout his entire career for not getting the best out of his team and being overruled by his own players (first LeBron, now Kobe). It was only a matter of time before he was out.
There is no word yet on who will replace Brown short term. I think Kobe Bryant should just do it, because that is the reality of the situation, but it will probably be Chuck Person or Bernie Bickerstaff, one of the Lakers’ a...
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Here is a good video of Kobe Bryant giving his coach Mike Brown the death stare during the final seconds of the Lakers' loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night 95-86.There have been reports that Mike Brown could be fired by December and replaced by Jerry Sloan who used to coach for the Jazz.
Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers lost 95-86 to the Utah Jazz Wednesday night while shooting a season-low 33.8% from the field, their fourth loss in five games this season. In the final minute of the game, Kobe Bryant gave a passing Mike Brown what can be classified as the “death stare”: The Lakers face the Golden [...]
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol added 14 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers responded to coach Mike Brown's firing earlier Friday with a 101-77 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Jordan Hill scored 14 points for the Lakers, who had just a few hours to absorb Brown's dismissal after just 18 months on the job. Following a bumpy first half under...
A source has reported to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that the Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Mike Brown after the team’s poor 1-4 start to the season.
Brown has been on the hot seat since the Lakers got off to the worst start in the Western Conference, but it was thought that Brown would have upcoming six-game homestand before a decision on his future was made.
(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...
Embattled Laker Coach Brown is Out After Five Games Mike Brown has been fired as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers according to a post on the USA Today’s online website. The Lakers came into the season with high expectations following the additions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard but after a winless preseason, have [...]
Is it wrong that I want the Lakers to hire Stan van Gundy just so that Dwight Howard learns that you can't screw over a coach who's actually better than you?
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Much like the Kobe Bryant video we saw a couple years ago, this video of New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd jumping over a smart car is about to make the viral rounds on the Internet. Before you all scream “FAKE!!!!!” just know that Lloyd was asked about the video yesterday in the Patriots locker room and admitted that their might have been some digital tricks...
Tweet Reports are pointing to the Los Angeles Lakers bringing back Phil Jackson, saying there is a 95% chance Jackson will return for his third stint as their head coach. The Lakers coaching vacancy was created when the team fired Mike Brown after a disappointing 1-4 record to begin the season. Jackson led the Lakers [...]
A day after Jim Buss and Kobe Bryant both came out in support of Lakers head coach Mike Brown. It’s been announced that Brown has been fired. The Lakers who went 0-8 in preseason and also lost in the second round of the playoff last year are currently in the midst of their worst start [...]
The NBA season is well under way, which means it’s time to fire up the old NBA4Life broadcast on CLNS. Joint Pat, Awall and guests every week as we dissect what’s happening in the league. Lots to cover this week: The new (old) Lakers Steve Nash’s return? The Stan Van Gundy Scandal Harden – the new League [...]
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The front offices of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets conversed plenty during the Dwight Howard saga that lasted into August, though a trade agreement never was reached.
Each new-look squad is still finding its footing without him, but Orlando hopes the recent on-court history between the clubs remains in its favor.
The Magic seek...
Earlier in the week on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a clip of Lakers center Dwight Howard airballing a free throw against the Utah Jazz.I personally thought that it would be the worst free throw of the year but Golden State's Andris Biedrins will take that award.Watch as he misses this free throw in the first quarter against the Lakers last night: