Courtesy of Sabrina Montez
The Los Angeles Lakers have managed to start the season with a disappointing 1-4 record. The Lakers did not agree with the direction the team was headed, and today decided to fire second year head coach Mike Brown.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak released a statement on the team’s website, “This was a difficult and painful decision to make,” said Kupchak. “Mike was very hard-working and dedicated, but we felt it was in the best interest of the team to make a change at this time. We appreciate Mike’s efforts and contributions and wish him and his family the best of luck.”
Assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff will replace Brown as the interim head coach. This now raises the question who will replace Brown? Several names are being thrown out as potential replacements Brian Shaw, Mike D’ Antoni, and Jerry Sloan to name a few.
Expectations were high in Laker land with the off season acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. Winning is a priority for this Laker team, as they are seeking a championship, and are looking to re-sign Dwight Howard beyond this season.
Lakers will play a home game against the Golden State Warriors tonight. It will be interesting to watch how they will respond and if they will continue with the Princeton offense or scratch it all together.