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Lakers Fire Mike Brown

The Los Angeles Lakers have fired Mike Brown after a 1-4 start.

Brown replaced Phil Jackson as head coach of the Lakers after the 10-11 NBA season.

Brown's agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed the firing on Friday morning.

ESPN's Marc Stein had reported earlier on Friday that the Lakers would consider making a change at head coach if the team didn't make an immediate turnaround during their six-game homestand.

"Mike just called saying he was relieved of his duties," LeGarie told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Mitch Kupchak had pushed to give Brown more time as head coach before the decision was made.

Sources say Bernie Bickerstaff will assume duties as interim head coach.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

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