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JasonJohnHorn
01-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Came across this article on coaches who had to be replaced mid-season. I say replaced because in three instances a coach (two times it was Larry Brown) left on his own accord mid-season, in one instances with 6 games left in the season! I'm not sure how Brown ever got a coaching job after pulling this twice!

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1415749-the-most-controversial-mid-season-coaching-changes-in-nba-history


Mike Brown seems to be the guy fired soonest for a slow start as he was 1-4 when fired, where as the first guy on the list, 76ers coach Gene Shue, who had lead his team to the finals the previous season, was fired after going 2-4! The Lakers also fired Paul Westhead early one year, he was 7-4 and on a 5-game winning streak when he was fired (this was the instance where Magic had requested a trade and ended up getting the coach fired the next day).

Thoughts?

If Buss is willing to fire a guy on a 5-game winning streak early in the season, I expect that 'Antoni's job isn't as safe as some are suggesting, regardless of how much money it would cost LAL to fire him and bring in a third coach. It is the Lakers after all, they have money to burn!