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Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 12:35 pm  |  158 responses

Mike Brown Fired By the Los Angeles Lakers (UPDATE)


by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

UPDATE: Um … wow! According to USA Today, Mike Brown is no longer gainfully employed. The Lakers fired their head coach, a day after saying his job was safe: “Mike Brown has been fired by the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agent Warren Legarie. The Lakers are off to a 1-4 start and will play Golden State tonight at the Staples Center.”

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Publicly, the Los Angeles Lakers — everyone from management to players with influence — are saying all of the right, re-assuring things about Mike Brown.

However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the team’s disappointing 1-4 start to the season has the sharks circling around the embattled head coach.

Unemployed coaches are rumored to be interested in Brown’s job, and there’s now talk that management is losing patience with him.

Per ESPN:

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown’s job would be in immediate jeopardy if the team’s six-game homestand is unsuccessful, according to sources close to the situation.

Sources said that the Lakers, while having publicly expressed support for Brown in the wake of a 1-4 start, have privately grown sufficiently concerned about the state of the team to the point that management is prepared to look seriously at a coaching change at this early juncture if L.A. can’t take advantage of what look to be multiple winnable games in the upcoming stretch.

Believe it or not, there is good news on the horizon for Mike Brown. In theory, anyway: the Lakers have a long, and easy homestand starting tonight, and their record should look a lot more respectable in the coming days.

It’s going to be a fascinating season for the Lakers and Mike Brown. Whether he survives it, remains very much up in the air.

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  • shockexchange

    (Mike Brown voice) “Et tu Horry Jr … Et tu?”

  • Mendel

    Get rid of this bum before the homestand. Get Sloan in there ASAP. Its bad enough that Obama is our president. We turn to the Lakers as an outlet from the depression our Commander an Chief invokes, must we suffer more with Mike Brown, send his stupid as to the white house and give laker nation a new director.

  • Jensen Carp

    whats the over under on mike brown responding to this news with his mouth agape.

  • ThaWindy

    Somebody get Phil on the phone

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    they better not hire Jerry Sloan……if they want their players to be happy.
    .
    Hire D’Antoni, and get the most out of your guys. — Defense will take care of itself anyway, you have a top 10 defense the day Dwight gets back in game shape.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    Bring in mr Sloan!!!! hows the lakers schedule looking next few games?! laker fans better hope for some L’s

  • Unforgettable

    They just said his job was “safe” the other day lol.

  • Caboose

    the only problem is that the Lakers are not a fast team. Nash can’t sprint the floor like he used to, same for Kobe, Metta isn’t exactly a track star, and Pau is a definite back to the basket, pound it out player. If D’Antoni could keep the offensive tempo relentless without relying exclusively on fast breaks, they’d be set.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Mike Brown has just been fired…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    don’t need a fast team. That’s a myth. — They Thrived with F*cking Shaq in the lineup in Phoenix bruh

  • justin05

    You gotta love Slam lol. They even replaced the last article with this one. The Lakers are still going to give him a shot but it’s not looking to good.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he just got fired actually.

  • spit hot fiyah

    “Pau is a definite back to the basket, pount it out player” ????? pau as in pau gasol?

  • TV63

    C’mom. They’re freakin old players falling apart! It ain’t Mike Brown. Getting a new coach won’t change their age and state of deterioration.

  • justin05

    I would never hope to lose a game. Hopefully Dwight and Jamison are tired of losing so they can taker over a little bit. It’s not Kobe’s team anymore and he needs to be the one to say it or else this team is finishing as a 7 seed in the West at best. Howard and Jamison are still a little nervous I’m sure. Nash is too. They just need to find their place in the system.

  • justin05

    Jordan Jr. Too much c*ck being exchanged in your face when basketball games are playing so you don’t get a good look.

  • Unforgettable

    “Um … wow!” Pretty much sums it up lol

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    well sounds like brown just got the boot

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    that open door was definitely slammed in browns face. see ya!

  • justin05

    lol I see that now. I clicked on the Slam home page and all of a sudden there’s another update. Good riddance..

