Former Toros coach, Spur hired with Lakers


QSThough the NBA lockout is officially underway, the Los Angeles Lakers are one team still making non-player moves.

The Lakers recently hired former Spurs assistant coach Mike Brown as their new head coach. Now, the Daily News in Los Angeles is reporting that the Lakers will hire former Austin Toros head coach Quin Snyder and former Spur Chuck Person as Brown’s assistants.

In other news, the Lakers are expected today to announce the hiring of Quin Snyder as an assistant coach.

It has been reported that Chuck Person, Ettore Messina and Jim Boylen also will be hired as assistants.

Snyder spent three seasons as the Toros head coach before taking a job with the Philadelphia 76ers last season.

Person played with the Spurs from 1994-1998. He left one year before the team won it’s first championship, during a lockout year, in 1999. Last season, Person was an assistant coach to Phil Jackson with the Lakers, so he’s familiar with the most of the current players. 


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