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Former Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown Fired By The Lakers

By Matt Loede, 92.3 The Fan
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Mike Brown / (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mike Brown / (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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The Lakers have made the first firing of the 2012-13 NBA season, making waves on Friday by firing former Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown.

The team has struggled out of the gate, going just 1-4, and losing two of their first three home games at the Staples Center.

Brown’s agent says that the coach was informed him of his dismissal, this according to Yahoo Sports. Chuck Person has been named the Lakers’ interim coach for the time being.

Mike D’Antoni and Brian Shaw are two possible replacements according to Yahoo, and there was even a mention of former Lakers and Bulls coach Phil Jackson coming back.

Brown was the head coach of the Cavaliers from 2005 to 2010, taking the Cavs to the NBA Finals where they lost to the Spurs in four games back in 2007.

The Cavaliers fired him after the team collapsed to the Celtics in the playoffs in the second round in 2010. He was fired on May 24th, and was hired by the Lakers one year and one day later on May 25th, 2011.

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