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Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Head coach Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers confer during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on November 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 105-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Lakers fire coach Mike Brown

After losing four of five games to start the season, the Los Angeles Lakers fired coach Mike Brown on Friday. Assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff will serve as interim coach while the Lakers search for a long-term replacement.