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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012 file photo Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown holds his head before the start of the first quarter during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. A report from USA Today says the Lakers have fired Brown after a 1-4 start to his second season in charge of the team. The newspaper report Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 cited Brown's agent, Warren Legarie, as the source of the information. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown shouts to his team in the fourth quarter of NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz defeated the Lakers 95-86. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown gestures during the second half of the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, in Los Angeles. The Cavaliers intend to speak with former coach Brown about returning to the team. Brown was fired by Cleveland three years ago and replaced by Byron Scott, who was let go by the Cavs on Thursday after he went 64-166 in three seasons _ one of the worst stretches in team history. . (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
TORONTO: LeBron James exited the game with three minutes left and began celebrating. He hugged his coach, hugged teammates and even hugged Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. There was plenty of reason to celebrate.