The LA Lakers front office handed coach Mike Brown his walking papers after just 5 games.
The Lakers landed at the bottom of the NBA Western Conference with a dismal 1-4 record after breaking the bank to sign Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant reportedly expressed frustration with Brown's coaching strategy in the days leading up to his sacking. Bryant's angry stare at Brown in the closing seconds of the Lakers' loss to Utah on Nov. 7 set tongues wagging.
Brown becomes the 3rd Lakers head coach to lose his job due to Kobe's tantrums.