NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers are apparently dismissing claims that club legendary Magic Johnson played a part in Mike Brown being fired as head coach after a poor start to the season.

Johnson, at times has been critical of Brown and his style of coaching, and reports had suggested that the former Lakers star was involved in the decision to sack him.

However, members of club have denied those reports.

Lakers got off to a sloppy 1-4 start to the season under Brown, who on Friday received the news that he’s no longer needed.

Former coach Phil Jackson is currently leading the way to replace Brown, with reports claiming that members of the club met with the experienced coach on Saturday to discuss his possible comeback.


Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.

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