Whether it was a knee-jerk overreaction or not by the Los Angeles Lakers, Mike Brown was fired just five games into this NBA season.
Unfortunately for Brown, he joins a cast of coaches and managers who were ejected rather abruptly.
When we say sudden, we mean firings that took place shortly after a head coach was put on the hot seat. Really, Brown was around over a year, but the end to his tenure this season was completely and utterly shocking.
In short, these are the firings that make you sit back and exclaim, "Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast."
This is hardly a one-way street. Sound off on firings you thought came far too quickly or were completely abrupt and jarring.
Let's get to those who were axed with a sudden chop.