Los Angeles Lakers Fire Coach Mike Brown Just 5 Games Into The Season After 1-4 Start. Brown Walks Away With $11 Million [Video]

 

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The L.A. Lakers management quickly lost patience with coach Mike Brown and gave him his walking papers just five games into his second second season as coach.

 

"Mike just called saying he was relieved of his coaching duties," Mike's agent Warren Legarie wrote to USA TODAY Sports this morning.

 

According to USA Today, owner Jerry Buss still had to cut Brown an $11 million check after letting him go.

 

The Lakers gave Brown a guaranteed contract worth $18 million in the first three seasons when they hired him in 2011 as a replacement for retired coach Phil Jackson. The contract included a team option for a fourth season.

 

 

The Lakers made big splashes this off season by trading for Dwight Howard and acquiring point guard Steve Nash in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns. They were expected to start winning immediately, but the team stumbled out of the gate with a 1-4 record. The fact that Nash has missed the last three games with a non-displaced fracture in the head of his left fibula hasn't helped.

 

 

The L.A. Times reports that Brown's firing is the earliest of any coach in team history. Del Harris was fired after twelve games in 1999.

 

The Lakers were 41-25 in Brown's first season, losing to Oklahoma City in the second round of the playoffs.

 

The team will now conduct a national search to find Brown's replacement. Early candidates include Mike D'Antoni, Jerry Sloan, Nate McMillan and Phil Jackson.


 

 

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Comment by QuEeNsFiNeSt on November 12, 2012 at 10:25am
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Comment by Dunn Tha Thug Poet on November 10, 2012 at 3:22pm
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Comment by BUTLERBOYZZ on November 10, 2012 at 12:04am
LAKERS A BUNCH OF PUZZYZ
Comment by Cashflow on November 9, 2012 at 11:51pm
We needed to. 2 in a row vs OKC, 8 in a row during the preseason, and 3 in a row during the regular season. We lost 13 in a row under this clown. That makes him 1-14 in the last 15 games. It's championship or bust for the Lakers and those results don't get it.
Comment by immortal805 on November 9, 2012 at 10:06pm
f*** lakers
Comment by TheSyndicate on November 9, 2012 at 8:55pm
Best thing we could've done! He looked confused and the players looked frustrated! Bring back Phil and lets get this chip! Never like him as our coach! Numbers don't lie!
Comment by JERMAINE on November 9, 2012 at 7:32pm
mike brown was a cool coach just was not the fit for that team but phill not coming back to that team he enjoying his time away from football they did nothing but trade young for older lol the lakers are living for today cause when kobe go the whole team going and it will take sometime to rebuild off a draft or trade pick
Comment by AFGun KinG on November 9, 2012 at 6:45pm
@ Joeinsidious - stop crying b.i.t.c.h. mike brown is probably one of the worst coaches of all time. it was evident when he was even coaching the cavs. how the lakers signed him after having the greatest coach of all time is beyond anyone. especially for such a big contract. the dude wouldve accepted a box of cheerios. I say if u cant get phil back, jerry sloan is ur next best option



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