Found February 26, 2013 on IMAGE CPR SPORTS:
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak told CBS Radio that the decision to fire head coach Mike Brown after just five games was due, in part, to team owner Jerry Buss’ failing health. “The one thing that was a big factor is our lack of patience,” Kupchak said. "When we made the changes we made in the offseason, we really did it with probably a two-year window to do our best and win a championship. And clearly we knew Dr. Buss was not in great health, and we were hoping for the next year or two we could put something on the court that would result in being in the hunt at the end of the year for a championship.”

Lakers GM: Buss' health factor in Brown firing

The Los Angeles Lakers ran out of patience quickly when it came to Mike Brown, and now we apparently know why owner Jerry Buss failing health impacted the decision to make a coaching change just five games into the season. General manager Mitch Kupchak told CBS Radio that the decision to fire Brown might have been hasty but that the organization didnt want to wait. Buss died last...

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak Says Jerry Buss’ Health Impacted Firing of Mike Brown

This has been an emotional rollercoaster of a season for the Lakers, as they’ve struggled both on and off the court. The recent loss of  owner Dr. Jerry Buss revealed just how deep his influence on the team ran, even in his last days. As reported by CBS Sports Mitch Kupchak revealed on CBS Radio on Tuesday that the Lakers did indeed move hastily in the firing of Mike Brown just...

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on why coach Mike Brown was fired

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on why coach Mike Brown was fired

Lakers Had ‘Lack of Patience’ With Mike Brown Because Jerry Buss’s Health Was Declining, GM Says

Many people thought Mike Brown got a rough break when he was fired just five games into the Lakers’ season this year. With new coach Mike D’Antoni also struggling to get Los Angeles’ many stars winning together, some have wondered whether Brown’s coaching was really a problem. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak led validity to that assessment Tuesday, saying that Brown...

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says Dr. Jerry Buss’ health played a role in Mike Brown’s firing

The Lakers were quick on the draw at the top of the season firing head coach Mike Brown just five games into this NBA season. GM Mitch Kupchak  appeared on CBS Radio Tuesday and shed some light onto the Lakers thought process with that move, admitting that Dr. Buss’ health played a role in that move. “And when we didn’t feel we could get there after a preseason and a small...

The Lakers were impatient with Mike Brown because of Jerry Buss’ failing health

To say the Lakers were impatient with Mike Brown this season is an understatement. After just five games, a report surfaced that his job was in “immediate jeopardy”. Then hours later, Brown was fired. And we must reiterate this all happened FIVE games into the season. Months have passed and the Lakers still aren’t good, but GM Mitch Kupchak decided on Tuesday to finally pull...
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