Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown has reportedly been fired after a 1-4 star to the season, according to ESPN.
On Friday, sources said his job would be in jeopardy if the team did not perform well in their upcoming challenges. Unfortunately, the decision to cut Brown couldn’t wait any longer. ESPN.com reports:
“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 discussion over the past 48 hours, Lakers management came to a unanimous decision that the team wasn’t heading in the right direction.
The Lakers have had a healthy Steve Nash in the lineup for only 1½ of their five games so far thanks to a leg injury, while fellow newcomer Dwight Howard has acknowledged that he’s still recovering from the back surgery that brought a premature end to his 2011-12 campaign and knocked him out of the London Olympics. Kobe Bryant has also been playing through a foot ailment.”
The Lakers are off the worst start in the Western Conference despite their power moves during the off-season. The team will square off against the Golden State Warriors Friday night in Los Angeles.