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An Oral, Aggregated History of the Lakers' Roller-Coaster Head Coach Search

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An Oral, Aggregated History of the Lakers' Roller-Coaster Head Coach Search
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It's been a long strange trip for the Los Angeles Lakers from one Mike to the other.

Or, at least, it feels that way. In reality, it's been but a week since Mike Brown was last seen squirming on the hot seat during a 95-86 road loss to the Utah Jazz.

Yet, in that time, we here in sunny southern California, like most around the NBA, have seen the Lakers' brass give Brown the dreaded vote of confidence, can him the next day, seemingly make Phil Jackson the front-runner for the opening and then, in another shocking twist, hand the reins over to a hobbled Mike D'Antoni.

We may never know exactly what happened behind closed doors, though we can at least try to piece together the events themselves through the accounts of those involved—D'Antoni, the Zen Master and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak, among others—and of the shadowy sources in between.

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