  • initbruv

    Sloan would hate to live in LA and coach the Lakers. Not his style. I think Indiana should hire him. They’re close to his home and have a group of tough players that he could school, not a bunch of all-stars with big egos.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    WOwww.. A day after saying his job was safe.. LOL!

  • shockexchange

    Over / Under that D12′s playing in Brooklyn next year?

  • justin05

    Now we wait for the Sloan or D’Antoni hired update. At least I don’t have to see Borown’s mug on here for the 3rd day straight haha. On a serious note, Brian Shaw is shaking his head this morning after hearing this. SHFH.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    I joked about them hiring D’Antoni after the Lakers’ first loss. But you really gotta consider it now! lol

  • initbruv

    Politics and sports do not mix. WE turn to this site to not have to hear yet another political comment.

  • justin05

    I see that. Idk how much a new coach will improve our chances of winning but Eddie Jordan is definately not the solution.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    Not surprised at all. Kobe gave him the Mamba death ritual glare and that was it.

  • LakeShow

    Who’s not playing up to par for the Lakers? Who is deteriorating? Dwight looks good. Kobe looks great. Pau looks fine. Artest looks better than ever. Nash twisted his ankle… Not following dude.

  • LakeShow

    That GIF is probably what the Busses looked at right before firing him.

  • pposse

    its better LA does this now rather than later or at the end of the year, i don’t want to hear any excuses from this team if they lose it all this year. Kobe, Dwight, Nash, Pau..you guys are all in now!

  • BlackPhantom

    …I am so happy.

  • pposse

    Kobe looked awesome when gordan hayward cuffed the ball from him and went coast to coast..he had like 75 ft of open court to just think about a story he can one day tell his grand kids and then he dunks it haha

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    I didn’t see it until this morning and fell out laughing. It was the coldest glare I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Even better than LeBron in Game 6.

  • danpowers

    lol

  • danpowers

    lol

  • LakeShow

    I’ve always been a D’Antoni fan. I’m down for him or Sloan. I feel like Sloan fits in with Lakers talents more seamlessly, but D’Antoni would bring the fun lol.

  • LakeShow

    I’ve always been a D’Antoni fan. I’m down for him or Sloan. I feel like Sloan fits in with Lakers talents more seamlessly, but D’Antoni would bring the fun lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    true

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    true

  • Rainman

    Nash is pretty much capable of playing the same way he did in PHX. Run when possible (not SSOL, but still) and if not, run a pick and roll heavy offence. Seems simple to me. (btw, Sloan would also be perfect for a pick n rol lheavy offence just like D;aintoni nbk, but he has better defensive abilities as a coach than D’aintoni, so why not?)

  • Rainman

    Nash is pretty much capable of playing the same way he did in PHX. Run when possible (not SSOL, but still) and if not, run a pick and roll heavy offence. Seems simple to me. (btw, Sloan would also be perfect for a pick n rol lheavy offence just like D;aintoni nbk, but he has better defensive abilities as a coach than D’aintoni, so why not?)

  • LakeShow

    I love the picture of Brown clapping. LMAO.
    On that note. Brown is a real good dude. I wish there was a way to demote him to defensive coordinator and bring Sloan or D’Antoni in, but that can’t happen. Best of luck to him. Very smart dude, just not meant to be a NBA head coach.

  • LakeShow

    I love the picture of Brown clapping. LMAO.
    On that note. Brown is a real good dude. I wish there was a way to demote him to defensive coordinator and bring Sloan or D’Antoni in, but that can’t happen. Best of luck to him. Very smart dude, just not meant to be a NBA head coach.

