Mike Brown only lasted one season and five games. Out of the last 10 games that counted, he led the Lakers to a 2-10 record, which led to his firing. Photo by Jeff Lewis
Never cared for Mike Brown as a coach. But I never like to see a brother unemployed. I think he is done as a head coach in the Association.
The only people upset about Mike Brown being fired are his family and non Laker fans because they were getting a huge kick out of the losing. That’s it and that’s all! Good riddance to him and hopes for finding a coach who demands respect and understands Laker culture!
his contract was $18 million. he walks away with $10million. i think he’ll be fine. head coach again possibly not. he coached the greatest Kobe & Lbj & no championship
All that said, Mike Brown isn’t a bad guy. In fact, he’s a nice guy. But right now, the Lakers and him being a nice guy are in last place.
Not sure if its good or bad but Laker fans seem to be relieved. Doesn’t seem fair to me because who’s to say it was the coach’s fault. Steve Nash is out, D Howard really hasn’t made an impact, the bench is kind a week and if they trade overrated Gasol they could bring in a couple young ins.
Make no mistake tho, Mitch and them already have something in place and firing Brown was prolly already in the makings. Lakers chasing Boston’s Banners and Kobe’s chasing MJ. He’s got a good 2 years left but I don’t think this was a Kobe decision, it was a management decision.
Lets just see what happens next. I will tell you this, my TV will be on ESPN and NBATV all day long!
My prayers have been answered (superficial)! (glad you clipper fans have had your moment) What a beautiful day!!!
So wrong for this. But I love it!
NOT FAIR…THE LAKERS JUST COULD NOT RUN THE PRINCETON OFFENSE.
He lost 14 of the last 15 times they have stepped on the court and the players were not motivated to play for him.
They didnt give Mike Brown no time. This team has no chemistry and I doubt that whoever takes over will do any better. Maybe they should bring back Odom.
As a Celtics fan you know I love Lakers chaos – I just think that 5 games that count is a pretty small sample size. Personally hoping for a repeat of 2004-2005.
Hate to see him go out like that but I feel like it was time. Didn’t seem to have the ability to motivate his players. Jerry Sloan!!!!!!!!!!
Todd Anthony Carline
He is a good coach but when you don’t even call your team plays as the Head coach in the huddle something is Very Wrong!
Genae Victoria Jefferson
Apparently Dwight taught Kobe a few things… lol
Jason Douglas Lewis
Seems like a rushed decision, but if things did not turn around quickly, it was bound to happen. I thought he was going to get another week or two. But looking at the situation, Brown had stars like Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum (all on the same team), and LeBron James, and he never won. The Lakers better already have a plan in place, or it was a bad fire at this moment.
He sucked. How do you have one of the best perimeter scorers in the game, and two of the top front court players (Gasol and Bynum) in a league of *small big men* and only manage 95 POINTS PER GAME (2011-2012 stats)!!! He was horrible and needed to go last year. He was supposed to be a defensive coach and that didn’t pan out well either. Then we brought in new players and their “surge” only lasted like a week.
The Lakers have the personnel Mike Brown could not make it work, he is the weakest link, GOODBYE…btw he had LeBron too and we saw his record there…
Not a fan of the Lakers but they have bigger problems than coaching, remember the Lakers got swept against the Mavs when Phil Jackson was still coaching them, the team was stronger then too. The players they have now aren’t the greatest defenders outside of Howard and Artest. Kobe is getting older and the young guards in the league are having big games against him. Time will tell tho.
“Got da go, Got da go”..Robin Harris.. LOL!!!!
Dear Fellow Lakers fans,
Don’t be fooled. The Lakers fired Mike Brown to distract from the fact that most fans can’t watch the games.
Last season we were told that we didn’t win because we had a new coach, who didn’t have a Pre Season to implement his offense. Guess what… Who ever they hire to replace Mike Brown wont have a Pre season either. They’re already covering their butts.
The truth is the Lakers are too top heavy, and get nothing out of their bench. Over the last year they have pasted on players such as Jamal Crawford, Chauncey Billups, Gilbert Arenas, Gerald Green, and Leandro Barbosa…. To name a few. All solid players, who would have upgraded the bench.
I LOVE my Lakers, but they’re screwing us!