Bernie Bickerstaff has been named interim head coach in the wake of the Lakers firing Mike Brown on Friday. Here's a look at Bickerstaff's career:

• Has nearly 40 years of experience in the NBA as an assistant coach, head coach and front-office executive.

• Was president and general manager of the Denver Nuggets for seven seasons.

• Was the head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics (1985-1989), Denver Nuggets (1994-97) and Washington Bullets/Wizards (1996-99) before becoming the first head coach and general manager in Charlotte Bobcats history (2004-07).

• Was named the NBA Coach of the Year with the Seattle Supersonics in 1987.

• Has a career regular-season coaching record of 415-517 (.445).

• Made five trips to the playoffs - three with Seattle, one with Denver, one with Washington - for an overall record of 12-21 (.364)

• Began his NBA coaching career with Washington in 1973 as the league's youngest assistant coach.

• Was a player, assistant coach and head coach at the University of San Diego, which is also Mike Brown's alma mater.

• Played for Toreros from 1964-1966 and was team captain and MVP his senior season.