Some say Mike Brown’s firing from the Lakers came too soon. Others say he never should’ve been hired in the first place. While others still claim the moon landing never happened, and was nothing more than a government conspiracy cooked up in order to best the Russians (that last one has nothing to do with basketball, but seriously, some people are still saying that).
In any case, second year Lakers coach Mike Brown was abruptly fired on Friday and has already been replaced by former Suns and Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni (if you can’t remember what D’Antoni looks like, just picture that friend of your dad’s friend who’s a cop). But why exactly was Brown let go? Sure the Lakers started 1-4, but it still felt like he had a pretty short leash. Here are the top five theories on why Mike Brown really got the ax.