Lakers Nation Week In Review: Nov. 3 – Nov. 10
The Los Angeles Lakers won their first game of the season early on in the week, but all the euphoria came crashing down when the Lakers eventually fell to 1-4 and fired their head coach. For the most part, this Lakers roster has not lived up to expectations and their play on the court has been quite disappointing.
Los Angeles went 0-8 in the preseason and after a 1-4 start to the regular season, the front office decided to part ways with Mike Brown. The news broke out on Friday and it took over the sports headlines for the entire day. Shortly after the news came out, there was speculation as to who would replace Brown on the bench, just part of a hectic seven days here at Lakers Nation.
Lakers Nation Game Recaps:
The Los Angeles Lakers won their first game with Dwight Howard in the lineup Sunday against the lowly Detroit Pistons. The Lakers had control of the game throughout, but Mike Brown did reinsert the starters back into the game after the Pistons made a run in the fourth. The Lakers went on to win the match, 108-79, which temporarily kept Lakers fans in check.
The Lakers returned to the court for their next game in Salt Lake City, but they could not carry the momentum from their win over the Pistons. Los Angeles looked horrendous on both ends of the court and the players seemed to be disengaged and disinterested. The Lakers walked off the court as losers, 95-86, and it ended up being Mike Brown’s last game he coached for the team.
In their first game without coach Mike Brown, the Los Angeles Lakers dominated the Golden State Warriors from the opening tip. The game was well played on both ends of the court and it was nice to see all the players on the same page. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers in scoring with 27 points, and the team went on to win 101-77.
Lakers Nation News:
The Los Angeles Lakers have contacted Phil Jackson about a head coaching position.
Steve Nash will be out for at least one more week.
Dwight Howard reportedly wants Phil Jackson to return to the Lakers.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak acknowledges that Phil Jackson is a possible coaching option.
Mike Brown released a statement about the Lakers decision to fire him.
Phil Jackson cancelled an appearance at a Chicago conference one day before the Lakers announced the firing of Brown.
Brian Shaw and Jerry Sloan refused to comment on the Lakers’ vacant coaching position.
Bernie Bickerstaff was named the interim head coach for the Lakers’ game against the Warriors.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced the firing of Mike Brown on Friday.
Devin Ebanks was arrested on suspision of DUI.
Mike Brown’s son received death threats on Twitter.
Dwight Howard believes he and Kobe Bryant must keep their frustration under control.
A Lakers fans pepper sprayed a Jazz fan after the game in Salt Lake City.
Time Warner Cable and DirecTV are still far from a deal.
Lakers players weigh in on the presidential election.
Steve Blake was fined $25K for inappropriate comments directed towards a fan.
The Lakers are not looking to add another point guard in Nash’s absence.
Dwight Howard says he’s still not 100 percent.
Kobe Bryant wants to play until he is 40 years old.
Time Warner Cable agreed with a deal with Cox Cable.