  • Atlanta Zone 6

    Shockexchange the Lamest troll i have ever witnessed…

  • Atlanta Zone 6

    Shockexchange the Lamest troll i have ever witnessed…

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Jim Buss deserves the blame. He hired Mike Brown when Kobe wanted Brian Shaw but he decided to completely get rid of everything that had to do with Phil Jackson after he retired. Mike Brown never should have been coaching this team. We all saw how horrid that Cavs offense was with LeBron pounding the ball until he could shoot or find an open teammate especially in the playoffs. No one should have expected anything different in LA. Hopefully, he will get an assistant job and learn how to coach on offense. Good man put in a bad situation. He was in over his head from the start.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Jim Buss deserves the blame. He hired Mike Brown when Kobe wanted Brian Shaw but he decided to completely get rid of everything that had to do with Phil Jackson after he retired. Mike Brown never should have been coaching this team. We all saw how horrid that Cavs offense was with LeBron pounding the ball until he could shoot or find an open teammate especially in the playoffs. No one should have expected anything different in LA. Hopefully, he will get an assistant job and learn how to coach on offense. Good man put in a bad situation. He was in over his head from the start.

  • LakeShow

    Yes I agree, Gordon Hayward is better than Kobe Bryant. I agree full heartily bro.

  • Rainman

    no they didnt… The only year they made the playoffs with Shaq was when he got traded mid season and they were already established as a playoff team at that point. They got beat 4-1 in the first round. The next year they missed the playoffs , despite the coaching change from porter to Gentry so they can run more (after which they started playing better but it was too little too late,they were too far behind in a very competitive western Conference. they finished with 45+ wins and still didnt make the playoffs, yes, with Shaq.) Where exactly did they thrive?

  • LakeShow

    I know, it’s definitely one for the record books. Ice cold lol.

  • danpowers

    amen

  • Rainman

    About damn time btw. Bring in Sloan or D’aintoni. (my preference is in exactly that order) . Btw, if they’re gonna put Jordan as the interim, wth? thats still a princeton offence brought forward by the ass that suggested it in the first place(Jordan)

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Dwight is somewhere else next season if they don’t hire a great coach. First order of business, get rid of that offense.

  • Rainman

    This also goes to show that whatever anybody says publicly is more than likely a load of Crap.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    because he will be what keeps the Lakers from extending Dwight Howard…..the guy couldn’t get along with Stan Van Gundy….you really think Jerry Sloan will somehow have a better relationship?

  • Rainman

    Agree completely, it was a stupid hiring to begin with.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Bring in a coach who can resuscitate Antawn Jamison.

  • north

    I can’t recall a time where Nash was fast enough to call his running “sprinting” EVER

  • T-Money

    they need phil’s triangle. they need a system that allows dwight, pau, kobe and mwp to be post threats. i don’t think d’antoni would do them any good because SSOL requires a PF in the shawn marion mold. pau lost a lot of mobility, he is basically another C at this point in his career.

  • bike

    Would Sloan really be a good choice? He doesn’t seem like a good fit in a huge glittery market with mega egos. D’Antoni? He couldn’t make it work in NY, why would anyone think he could make it in LA? Coach K?…

  • rufio1101

    The problem is not Lakers’ offense. They score an average of 100ppg and have a 50% fg average. thats better than most teams right now. Theyre problem is there defense. They’re giving away too many easy points at crucial times of the game. They need a coach who can patch that up, not the offense.

  • robb

    Yes! thank you for nothing Mike. Good luck!

  • KC

    At some point no matter who the coach is or what offense you are running, you have to blame the players. In this case we can also blame he GM. This is a poorly constructed lakers team with no bench and not many good defensive players. Chasing after big name players beyond their prime rarely leads to a championship. The lakers play will improve when dwight and nash get healthy and they have time to gel. I still don’t see them being able to get out of the western conference much less win it all.

  • pposse

    agree wit yourself homes, i never said that. But Kobe needs to stop playin so damn selfish, the play i described was something Kobe thinks he can get away with but cant. Jumping in the air with the intention to pass, at his age will get him in trouble down the line in this season. You call his play great, i call it same ole same ole, he needs to switch up his game.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    Bring Derek Fisher in to coach the Lakers. No joke! lol

  • RayJr

    YES! Thank you! No more princeton offense! They should’ve hired Brian Shaw in the first place…now just to cut Steve Blake…

  • Rainman

    ah, thats a whole nother element to it. Touche. But still, dotn u think Dwight cud shut up enough to be a the receiving end of all those pick and rolls and respect a man of Sloans reputation? Sloan is no SVG. And i can only hope that Dwight has learned his lesson from all that stuff lol, no?

