Mike Brown — Fired Lakers Coach Drowns Sorrows at Chick-fil-A

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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.

our sources 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.”