After starting the season 1-4, the Los Angeles Lakers have fired their head coach, Mike Brown. When he arrived, he had control of a championship caliber team, and managed to destroy all hope of winning another one anywhere in the near future. The last game when you saw Kobe's face on the bench was definitely a tell tale sign that something wasn't right on the iconic west coast team. Everyone knows that the Lakers will always be Kobe's team from the time they chose him over Shaq.
If there is anything Kobe knows how to do its win, and if the one person on the team who knows how the offense should be run looked troubled, you know that there has to be something seriously wrong. It was confirmed when they let their head coach go after 5 games into the 2012 season. This has been the quickest firing of an NBA coach in recent history.
His successor has very high expectations to live up to after Phil Jackson created a dynasty in the not so distant past. There is even word that the Lakers will try to bring back Jackson out of retirement for his third stint with the troubled Lakers. Other names were thrown around also, like Brian Shaw, who is the associate Head coach of the Indiana Pacers and the Pacers said that they are not about to let Shaw go without a fight.
Who ever the Lakers chose will be scrutinized from the minute they arrive. The Lakers are not about to give away what they built this year that easy. After acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, they had thoughts of grandeur and hoisting the NBA Championship trophy once again. The Lakers are in hot water right now, and I believe that only a very stern and experienced type of coach of the Jackson variety would be able to harness the ginormous potential of this start studded team.
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