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Lakers fire Mike Brown after a 1-4 start

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge.

General manager Mitch Kupchak announced that assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff would coach the Lakers against the Warriors Friday night while the club’s top brass searches for Brown’s replacement after just 18 months in charge.

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