Lakers Fire Mike Brown and A Few Other Nuggets
Many people were not surprised that Lakers head coach Mike Brown was fired. Many, including myself are surprised that it happened after only five games into a new basketball season.
Today, the Los Angeles Lakers general Manager Mitch Kupchak released the following statement related to Brown:
“This was a difficult and painful decision to make,” said Kupchak. “Mike was very hard-working and dedicated, but we felt it was in the best interest of the team to make a change at this time. We appreciate Mike’s efforts and contributions and wish him and his family the best of luck.”
The following statement was issued today from Mike Brown:
“I have great respect for the Buss family and the Lakers’ storied tradition and I thank them for the opportunity they afforded me. I have a deep appreciation for the coaches and players that I worked with this past year and I wish the organization nothing but success as they move forward.”
Assistant Coach Bernie Bickerstaff will take over as interim head coach for tonight’s game against the Golden State Warriors and a search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
With expectations so high after signing Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, a 1-4 episode is unacceptable. But fire the coach a few games into the season? It sounds like pulling the plug on a new TV show before it finds an audience. How does a stable and winning team like the Lakers pull this off?
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I was approached by a company who is promoting custom Frisbees as an option, to include it in my blog. Well, I don’t throw a Frisbee well, have played ultimate Frisbee growing up and loved it, but I would certainly play it on this beach below (your truly took the photograph).
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This weekend, Peter Carroll and MLB.com the Seattle Seahawks battle the Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets. It is a 4:05 p.m. Eastern starts, 1:05 p.m. on the west coast. Its coach vs former Quarterback for this mini USC alumni reunion in Seattle. While Sanchez has thrown for more yards so far then Seattle Russell Wilson, I think the Seahawks will get the win. The game will be shown on CBS and Direct TV.