So that adds an interesting storyline to tonight's game. And on the firing itself, it's hard to disagree with Magic Johnson's assessment of the situation.
Feel bad for Coach Mike Brown, who's a great guy, but don't think he was the right guy for the job in the first place.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 9, 2012
So do the Los Angeles Lakers rally after losing their coach or continue to underachieve?
Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports have more on the story (and potential candidates to replace Brown.