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(UPDATE 7:32 pm PST) Per multiple NBA sources, the Lakers are in serious discussions with Mike Brown about becoming the Lakers new head coach.

According to Yahoo Sports Marc Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, there could be an agreement in place within the next 24 hours.

Stay tuned to Laker Nation on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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Thus far, the Lakers pre-mature off-season, hasn’t been much of an off-season at all. In the midst of some historically absurd whining from the Captain and the expected influx of Dwight Howard to L.A. rumors, somehow the Lakers front office has managed to address their biggest off-season priority:

Hiring a new coach.

According to the L.A. Times, Lakers owner Jerry Buss told Playboy Radio this afternoon that the organization is “very close” to concluding their search.

In response to several reports that Lakers veterans Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher have heavily endorsed Brian Shaw’s candidacy, Buss said:

“Obviously, we have to select somebody who has a reputation that players would be happy with, but to ask a direct player to select a particular coach, that’s general manager territory. That’s out of the player domain.”

Be it Shaw, Adelman or someone else (I personally refuse to include Brown and Dunleavy in this group), Dr. Buss seemed to indicate that we will know sooner, rather than later:

“I don’t know exactly when but a week is a long time.”

Considering it took the Mavericks less than that to eliminate the Lakers, yes it is…

  • 3StarAndTheSun

    2 words: Brian Shaw

  • Lakersboy08062003

    most likely…adelman. i’d like to c shaw given a chance tho.

  • Sensibility

    DO NOT GET MIKE BROWN…

  • http://profiles.google.com/jessluv7 jessica ko

    omg please no….

  • soushi

    Adelman is the way to go, Shaw a close 2nd, and dear god please not Mike Brown…

  • Tyson

    Fuck mike brown

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    If lakers get Brown then added stress to the organization, players and especially Kobe will happen and here’s how….
    1) Lakers will be EXPECTED to surpass Clevelands wins when he last coached, if not then it’s a failure.
    2) If there is ANY drama in the locker room then rumors will start that he has no control like in Cleveland and everyone is walking all over him.
    3) Kobe will ALWAYS be compared to Lebron during any game to see who had a better stats during Brown’s coaching run.
    Who ever they get, the lakers better address the major starting problem…Point guard then bench scoring.  We need ATHLETES and not guys running around in power wheelchairs.

  • drive-for-dh12

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, NOOOOO

  • Lakersfan

    hire Mike Brown as a “defensive” assitant coach… then hire adelman as Head Coach!!

  • not6not7not8not9

    IF hes the coach, we gonna ride with him. We not paying. LETS GO!!!!!!!

  • Paolodava

    Please no!  BShaw or Van Gundy!

  • LMFAOmiami

    2 words Rick Adelman

  • Odom the player

    If the Lakers hire Brown, it’s over for the Kobe Bryant era.

  • Redemption

    Oh hell no…Brown is a joke … hire Bshaw or Adelman

  • Wayneshardwood

    If any Laker brass reads this, you’re killing us. He had the second best player in the league and a solid supporting cast, yet time after time failed to improve. Anybody can win in the regular season with enough talent, but the playoffs are the domain of great coaches and the demise of those not worthy. Say goodbye to June basketball for the Lakers.

  • Zackskool

    you suck