After the Lakers horrible 1-4 start, they have decided to fire head coach Mike Brown.
With the amounts of pressure that’s on the Lakers to preform this season due to their new signings, general manager Mitch Kupchak thought it was better to act sooner rather than later.
The Lakers have wasted no time in their search for Brown’s replacement, immediately contacting ex-Lakers coach, Phil Jackson. Some think this was an unfair move. Brown was only 1-year into his substantial contact, hasn’t had a fully fit Dwight Howard, and has only had Steve Nash healthy for 1 and a half games.
The word on the street is that the job is Phil’s to turn down. Jackson retired after a determined Dallas team swept the Lakers in the second round of the 2010-2011 playoffs.
In a meeting with Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak, Jackson asked for the same salary that he was previously on, travel restrictions, and significantly more say in basketball decisions at the Los Angeles Lakers. Rumors say Phil Jackson will have a decision his by Monday or Tuesday.