After the LA Lakers came out to say that Mike Browns job would be safe, despite a terrible start to the season for the Lakers, it now turns out that his job wasn't safe at all.
The Lakers have sacked Mike Brown, following the 1-4 start to the NBA season.
It was the Lakers general manager, Mitch Kupchak, who made the announcement, just hours before the Lakers were due to play the Warriors. "The bottom line is that the team is not winning at the pace we expected this team to win, and we didn't see improvement."
Expectations were high for the Lakers in the pre-season, after they picked up Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, so it's no surprise that this decision has come so fast, as the Lakers have completely underwhelmed fans around the league. The Lakers were 0-8 in the preseason and started their season 0-3.
Kobe Bryant took the time to post his thoughts about the decision on Facebook, saying; “Tough day. I’ve seen coaches as well as friends come and go. No matter how many years I’ve been playing, it’s still hard to deal with. I had a good relationship with Mike and I will continue to have one. I wish him and his family nothing but the best. I spoke with him today and thanked him for all of his hard work and sacrifice. As a team, we must focus our energy on tonight’s game. We must block out the weight of today’s news and simply do our jobs to the best of our ability. I’m not sure what direction we are heading in next. All I can do is focus on the here and now. Mamba out.”
The Lakers have named assistant coach, Bernie Bickerstaff, as the interim Head Coach, until they can hire a more suitable candidate.