LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Head coach Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to an officials call durin gthe game with the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on April 22, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. 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 back Brown after Magic's prediction
The Lakers issued a statement publicly backing Mike Brown on Saturday, May 12, after Magic Johnson declared the first-year head coach would be fired if Los Angeles lost Game 7 of its first-round playoff series with Denver.