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Who Should the Lakers Hire to Replace Mike Brown?

SodaHead Sports 2012/11/10 20:02:21
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On Friday, news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Mike Brown after the team's disappointing 1-4 start to the NBA season. Under Brown, the Lakers were bounced in five games by the Oklahoma City Thunder in last postseason's Western Conference Semifinals. The team also didn't start off on the right foot at all during the preseason, going winless for the first time in franchise history with an 0-8 record.

Assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff will take over Brown's duties--for now. The search is officially on for a new head coach to take what many have called a "super team" to the NBA Finals and a championship. The Lakers assembled a team of past and present All-Stars in Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace, Steve Nash, and the biggest acquisition of the offseason, Dwight Howard.


Brown did have huge shoes to fill in LA, as his predecessor was Phil Jackson, with 11 championship rings as a head coach to his credit. According to ESPN, Jackson, despite leaving basketball a couple years ago, could return to the Lakers. Other names being discussed are former Knicks and Suns head coach Mike D'Antoni, the legendary Jerry Sloan, formerly of the Utah Jazz, and former Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, who is currently on the Indiana Pacers' staff.

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  • Heat Nation 2013/03/09 23:02:08
    Phil Jackson
    Heat Nation
    I still think they should've hired Phil
  • KCB 2012/11/12 17:47:42
    Mike D'Antoni
    KCB
    Lakers need big help now. lakers
  • Phil_will1 2012/11/12 17:40:44
    None of the above
    Phil_will1
    Mike Dunleavy ....... because he's a former South Carolina Gamecock.
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/11/12 16:57:05 (edited)
    Mike D'Antoni
    Prime Time Lime
    +1
    The team has hired Mike D'Atoni Sunday Nov 11th. The team's failure is much more than the previous coach's fault,but is much of the team's fault. Kobe Bryant and many others are aging and cannot compete with younger players,and it is time to replace them as soon as possible.
  • glen 2012/11/12 16:25:42
    None of the above
    glen
    Kobe ! He's running the show anyway !
  • Tordgaard 2012/11/12 13:06:30
    Mike D'Antoni
    Tordgaard
    Jackson has retired - may as well pick someone else.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/11/12 07:58:31
    Phil Jackson
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    IF PHIL IS GAME....WHY NOT!
  • NoBama Man 2012/11/12 04:44:51
    None of the above
    NoBama Man
    +1
    I can't stand the lakers...possibly as much as more than the yankees...

    I think they should hire this guy....

    obama basketball

    I mean afterall...as he says himself...
    “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

    I'm sure he thinks he's a better basketball coach than all basketball coaches EVER...

