Michael Garcia - November 10, 2012
So much for getting a six game homestand to figure things out. Mike Brown has been fired by the Los Angeles Lakers after a 1-4 start to a season where they were expected to dominate. Steve Nash has played only a game and a half, Dwight Howard was limited in the preseason after his back surgery, and the team was all learning a new offense. Apparently Lakers execs had seen enough to determine that Brown wasn't the right guy.
I think this is a weak move on the Lakers' part. I keep saying it, but the Miami Heat started off 9-8 in the first year of the LeBron era, and they ended up in the Finals that year. I'm not saying Mike Brown is a great coach but I don't think he got a fair chance at all.
Assistant Bernie Bickerstaff will handle the team tonight. There's already a 'Hire Phil Jackson' movement happening on Twitter, but that's not going to happen. Phil Jackson is not walking through that door, Lakers fans.
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.