  • Rainman

    He is great with his back to the basket dude…

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Kobe’s played well so far this season. This isn’t on him. He’s 34. Only playing for championships. They have to bring in a coach that he wants to play for. They never said a word to him before they hired Mike Brown. Bad decision.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it would take longer than a few days to implement that FLEX offense. Without a training camp, i doubt the offense would be strong enough to make up for how hard he’ll be on Dwight.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Who hires a coach in LA without talking with Kobe Bryant first? It was all downhill from there.

  • LakeShow

    You call 25ppg on 55% shooting same ole same ole… That’s on you bro.
    Kobe needs to switch up his game? My god your an idiot. Later.

  • MikeC.

    Kids here haven’t read Julius Caesar and have no clue how spot-on that was. Well played.

  • Dymez

    Kobe is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers now.

  • zogs19994

    LAKER FANS STAND UP!!!!!!!!! THANK GOD THIS STUPID TURTLE IS OUT OF L.A
    #THANKGOD

  • Yesse

    Should have hired Brian Shaw. Too late for that i guess. Make Pacers trade coaches, lol.

  • Rainman

    So Mike D’aintoni wud be the best choice, considering all that? Maybe so.

    how does hiring D’aintoni for a year, and dependant on whether he wins a chip or not, let him go and sign Sloan in the offseason so he could have a training camp to instil his full offense? lol only if…

  • pposse

    you think that will keep up? he is shouldering too much..will duncan be 20 and 10 down the line this year, well maybe? but be real %55 shooting, this is all just a flash in the frying pan..5 games and you think thats indicative of what his stats will really be like after 82 games? cmon son, i have 5 years of 82 games prior to this as evidence that that this is not the case..u have 5 games. He needs to switch his game up, dont let fan-dumb (dom) get in the way of your logic.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    uhm yes they did, they went 17 and 11 after they added Shaq (mid-season – which included a 3-6 start…so they finished 14 and 5). — They lost to San Antonio 4-1 but really, after only 28 games with Shaq, you really think any team would have stood a chance?

    .

    And you can look at Phoenix’s record after Terry Porter was fired and the suns re-implemented the SSOL offense with SHaq. They thrived again.

  • shutup

    saw this on ESPN and almost fell out, how funny is this ish?

  • Jc24

    BRING BACK PHIL JACKSON!!!!!

  • oglivy

    cosign. Lakers need to stop using Brown as a scapegoat. He was not the only problem in la. The lakers don`t have the perfect team, not even close. Their O is fine and I think it`s safe to assume that it will be better as time goes on especially when Nash returns. But they do turn the ball over quite a bit, and their best players are the ones who turn the ball over the most: Kobe and Howard. Both of them seem like they`re averaging about 5 turnovers a game. Fact: Howard had the same turnover issues in Orlando because he`s never been a good passer ever. Yet the main problem is their D and their bench (or lack their of). Brown is actually defensive-minded coach who has had good defensive teams in Cleveland. The D should be the main concern. I don`t think their D will ever be good enough to win a title.

  • LakeShow

    What is this evidence? That he can only win chips every 3 years of his career with his playing style? Not following man. You aren’t making any points your just spewing hate.

  • KipSmithers

    Too early. At least let Nash come back and try to learn how to run the offense.

  • Rainman

    17-11 isnt all that great considering where PHX stood with Marion on the team instead of Shaq. it was actually acleat step back.

    and the reason the idea was ever put forward to slow it down was to have Shaq as a prominent part of the offense. It didnt really work out great at all. i dont think they thrved at all tbh.that was one of the most frustrating times to be a PHX Suns fan. Yeah, they did thrive when they began running again after switching to Gentry (it wasnt SSOL at all btw) but since when does Shaq run? in reality they thrived when they took the ball OUT of Shaq’s hands.

