11/09/2012 03:13 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2012

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

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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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