Magic: Mike Brown Will Be Fired if Lakers Lose Game 7

by May 12, 2012
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Magic Johnson, who still has ties to the Lakers organization, claimed that Mike Brown’s job would be in jeopardy if the L.A. loses Game 7 against the Nuggets tonight. The former Laker great had this to say during Friday’s NBA broadcast: “Should the Lakers lose Saturday in Game 7 of their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, Magic Johnson has a definite idea on what will happen next. ‘They’re going to run Mike Brown first out of town,’ Johnson said as an ESPN NBA analyst Friday. ‘Then second will be [Andrew] Bynum. Then third will be [Pau] Gasol.’ Whether that will happen remains unclear. The Lakers’ front office has publicly praised Brown’s performance as head coach in his first season. Brown, who makes an average of $4.5 million a year, has two more guaranteed years followed by a team option.”