Lakers fire Head Coach Mike Brown

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Mistwell
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Wow that was quick!

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http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/stor ... ource-says

That was quick!

ClipperFaithful
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That sucks. Now they are going to go out and get a real coach, like Sloan. The longer they held on to Brown the better it would be for us.

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First Laker coach to be fired since Del Harris.

hoopfanjd31
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^^^ Sloan would be a terrible hire for that team, IMO. He's way too much of a dictator to coexist with guys like Howard and MWP.

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So much for waiting on the 6-game homestand.

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Dammit I was hoping for brown to ruin the lakers during the playoff

blasana
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Huger overreaction by Lakers. You can't bring a guy like Sloan in midseason not going to happen or if it does won't be successful this year. Interesting to see who takes over

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Who cares, the coach has to be god as far as I'm concerned for that old team to play against the younger ones. Rumor has it that it might be D'Antoni. The problem with the Lakers is age, not a coach.

if they get Sloan, his offense will cater to Nash and Howard. If they get D'Antoni, it will cater to Nash but they don't have the players that thrive in that system. The only saving grace in this is that the season is young so the players and coach have time to gel. Still, history is against the Lakers...

LotsoHope
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Firing a coach right before facing GSW and Sac... 2 easy wins there just became a little harder. Real smart, Laker management.

I don't see Sloan coming in to take over a team that's already been assembled w/o his input. D'Antoni or McMillan maybe, but introducing a new coach after training camp is never a good idea, even with all the veteran talent the Lakers have.

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smittywerb
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SMH. This is what happens when you put a bunch of pieces together that will not fit. Nash needs the ball in his hands, dwight can't create, kobe needs the ball period, and pau will just be the odd man out while artest just stands and shoot. Any coach that come in and make that work has to be a genius.

hoopfanjd31
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^^^ Yeah, I don't see the D'Antoni system working well with the Lakers' roster because they don't have enough shooters. His Phoenix teams always had mutliple guys that could consistiently hit 3s. The Lakers don't have that. Outside of Nash, all of their "shooters" are the definition of streaky, at best.

That's the thing about the Lakers--the team just has a weird mix of players. For the most part, they're too old and slow and don't shoot well enough to be an uptempo team. Yet, that's where Nash is at his best. Like Joe said, their poblems go beyond just coaching.

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Definitely NOT an over reaction on the Lakers part. When you have 4 All Star/Hall of Famers on your team and you start off 1-4.....I don't care what team you are, that is unacceptable.

In my eyes....the Clippers should be undefeated right now!

At least that franchise doesn't tolerate losing, or if they are losing, they are quick to turn it around when we take our sweet time.

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What? I thought they were the absolute favorites to "win it all"?

clip_joint
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There idiots the problem is that there to old and can't play fast teams...the coach has no control of that....whether they hire Sloan or who ever its still not gonna change the fact that there slow and washed up

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Clipper-Josh wrote:
blasana wrote:
Huger overreaction by Lakers. You can't bring a guy like Sloan in midseason not going to happen or if it does won't be successful this year. Interesting to see who takes over

Definitely NOT an over reaction on the Lakers part. When you have 4 All Star/Hall of Famers on your team and you start off 1-4.....I don't care what team you are, that is unacceptable.

In my eyes....the Clippers should be undefeated right now!

At least that franchise doesn't tolerate losing, or if they are losing, they are quick to turn it around when we take our sweet time.

Pau Gasol ain't a Hall of Famer. F*** that sh*t.

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Great there still going lose !! Lol

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Clipper-Josh wrote:
blasana wrote:
Huger overreaction by Lakers. You can't bring a guy like Sloan in midseason not going to happen or if it does won't be successful this year. Interesting to see who takes over

Definitely NOT an over reaction on the Lakers part. When you have 4 All Star/Hall of Famers on your team and you start off 1-4.....I don't care what team you are, that is unacceptable.

In my eyes....the Clippers should be undefeated right now!

At least that franchise doesn't tolerate losing, or if they are losing, they are quick to turn it around when we take our sweet time.

I disagree. Take Miami last year for example. They statrted 9-8 I think. I believe there had to be more to it than a 1-4 start.

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They might give Chuck Person or Bicketstaff a shot in the interim before pulling the trigger... God I hope Phil doesn't come back. D'antoni would be laughable because they play no D. Nate McMillian might make the most sense. We just have to keep on winning and let the AS THE FLAKES TURN soap opera play out.

