Unfortunately for the now former head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike Brown, has officially faced the music and been fired from his head coaching position. According to sources who reached out to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne, Brown's job was walking the plank looking out onto treacherous waters below after a more than disappointing 1-4 start to the Lakers season, which is the worst in the Western Conference. Two potential candidates are being offered the head coaching spot on an interim basis according to the source; assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff or Chuck Person.
Brown has to be stressed, but at the end of the day, anyone who knows basketball knows the deal. If the coach isn't helping the team produce winning results, then he has to go. The Lakers are sporting an incredibly expensive payroll as well which is just over $100 million as they have (on paper at least) a monstrous lineup of quality talent in Kobe Bryant (who is battling a foot injury), Dwight Howard (who is playing while still recovering from back surgery), Steve Nash (who suffered a leg injury), Pau Gasol, and Ron...eh, Metta World Peace.
Let's hope with Mike Brown gone the Lakers will be able to find their way onto the path towards victory once again.