Updated NBA Power Rankings Post-Mike Brown Firing

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Updated NBA Power Rankings Post-Mike Brown Firing
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In what can only be described as the most shocking move of the young season, the Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Mike Brown (via USA Today). This comes just five games into the 2012-'13 season, which has been highlighted by the Lakers' stunning 1-4 start.

It's a start that has temporarily compromised the theory that Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol make up a championship-caliber team.

With Brown out of Los Angeles and the Lakers on the search for a new head coach, the NBA becomes a new animal entirely. The power structure of the league is directly impacted by the Lakers' abandoning Brown's plan of attack.

So who fits in where in the latest NBA power rankings?

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