Lakers fire coach Mike Brown after 1-4 start

Updated: November 9, 2012, 10:49 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Mike Brown followed an 11-time NBA champion coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, taking charge of a roster packed with aging talent and a franchise anticipating more titles.

And after just 71 regular-season games, the Lakers decided Brown wasn't the man for a pressure-packed job.

The Lakers fired their coach on Friday after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge, making one of the earliest coaching changes in NBA history.

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak ...

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