    and if he coaches as well as he's run this country....THEY'LL SUCK FOR A LONG TIME !!
  • KCB NoBama Man 2012/11/12 17:53:38
    KCB
    +1
    Obama a great President & good ball player too! Obama playing basketball
  • Gregaj7 2012/11/12 03:25:07
    Brian Shaw
    Gregaj7
    Jackson and Sloan are retired, and should probably stay that way. That brings the youthful Shaw into the picture.
  • Max7 2012/11/12 03:07:46
    Phil Jackson
    Max7
    However, I thought that Phil was retired
  • Jainy 2012/11/12 00:17:41
  • Eris All Hail! 2012/11/11 23:47:18
    None of the above
    Eris All Hail!
    Maybe my brother Ares, but he's awful busy right now.
  • EyeLuvHillary 2012/11/11 22:37:00
    Brian Shaw
    EyeLuvHillary
    +1
    Brian Shaw learned from the master, and he is young enough to better communicate with the players.
  • greg reid 2012/11/11 22:19:31
    Phil Jackson
    greg reid
    Phil is the closest guy to God you can hire.....
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/11 21:40:17
    None of the above
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Who Cares
  • jffl1013 2012/11/11 21:05:26
    Mike D'Antoni
    jffl1013
    Leave Phil alone. Let him enjoy his retirement.
  • disclaimer 2012/11/11 20:13:18
    Phil Jackson
    disclaimer
    +1
    It's looking pretty good for Jackson at this point, too. Should be exciting.
  • Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo 2012/11/11 17:57:45
    None of the above
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +1
    No, he is a winner, what more could fans possibility want! eh?
  • kevin.m.koop 2012/11/11 17:25:06
    None of the above
    kevin.m.koop
    +1
    I honestly don't care what some over paid dumb athlete does! It doesn't affect my life in anyway!
  • RyokuSonic kevin.m... 2012/11/11 23:30:47
    RyokuSonic
    +1
    So mean, but so true >.>
  • wamcalif 2012/11/11 16:30:43
    Phil Jackson
    wamcalif
    +1
    Phil can right the ship.
  • Lorenz0... wamcalif 2012/11/11 18:01:14
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +1
    Yea, he, also, has a proven record, & seems to get along, with the players, but seems to have problems with the front office, eh?
  • wamcalif Lorenz0... 2012/11/11 20:11:12
    wamcalif
    When you win, everybody is happy. Phil is good for basketball league-wide. Phil should bring James Worthy on as a consultant/coach (just for window dressing).
  • seance 2012/11/11 06:07:40
    None of the above
    seance
    +1
    Bobby Brown, why? because i don't care.
  • Spy Master 2012/11/11 04:25:36
    None of the above
    Spy Master
    +1
    Bruce Pearl.. Bruce pearl
  • glen Spy Master 2012/11/12 16:27:08
    glen
    +2
    And the blazer works too !
  • Spy Master glen 2012/11/12 20:29:59
    Spy Master
    +1
    it does; but they hired D'Antoni instead...
  • glen Spy Master 2012/11/13 12:14:07
    glen
    Was that because of Steve Nash ?
  • Spy Master glen 2012/11/13 18:00:38
    Spy Master
    +1
    you know it!
  • flrdsgns 2012/11/11 02:45:20
    Phil Jackson
    flrdsgns
    +2
    Get Phil back, and do it now.
  • GoodEncounter 2012/11/11 02:31:19
    Jerry Sloan
    GoodEncounter
    +2
    This is coming from a purely personal perspective-I can't stand Phil Jackson-And I have a lot of respect for Jerry Sloan. Personal feelings aside, it's a business-so they should probably hire Phil Jackson.
  • flrdsgns GoodEnc... 2012/11/11 02:50:49
    flrdsgns
    +1
    That's only because you are a Kings fan. :)
  • GoodEnc... flrdsgns 2012/11/11 02:58:21
    GoodEncounter
    +1
    That could be a part of it-but Phil Jackson's ginormous ego makes me nauseous!!! LOL
  • flrdsgns GoodEnc... 2012/11/11 03:03:04
    flrdsgns
    +2
    On that, I agree. But a 1-4 start means the Lakers need to do something NOW.
  • GoodEnc... flrdsgns 2012/11/11 05:00:18
    GoodEncounter
    +3
    Very true-but for those of us who also dislike the humongous Laker egos it's a GREAT start! lol
  • flrdsgns GoodEnc... 2012/11/11 05:52:33
    flrdsgns
    +1
    I gave you a thumbs up for your comment, but it wasn't easy :)

    Is it snowing where you are? Sure turned super cold here
  • GoodEnc... flrdsgns 2012/11/11 06:07:07
    GoodEncounter
    That was very generous of you sir! lol
    It's not snowing yet but it sure is cold!!!
  • Oreo 2012/11/11 02:24:18
    Phil Jackson
    Oreo
    Jackson is the man for the job. He knows the team better than anybody and if they are gonna win before nash and kobe retire then they need to have a coach who knows what is going on and how to run the team.
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/11/11 02:07:52
    Phil Jackson
    TimothyBrianFoley
    +1
    he has done it before only he can fix the lakers and turn them into winners and champions

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