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if you're a contender, you dont fire a coach this early in the season unless you have another capable coach that has shown interest. expect a big name.

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lacsmoove wrote:
Clipper-Josh wrote:
blasana wrote:
Huger overreaction by Lakers. You can't bring a guy like Sloan in midseason not going to happen or if it does won't be successful this year. Interesting to see who takes over

Definitely NOT an over reaction on the Lakers part. When you have 4 All Star/Hall of Famers on your team and you start off 1-4.....I don't care what team you are, that is unacceptable.

In my eyes....the Clippers should be undefeated right now!

At least that franchise doesn't tolerate losing, or if they are losing, they are quick to turn it around when we take our sweet time.

I disagree. Take Miami last year for example. They statrted 9-8 I think. I believe there had to be more to it than a 1-4 start.

The difference between the Lakers start and the heat start is that at least the heat were young and quick so they adapted quicker

blasana
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Yea teams need time to gel especially when they barely played together in preseason. They had a pretty tough schedule coming out of the gate too. I stick with what I said above that is was a huge overreaction... That being said I am glad they did it because bringing in a new coach midseason is cause for a disaster.

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It's kiss of the death when the man running the team gives you "The vote of confidence and patience song and dance" the day before, lol.

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lacsmoove wrote:
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Huger overreaction by Lakers. You can't bring a guy like Sloan in midseason not going to happen or if it does won't be successful this year. Interesting to see who takes over

Definitely NOT an over reaction on the Lakers part. When you have 4 All Star/Hall of Famers on your team and you start off 1-4.....I don't care what team you are, that is unacceptable.

In my eyes....the Clippers should be undefeated right now!

At least that franchise doesn't tolerate losing, or if they are losing, they are quick to turn it around when we take our sweet time.

I disagree. Take Miami last year for example. They statrted 9-8 I think. I believe there had to be more to it than a 1-4 start.

Miami didn't start 1-4, and they didn't have the Princeton offense

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They're not hiring anyone else! They're just gonna promote one of the assistant coaches! Chuck Person or Bernie Bickerstaff!

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They're talking about bringing Phil Jackson back to WIN NOW (not later)! Must be nice

smittywerb
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Schedule is no excuse. They have been getting the treatment. We have a tough schedule too but we've been competitive. They have just looked down right awful.

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Clipper-Josh wrote:
blasana wrote:
Huger overreaction by Lakers. You can't bring a guy like Sloan in midseason not going to happen or if it does won't be successful this year. Interesting to see who takes over

Definitely NOT an over reaction on the Lakers part. When you have 4 All Star/Hall of Famers on your team and you start off 1-4.....I don't care what team you are, that is unacceptable.

In my eyes....the Clippers should be undefeated right now!

At least that franchise doesn't tolerate losing, or if they are losing, they are quick to turn it around when we take our sweet time.

Easy there, Captain Knee jerk. We're on top of the Pacific so your insinuation that we don't tolerate losing is laughable. A good coach gets his players to fight adversity and that's what he did after under performing against lesser teams. We went 2-0 on a back 2 back and beat the best team in West.

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Man management sure F***** Brown although he deserved it, but don't tell a guy that he's not on thin ice and just fire him the next morning!

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The only coach that might be available the will make a difference.

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Phil won't come back while Jimmy boy is running the show. Plus, I remember Phil getting swept in the second round with basically the same players...that were a lot younger then. Oh, and Phil only goes to "sure bet" teams...Lakers are not sure bet. lol

Mistwell
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D'antoni, Jackson, Sloan, Shaw, one of the Van Gundy's, Chuck Persons, it's a pretty open field right now.

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clipper*joe wrote:
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blasana wrote:
Huger overreaction by Lakers. You can't bring a guy like Sloan in midseason not going to happen or if it does won't be successful this year. Interesting to see who takes over

Definitely NOT an over reaction on the Lakers part. When you have 4 All Star/Hall of Famers on your team and you start off 1-4.....I don't care what team you are, that is unacceptable.

In my eyes....the Clippers should be undefeated right now!

At least that franchise doesn't tolerate losing, or if they are losing, they are quick to turn it around when we take our sweet time.

Easy there, Captain Knee jerk. We're on top of the Pacific so your insinuation that we don't tolerate losing is laughable. A good coach gets his players to fight adversity and that's what he did after under performing against lesser teams. We went 2-0 on a back 2 back and beat the best team in West.

