On Friday the Lakers fired head coach Mike Brown, after starting the season with a dismal 1-4 record.
Earlier in the day reports had surfaced that the Lakers were going to evaluate Brown’s status after and upcoming string of six straight homes games. It seems that the Lakers front office had decided that they had seen enough and decided it was time for the coach to leave.
With Brown now out of the picture the Lakers will turn to assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff who will act as the interim head coach. While Bickerstaff was able to lead the team to 101-77 win over the Warriors Friday night, the fans made there suggestion for who the next coach should be when they chanted “We Want Phil” as Lakers Star Kobe Bryant was attempting free throws.
The Lakers front office has many candidates to consider including former coach Phil Jackson. Before Brown was hired many thought that longtime assistant Brian Shaw would be the next coach until he was passed over for Brown and left to be an assistant coach with the Pacers. In addition to Shaw, Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan is rumored to be a candidate as well as former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni.
Whoever the team does decide to bring in needs to have a better solution to use the talent on the roster, this team is much too talented to be only 2-4 at this point in the season.