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Lakers Phil Jackson
As the Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2012 2013 NBA Basketball season with a brand new strengthened starting line-up they faced an unusually sloppy start to the season and at a 1-4 record former coach Mike Brown was let go. Luckily enough the got another win last night 101 -77 against the Golden State Warriors and the fans began cheering We Want Phil in the second half. However for the LA Lakers a 2-4 start is not typical or expected..
On Friday the Lakers announced that Mike Brown was fired after only his second year as head coach. Browns new efforts to implement a new offense and mesh free agent signings with stars who won a title two years ago didn’t turn into wins. With an 0-8 pre season and a 1-4 start to the regular season they ended it real quick. Change is definitely needed one way or another to wake the guys up. It’s unfortunate it had to be Mike Brown but the coach is always the first to blame and go.
The big news is who will step in and the rumors have already begun. If not all Laker fan im pretty sure i can say 99.9% of them are praying for Phil Jackson to return. That includes Kobe Bryant and the rest of the team. In the mean time Bernie Bickertaff is taking over as an interim coach and even that seems a little rough. Projections and rumors list the possibilities of Phil Jackson, Brian Shaw or Mike D’antoni stepping in as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lakers Fire Mike Brown
ESPN Ramona Shelburne talks about the Lakers firing Mike Brown after a 1-4 start to the season
In an Interview with Yahoo Sports:
Kobe Bryant spoke glowingly about his conversations with Jackson. He also spoke of wishing that Jackson finish his Lakers career on a better note. During Jackson’s last game, an injured Bryant and the Lakers were swept in the second round of the 2011 playoffs, an embarrassing 122-86 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Jackson would certainly have stronger talent to work with this time around with Bryant, Pau Gasol and newcomers Dwight Howard and Steve Nash.
The Los Angeles Lakers who hired Phil Jackson back in 2004 and rehired him as coach in 2005 are considering completing the cycle again after firing Mike Brown.
Lakers Phil Jackson
Also According to The Los Angeles Times:
On Saturday Jackson was meeting with Lakers officials that morning. Jackson could not be reached but still lives in Playa del Rey, Calif., minutes from the Lakers’ practice center, and is still in a relationship with the owner Jerry Buss’s daughter, Jeanie.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens..
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