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Lakers Coach Candidates: Mike D'Antoni, Phil Jackson Jerry Sloan Could Replace Mike Brown (POLL)

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 Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers talks as they warm up to play the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on October 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers talks as they warm up to play the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on October 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Before the Lakers even confirmed reports that Mike Brown had been fired as the team's head coach, speculation on his replacement was rampant.

While Kobe Bryant taking over as a player-coach (it worked for Bill Russell in the late 1960s) is a fun to dream about, there are quite a few attractive options available to the Lakers. Presumably, none of them will try to institute the Princeton offense.

In a brief statement on Brown's firing, the Lakers revealed that assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff will be the interim coach but the search for a permanent replacement "will begin immediately."

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