According to RealGM, Magic Johnson said on ESPN that Lakers Head Coach Mike Brown will be fired if they lose Game 7 tonight.
“His job will go,” Johnson said on ESPN, where he is a studio analyst. “The Lakers are about championships. That’s what the Lakers are about. If they lose this game, Mike Brown, I bet you, will not be sitting there.”
Johnson cited the pressure that ownership will be under from the fans if they lose Game 7 as the main reason for the firing. “They’re going to run Mike Brown first out of town,” Johnson said. “Then second will be Bynum. Then third will be Gasol.”
According to a panel of 30 ESPN analysts, Ryan Anderson should win the Most Improved Player of the Year Award. The panel went through each major award: Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP.
On Thursday we gave you the rough draft for this weekend’s playoff action, now the NBA has announced the full schedule for the first-round of the playoffs.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 1 p.m., ABC
New York at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Utah at San Antonio, 1 p.m., ESPN
Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m., TNT
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9 p.m., TNT
Looks like we have an action-packed weekend for NBA games. Now on to the full schedule for the Magic, via NBA.com:
Game 1 - Sat April 28, Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPN
Game 2 - Mon April 30, Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 3 - Wed May 2, Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Game 4 - Sat May 5, Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m., ESPN
Game 5 * Tue May 8, Orlando at Indiana, TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 11, Indiana at Orlando, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 13, Orlando at Indiana, TBD
At least Magic fans will get one weekend game.
*Thoughts of a Jeanius Predictions*
Jean: Pacers in five games
Cody: Pacers in six games
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