Report: Dubs’ Brown impressed Clips, emerging as candidate initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Steve Kerr is likely to be near shedding one other member of his Warriors‘ teaching employees.
Assistant coach Mike Brown “impressed” the Los Angeles Clippers throughout his interview for his or her vacant head teaching job, and is “an rising candidate,” The New York Occasions’ Marc Stein reported Saturday.
Newest buzz in NBA teaching circles: Golden State’s Mike Brown made a robust impression on the Clippers in his interview and is an rising candidate with LA.
Ty Lue, scheduled to satisfy with Houston early subsequent week, was extensively billed because the early favourite to succeed Doc Rivers
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 10, 2020
Brown interviewed with the Clippers final week, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, citing sources.
The 50-year-old Brown reportedly additionally interviewed with the Indiana Pacers and the Philadelphia 76ers, who’ve since crammed their vacant head teaching job with former Clippers coach Doc Rivers.
Brown has spent the final 4 seasons as an assistant on Kerr’s employees, however he has six full seasons and two partial seasons of head teaching expertise. He coached LeBron James in Cleveland from 2005 via 2010, however was fired after an early exit from the playoffs.
He was employed by the Los Angeles Lakers that offseason and coached Kobe Bryant via the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season. However after 5 video games of the 2012-13 season, Brown was fired when the Lakers opened the season 1-Four.
General as a head coach, Brown has a 347-216 report. If he had been to get the Clippers’ job, he would inherit two NBA superstars in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
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The Clippers had aspirations of profitable the NBA title this yr after buying Leonard and George final summer season, however they misplaced to the Denver Nuggets within the Western Convention semifinals within the NBA bubble and parted methods with Rivers shortly after that.
If Brown will get the Clippers job, he could be the third coach to depart Kerr’s employees for one more head teaching job, becoming a member of Alvin Gentry, who took the New Orleans Pelicans job in in 2015 and Luke Walton, who took the Lakers job in 2016.