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Jason Smith: Lakers Will Have a New Coach By Friday

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Jason and Mike react to another disappointing Lakers loss, this time at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks. Jason is adamant that Darvin Ham's days as head coach of the Lakers are numbered -- so much so, that he sees ownership pulling the plug and firing him by this Friday.

Jason Smith: "Darvin Ham isn't gonna be the Lakers coach by the end of this week. By Friday, it's gonna be somebody new. The Lakers have a day off and then they go into Boston. I would say directly after the Celtics game, you are gonna see a new head coach for the Lakers. They have no choice. They're at the point now where they're completely underachieving and they've quit under Darvin Ham... LeBron teams quit when they don't like the coach, we've seen that for 20 years now, and this team has given up. So you have no choice."