Stan Van Gundy on Mike Brown: 'Most ridiculous firing' in NBA history

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Friday November 9th, 2012

Stan Van Gundy Stan Van Gundy questioned why the Lakers didn't give Mike Brown more time. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

The Orlando Sentinel caught up with Stan Van Gundy to get his reaction to Mike Brown's dismissal as Lakers coach. Van Gundy, predictably, didn't pull any punches.

The outspoken former Magic coach called the move "the most ridiculous firing in the history of the NBA" and questioned why the Lakers didn't give Brown more than five games to integrate newcomers Dwight Howard, who is coming off back surgery, and Steve Nash, who has missed the last three games with a leg injury.

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