Reports: Lakers Fire Mike Brown After 1-4 Start

by | November 9, 2012 at 1:16 PM | ESPN, NBA

So much for that six-game homestand. The Lakers have fired head coach Mike Brown after an unexpected 1-4 start to the 2012 regular season, according to his agent Warren Legarie.

Here’s more from ESPNLA:

“Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown has been fired after a 1-4 start to the season, a source tells ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Ramona Shelburne.

“It is not known yet who will take over for him, but a source indicated that it will either be assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff or Chuck Person on an interim basis.

“Earlier Friday, sources had told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the team was using its upcoming six-game homestand to evaluate Brown, but after numerous discussions over the past 48 hours, Lakers management came to a unanimous decision that the team wasn’t heading in the right direction.

“The Lakers are off to the worst start in the Western Conference despite carrying the league’s largest payroll at just over $100 million, which would trigger an estimated luxury-tax bill at season’s end of nearly $30 million.”

USA Today was first to report Brown’s termination.

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