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Lakers News: Browns job on the line in LA?(Update Brown Fired by LA)

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

It's a good time right now for me with the Lakers 1-4. Will they have the worst record in the West when it's all said and done? No way, but they won't be the best of the best when it's all said and done. I felt one of the reasons why the Lakers wouldn't compete for a title was because of coach Brown. He's not the right fit for this team, and players.

"Sources told ESPN.com that the Lakers, while having publicly expressed support for Brown in the wake of a 1-4 start, have privately grown sufficiently concerned about the state of the team to the point that management is prepared to look seriously at a coaching change at this early juncture if L.A. can't take advantage of what look to be multiple winnable games in the upcoming stretch.

The homestand begins Friday night against the banged-up Golden State Warriors, who'll be without injured center Andrew Bogut and key reserve Brandon Rush, and continues through Nov. 20 with games against Sacramento, San Antonio, Phoenix, Houston and Brooklyn.

The Lakers have had a by DownloadNSave">healthy Steve Nash in the lineup for only 1½ of their five games so far thanks to a leg injury, while fellow newcomer Dwight Howard has acknowledged that he's still recovering from the back surgery that brought a premature end to his 2011-12 campaign and knocked him out of the London Olympics. Kobe Bryant has also been playing through a foot ailment.

Yet sources maintain that patience in the organization is starting to erode as the wait continues for signs of improvement in the Lakers' play.

The Lakers are off to the worst start in the Western Conference despite carrying the league's largest by DownloadNSave">payroll at just over $100 million, which would trigger an estimated luxury-tax bill at season's end of nearly $30 million."


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4:04 PM on November 9, 2012 
Who can they bring in to help them compete for a title? Phil Jackson is not walking through that day.