  • shutup

    Excuse #1 is gone for a failed season, so who is Kobe going to blame next? Better protect your neck Dwight Howard, getting dunked on and getting your ish tossed at the rim, and still smiling? lmao. Hope they get Sloan in there so at least Dwight will stop smiling, the only one that I think get can get other players to eat Kobe’s ish and stay happy is Phil Jackson, I would love to see Brian Shaw step up and do a great job, besides Nash it would give me a reason to secretly root for the Lakers, behind the Spurs then Miami, and OKC .

  • oglivy

    If the lakers continue to struggle. Nash`s injury will be the next excuse.

  • initbruv

    We all have to read Shakespeare man. Not just you.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    its a 7% drop in win % with no training camp. And a 74% win percentage after the initial 9 game stretch (which is 7% higher than it was with Marion) They thrived.

    .

    “but since when does Shaq run? in reality they thrived when they took the ball OUT of Shaq’s hands.” – the point was, the team thrived without a “fast” lineup. Just like it would in LA.

  • LakeShow

    I actually missed Kobe blaming Mike Brown. Can you link me? I’ll wait.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    oh and, I live in Phoenix, and had season tickets that year. I know exactly what it was like to be a Suns “fan” and watch every game.

  • mo

    Didn’t Mike Brown took the Cavs to NBA champion ship? or was it KING JAMES

  • shutup

    Reports on ESPN is that Kobe didn’t want to hire MIke Brown in the first place and after the death stare last game obv he wasn’t happy with his coaching. Here is article that expresses the same sentiment, or just watch Steven A Smith on espn. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/21-kobe-bryants-who-definitely-got-mike-brown-fire

  • pposse

    when is the last time god i mean kobe shot %50 of from the field? oh thats right, he NEVER did. Stay on point. You say kobe looks great, i say get real, its 5 games. Your over here boasting about his %55 shooting average like that ever sustained for one season in his NBA life. Im spewing hate? Child please!, the euphoria you are feeling from the mike brown firing is clouding your judgment. I can argue with you that this early high fg% is a bad thing, cause im pretty sure (can’t be for certain) that Kobe will look at the percentages too and think that he should be shooting more. I really don’t think that Kobe dropping 30ppg in the regular season will translate to victories in the playoffs. He needs to play 82 games where he is either in cruise control or in the backseat so he is refreshed and ready for the playoffs this time. Until he does that, and wins these regular season games in that fashion, he will be the same old kobe. And stop, sure kobe won every 3 years but be real, he has always had a superior squad.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if you talk to people that were close to the Cavs, they will ALL tell you, Mike Brown did not coach a single game for the Cavs.

  • M Cho

    I say hire Stan Van Gundy! :) )

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i don’t think you can keep Dwight happy with Jerry Sloan as his coach. Mike D’Antoni just makes the most sense period. — Other than the Van Gundy’s who really make the most sense, but won’t coach that team.

  • pposse

    if the lakers don’t win it all this year im thinking either they tool up and bring in cp3 or dwight bounces to bk. one way or the other dwight will be playing with a great pg or he will win rings with kobe.

  • RowdyTexan

    http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/11/kobe-bryant-says-hes-mike-browns-biggest-supporter/
    Kobe is a great politician…you know he was the reason Mike B got fired!

  • Brion

    All jokes aside, is there any chance in hell that Phil would or could shock everyone and come back?

  • Redd

    Phil Jackson.

  • shockexchange

    Then just when SVG gets things turned around, Pat Riley coincidentally decides he wants to return to L.A. to coach.

  • http://twitter.com/DPisWill DePaul Williams

    Mike Brown had two greats in Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, and with neither squads could he get the job done…I thought that was a horrible hire to begin with… Phil Jackson is the greatest coach in terms of managing superstars and egos…will he take the job? My heart says no, but logically it makes sense cause he has all the tools and pieces to make another run for an aging kobe and crew, BUT I really dont know…

    I really think its Phil or bust, cause imo they had more problems defensively than offensively but thats just my imo, mike brown needed to go regardless

  • The Philosopher

    Called it.
    Early.

