Former Spurs coach a candidate for Lakers job


Former San Antonio Spurs assistant coach and former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers Mike Brown is a reportedly a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching position:

The Los Angeles Lakers are taking a deliberate approach to their search for a successor to Phil Jackson, but NBA coaching sources told the team has added Mike Brown to its list of candidates.

The former Cleveland Cavaliers coach, now working as an analyst for ESPN, is expected to interview “soon” with the Lakers, sources say. (

Brown became part of the Spurs coaching staff in 2000 and after the Spurs won the 2003 NBA championship, he left to become an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers. He would eventually become the head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2005 and enjoy success with the Cavs and LeBron James. He met his former team – Spurs – in the 2007 NBA championship but would lose in four games. Brown won the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year but after regular season successand poor playoff performance, Brown was eventually fired as head coach of the Cavs in 2010.

He is now an ESPN basketball analyst and has been reported to be a candidate for the head coaching spot for the Golden State Warriors.