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Mike Brown

Fired Lakers Coach Drowns

Sorrows at Chick-fil-A

11/9/2012 1:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nothing softens the sting of being fired from the Los Angeles Lakers organization like a chicken sandwich ... just ask ex-coach Mike Brown ... who hit up a Chick-fil-A right after he got the chop today.

TMZ obtained photos of Brown hanging at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA around 11:30 AM ... just a few hours after news broke that he was fired from the team over their dismal 1-4 start.

We're told Brown was super-nice to fans ... taking pics and shaking hands ... but he never discussed the firing.

However, it appears Brown WAS in the mood to talk ... 'cause he was in the middle of a phone convo with legendary L.A. sports reporter Jim Hill when he stopped to take the above photo.

Brown seems to be handling the situation with class -- releasing a statement saying, "I have great respect for the Buss family and the Lakers’ storied tradition and I thank them for the opportunity they afforded me."

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16.

woodin    

doesn't Chick discriminate?

649 days ago
17.

LA-Guy    

Disgusting

649 days ago
18.

Shellybean    

Oh wow, Chick-fil-A! I heard that they had a great gluten free menu????

649 days ago
19.

steve    

If I found out that I would be getting 11-million dollars in the next two years for virtually nothing, I would be smiling and posing with fans, too. It's probably like a monkey off his back. He no longer has to deal with the huge egos of Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. He can now go back to a stress free six-figure studio job at ABC/ESPN.

649 days ago
20.

joe gillis    

Mike Brown is being considered by disney for a role in the next episode of planet of the apes going into production 2013

648 days ago
21.

birdman    

Great guy, bad coach.

648 days ago
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