  • Redd

    Mike Brown looks like he’s Mike Woodsons son to me.

  • Slick Ric

    Lakers need athleticism on the perimeter, they should of been looking to replace MWP in the starting line-up over the summer with someone younger and fresher. This was too early of a move for me, they should of at least gave him an opportunity to right the ship so to speak.

  • orlandp

    Reunite Van Gundy with Howard! haha

  • The Mauve Avenger

    Phil Jackson descends from the sky, horns blaring, doves flying.

  • shockexchange

    This entire scenario was a complete overreaction in the Shock Exchange’s opinion. It’s only a few games in and the team needs to get adjusted to a new offense and a lot of new faces. The Shock Exchange always thought that the Lakers would right the ship, knock off a Harden-less OKC in the WCF and overpower the Heat inside to take the cake. Now the snakes have come out with “Mike Brown’s a nice guy but he was in over his head.” Last year the guy had the same result as Phil Jackson previous to him – an exit in the second round of the playoffs. Now everyone’s pining for Phil to return.
    Mike Brown deserved better than this.

  • ash

    That was very quick! Only 5 games into the season with new players and new offense. But kobe is only here for another 2 years so I understanfing the giring. Anyhow, Phil jackson will not be coaching the Lakers remember he stated he wants to be in magement and doesn’t want to coach anymore. So, brian shaw should get the job

  • The Philosopher

    Kind of like nbk’s suggestion in Mike D’Antoni.
    I like Nate McMillan, too.

  • shockexchange

    L.A. has “exceptionally more talent” than the rest of the L. It was only a matter of time before they separated themselves from the rest of the Western Conference. They received a gift in Harden leaving. And King James’ chirping about how he’s not concerned about the Heat’s lack of size is a de facto admittance that he’s scared to death of Pau Gasol / D12 at the same ____ time.

  • Jerome

    They said the job was secure, not Brown holding the job. Bring on Charles Barkley. Read it here first folks.

  • bike

    Yeah, Brown’s not a bad guy at all. He’s a good choice for an assistant somewhere where his defensive expertise is promoted. Given the expectations of this team coupled with the egos, it might just be the toughest coaching challange in the league right now.

  • Hart26

    Sloan will be the new coach no doubt

  • Kadavour

    the roster is incomplete. Dwight was the single addition who ADDs to the team’s defensive rating. Everyone else has glaring deficiencies. Adding Jamison was a mistake. A young athletic big who can stretch the floor like a Donte Greene would have been a better fit. Ebanks shows potential, but he doesn’t get burn. The 2 Steves has to be the worst defensive PG rotation in the history of bad defensive PG rotations.

  • Redd

    Didn’t the Heat start off even worse?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    they shouldn’t just be a good offense. They should be a top 2 offense.

  • Truth

    The Heat didn’t suffer a coaching change during the season. The odds are stacked against the Lakers even with all that talent.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    @disqus_j65FuvcSML:disqus everything i’ve been reading says Kobe was completely supportive of Mike Brown up until about 2 weeks ago.

  • ThaWindy

    Whoever told mike brown to use the Princeton offense should be fired. Why would you change your offense? Look at Thibs. Drose is out but the bulls have not gone with a offense. And havent fixed the huge lack off scoring issues but that’s a different story.. And somebody get Phills big ass chair.

  • SwaGG_SeaN

    Right now Brian Shaw is somewhere laughing lmao

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    wow..didnt they just say his job was safe? lol

  • Uncle shookey

    Time Warner got brown out to. so much money out there. He had to go. You can start 20 years like this. With so many fan going to Time Warner they would like to keep it that way for 20 years sorry Mr. Brown you new the job was dangerous when you took it.

  • bike

    Wonder what offense they will run in tonights game? The Mambachuckaton?

