Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20123
 
1Are you a fan of professional basketball?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Yes49%56%43%54%48%45%38%82%49%67%
No47%39%55%42%48%53%58%18%48%30%
Not Sure4%4%3%4%4%2%5%0%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%50%50%33%42%25%42%8%36%14%
 
 
2Last week, the Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Mike Brown. Do you agree? Or disagree? With the decision to fire Mike Brown?
395 NBA FansAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Agree71%73%68%75%63%78%79%61%67%72%
Disagree24%25%23%21%30%19%19%37%25%23%
Not Sure5%3%8%4%7%3%2%2%9%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of NBA Fans100%57%43%36%41%23%32%13%36%19%
 
 
3The Lakers have now hired Mike D'Antoni to be the team's new head coach. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to hire Mike D'Antoni?
395 NBA FansAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Agree40%35%45%35%37%52%43%41%38%37%
Disagree47%54%38%55%46%39%47%41%54%41%
Not Sure13%10%16%10%17%9%11%18%8%22%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of NBA Fans100%57%43%36%41%23%32%13%36%19%
 
 
4Do you think the Lakers should have done more to try to hire Phil Jackson back to coach the team? Or not?
395 NBA FansAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.6%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Should70%70%70%70%75%62%73%61%75%62%
Should Not23%24%22%20%19%35%24%30%17%29%
Not Sure7%6%8%10%6%3%3%9%8%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of NBA Fans100%57%43%36%41%23%32%13%36%19%
 
 
5How far do you think the Lakers will go this season? Will they fail to make the playoffs? Will they make the playoffs but not make it to the NBA finals? Will they make it to the NBA finals and lose? Will they win the championship? Or do you think it is too early to tell?
395 NBA FansAllGenderAgeRace
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOther
Fail To Make The Playoffs15%18%12%17%15%13%16%11%14%19%
Make The Playoffs But Not Make It To The NBA Finals35%34%36%30%39%35%42%35%31%29%
Make It To The NBA Finals And Lose5%5%4%4%4%6%3%13%5%0%
Win The Championship17%17%18%17%18%16%8%23%23%17%
Too Early To Tell27%25%30%32%22%28%31%15%26%31%
Not Sure1%1%1%1%1%2%0%2%0%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of NBA Fans100%57%43%36%41%23%32%13%36%19%