Yes the standings reflect that we are 1st in the division, but reality shows that its only 6 games with 76 to go.

Yes we did go 2-0 and the beat the best teams in the West. Clippers got up for those games with something to prove. The problem is we played down to Cleveland and Golden State. Granted they are up and coming.....but we're better to where our bench could have beat them.

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They are going to bring in a big name coach but that doesn't mean instant success.It might actually hurt the team a lot more.Now they have to learn a brand new system during the season.Also bringing in a new coach doesn't make your bench any better or make your players younger or healthier.This just shows you the mindset of the Lakers and their fans.They are a bunch of impatient babies.I am not sticking up for Brown at all,but this early in the season and your already panicking.What happen to they are the favorite to win the championship?Lakers brought in so many new players that it will obviously take time to gel,but Lakers can't wait so now Brown is gone.Also shows you Kobe is full of ****.He says he thinks fans should give Brown more time,but if Kobe didn't want Brown gone he wouldn't be gone.Lakers should have got rid of Brown before the season,not during the season.The whole situation is a joke.

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Ha ha ha, too funny and I have a feeling the story is just beginning, all we have to do is sit back and enjoy.

and then there's this http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/20904690/in-other- lakers-news-devin-ebanks-arrested-on-suspicion-of-dui

and wait a little more....

http://www.examiner.com/article/la-lake ... ud-brewing

I hope they keep this going it will make for a really fun season

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Our biggest fear should be the return of Phil Jackson. I remember in 2005, when the Lakers were on their way to rebuilding...until Phil was hired back. And boom, their winning ways came back. Please, God. Let Jackson stay retired.

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If you're running the Princeton offense you do! But you can also see that the players channeled him out.

Scary thing is that the starting 5 is not a project, but more of a team that already possesses the talent and are ready to go and win now.

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wouldn't it be funny if they hired Stan Van Gundy?that would be awesome

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I expect Phil Jackson to return. something like this so fast. I hope im wrong. I dont want zen master back in L.A. Sad

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And Bill Simmons thinks we have a Front Office mayhem here! YEAH it is here, just not for the clippers but for their neighbors the LAKERS!

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Bill Simmons is an idiot (sorry had to)

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I think if Phil does return than you can expect some trades.This team is just horribly built.People say they have 5 All Stars(actually 3 according to last year) but 5 starters don't win a championship alone.Look at yesterdays game against the Blazers.They had their starters playing so much that they couldn't hang on to win the game because they were exhausted.That team is young and couldn't do it so how is 4 players pasted their prime and Howard who isn't a 100% going to be able to win a championship?No way can Kobe and Nash handle playing 40 min a game for the rest of the season.The problem is their bench and their defense.Mike D'Antoni can't fix either of those things.

Here is a good breakdown imo of why they needed time to really get used to this system.I didn't think that the Princeton offense was a good choice but given time it could have worked.Still with a team this old you can't really change how this team plays.So I do think Brown was a problem but he wasn't keeping it a secret he was going to use this offense.They should have got rid of him before the season started.

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Phil Jackson ... coming soon Very Happy !

To be continued .....

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Who wants to bet that Pau Gasol is going to be the next scapegoat when the fakers continue losing?

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I think so too.Gasol has always been in trade talks but Kobe has supposedly been against it.The trade rumor floating around is that Gasol goes to the Hawks for Smith and Korver.I think that is actually a pretty good trade for both.Smith can work better with Howard than Gasol imo and Korver is a great shooter who can get a lot of open 3's and can play the 2 and 3.Also for the Hawks Gasol and Horford would be a force.

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Yes, cause Phil is the missing link to all of this. lol

No even god can help them now...

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clipper*joe wrote:
LakersD12 wrote:
Phil Jackson ... coming soon Very Happy !

To be continued .....

Yes, cause Phil is the missing link to all of this. lol

No even god can help them now...

no, the missing link is a washed up Odom, grandpa hill, Crawdford because 40% is better than 45%, a busted player with bad knees and elbow @ 23, or maybe it needs two starting players that shoot 50% from the free throw line. Better yet it needs a coach that was replaced by someone else at all his previous jobs and the guys that replaced him all went on to do better with the same players. I'm not sure what it needs? lmao

and for the record facts are not considered hating! haha

Maybe ur "god" can help the Clippers win its 1st NBA title.

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