The Los Angeles Lakers have shockingly started the season with a 1-4 record behind Head Coach Mike Brown and newly acquired Dwight Howard. Management was not too thrilled with this start and responded quickly by FIRING Mike Brown.
Many reports surfaced after his struggles that the Lakers would fire the Head Coach.
The Lakers made it official a today with a terse press release:
“This was a difficult and painful decision to make,” said [general manager Mitch] Kupchak. “Mike was very hard-working and dedicated, but we felt it was in the best interest of the team to make a change at this time. We appreciate Mike’s efforts and contributions and wish him and his family the best of luck.”
Many are not surprised by this announcement as Brown never did seem to be able to put the Lakers in a position to win.
Early speculation on possible coaches to replace Brown centers on Coach Mike D’Antoni, former Lakers assistant Brian Shaw, former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and, most prominently, former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
The future looks bright for the Lakers if they can find a way to play cohesively and find a head coach that can lead them through the rigorous NBA season.
Look for Brian Shaw to make a big push to become the New Lakers Head Coach.