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Like a mafia boss giving someone the kiss of death, Jim Buss’ assurances just a day ago, that Mike Brown was safe, were no more than empty rhetoric. The Lakers officially flipped the panic switch by firing Brown after just five games.
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Despite the Los Angeles Lakers' 1-4 start, executive vice president Jim Buss isn't ready to do anything rash, like replace head coach Mike Brown. "You don't start 0-3 for the first time since we've owned the franchise without being on top of it," Buss told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "No matter what, you have to be aware. That doesn't mean change is coming...
The Lakers concluded preliminary talks Saturday with former coach Phil Jackson, a feeling-out process that would continue, The Times has learned.
Team Vice President Jim Buss and Jackson met Saturday morning to explore the prospects of Jackson returning to the team.
The Lakers are unwavering that theres still a 95 certainty he will be their next coach. It's known that Jackson...
Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson and former New York Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni are the leading candidates to replace Mike Brown as coach of the Lakers, according to reports. But Lakers fans clearly want Jackson to return. “It's neck and neck,” a source said. The Lakers are expected to reach out to both men as early as Saturday morning, along with several...
As USA Today first reported, Mike Brown has been fired as Lakers coach.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 9, 2012
Mike Brown fired a day after being publicly supported by Jim Buss. If this doesn't make the vote of confidence a kiss of death, nothing will— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) November 9, 2012
Wow, after 5 games? Really? Does Kobe's death stare really...
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 [...]
Magic Johnson reportedly had a part to play in the Lakers' decision to fire Mike Brown.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. It is easy to paint the firing of Mike Brown just five games into the second season of a four-year, 18 million contract as an overreaction of Steinbrenner-like proportions.
The firing of Brown was simply an acknowledgement by Jim Buss, the son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, that he never should have hired Brown in the first place.
Read into the Princeton...
Los Angeles Lakers fire head coach Mike Brown.
Raise your hand if you DID NOT see this coming.
The handwriting was on the wall for Coach Mike Brown when Kobe Bryant stared a whole in is head during Wednesday’s loss to the Utah Jazz, and even more so when heir to the throne, Jim Buss, expressed his “confidence” in Brown.
So much for smoke and mirrors.
After a 1-4 start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers could be losing patience with coach Mike Brown. A poor six-game homestand, which starts Friday night against Golden state, could be a death knell for Brown's future with the team, sources indicated to ESPN.com. The Lakers have maintained public support for Brown despite the team having the worst record in the Western...
After starting the season with one win out of their first five games the Los Angeles Lakers have decided it was time to move on from the Mike Brown era according to Yahoo! Sports.
This morning coach Brown was removed from a meeting and informed that he was relieved of his duties.
The Lakers this season were implementing a new offensive system that was partially to blame for their...
Turns out that really was a death stare.
The 1-4 Los Angeles Lakers, with a re-tooled starting line-up and virtually no bench help, have fired Mike Brown. Brown was just starting year two of a four-year, $18 million deal… which means he’s getting about $13 million or so to do nothing.
Let’s be honest here… Mike Brown was never the right guy for that job. But this is what...