  • PickUpGame

    They already have a defense problem not sure D’Antoni can help!

  • Caboose

    They should seriously consider throwing a big deal at Mike Budenholzer. Dude deserves a head coaching job.

  • roscoe

    all bets are off anytime a coach wears a red sweater vest over a white polo while rocking black shorts with white sneakers on.

  • Dutch Rich

    Here’s what I’m hoping. Phil is currently dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on a Motion Triangle hybrid offense. It will be his signature legacy achievement, a custom created offense that will live on and will go down into the annals of the HOA as the “Dirty Taco Offense”…. It will create more buckets than Popeye and KFC combined.
    This is what I want to see. It will cause more ruckus than StoneLove vs Metromedia.
    Because we been fiending for that Kobe vs Bron face-off since the puppets. And Mike Brown has had a propensity of not delivering on that promise that Nike made to us 3 yrs ago. Man I just had a vision of an Uncle Drew KFC commercial. Can you see him standing in line with the little kids. “Uncle…What u getting? “I get’s ………..!!!!!!

  • roscoe

    Mike Woodson is going to look like mbrown soon, unemployed.

  • LakeShow

    Works 40% of the time, EVERY TIME.

  • Dutch Rich

    I forgot to take him up on that wager he put out. Could’ve gotten me a trip for 4 to movies with popcorn.

  • LakeShow

    Link me to a real article if you can.

  • lmao

    good job DWight

  • Caboose

    I’d actually give Mike Budenholzer a shot if LA can lure him away from San Antonio…

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  • PacerFan19a

    Hire Stan Van Gundy… just to see Dwight Howards face.

  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    As always Shock Exchange spewing diarrhea all over a serious conversation cause of lack of intellect.

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    it’s the Lakers, that’s why.

  • Datkid

    Kobe… told him to use the princeton actually.

  • Datkid

    they’d won more games by this point.

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange has a saying for an occasion like this: “Humor is a way of saying something serious.”

  • uqk

    but uhmmm…mike brown is a defensive coach?

  • The Fury

    Who’s he?? Just curious…

  • christianbullen

    can’t leave ya hangin man… “BUCKETSS!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    First mistake was hiring him, this is the LA Lakers we’re talking about. A normal family man as coach it not enough

  • KBM

    Scary Jerry Sloan ascends from the depths, Hornacek blarin, doves frying.

  • danpowers

    lol yup

  • spit hot fiyah

    i know that, he is also great facing up. which would make him something other that the definite back to the basket player.

  • Conor

    How is Bryant Brutus in this context? Maybe if Bizarro Caesar (Brown) hadn’t failed to make adequate offensive strategies which prevented the Empire’s (Lakers’) expansion. But Bizarro Caesar did, and so maybe Logic itself is Bizarro Brutus?

    A more relevant Caesar/Brutus comparison would be Jim Buss/Phil Jackson.

  • Conor

    Er… *Caesar/Brutus=Jackson/Jim Buss

  • Conor

    HaHaHaHa

    How many Lakers games have you seen over the past year? Brown’s rotations were useless, and the roles he had players abide by were simply wrong. Meeks, McRoberts, and Goudelock accumulated inexplicable DNP-CDs, LA’s ex-coach allowed Bryant unbridled control over every offensive set last season (his most inefficient, statistically), played MWP at shooting guard, Jamison at small forward, had Howard & Gasol bridge their offence from the arc (?!), and did not even establish the Lakers as a defensive juggernaut, which was where his supposed coaching gift would bear fruit.

    Mike Brown had much blame to accept for the Lakers’ failings.

  • Conor

    Their defense will be fine. Jackson will right the ship.

    But if those worries remains in March, there may be a fundamental problem that would force me to agree with you. LA buckles down in the Playoffs, though. Most importantly, MWP/Howard – their two best defensive players – aren’t even in proper game rhythm.

  • Kilo

    This is the worst firing in the history of professional sports and Jim buss is a fool.

  • Dutch Rich

    obrigado

  • shockexchange

    Touche’

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