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Former Cavs’ Coach Mike Brown to Interview for Lakers Job

by Robert Littal | Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

I don’t think Brown was a bad head coach.

I think he was in a impossible situation, but all things considered he did the best he could.  The Cavs organization made Lebron the “King” the Franchise, so Brown was powerless.

While Lakers fans might cringe at this assertion he could be the next head coach, I don’t think it is such a bad idea.

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

Brown would become the fourth known candidate for the job, along with former Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman, ex-Los Angeles Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy and Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, who is regarded as the only serious in-house contender to replace Jackson.

Brown is widely regarded in coaching circles as the leading candidate in Golden State to replace Keith Smart. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird also said this week that he intends to contact Brown — as well as Adelman — to gauge his interest in returning to Indiana, where Brown worked as an assistant before joining the Cavs.

My only concern about Brown was his offensive philosophy seem limited in Cleveland. That could have been another product of Lebron or a weakness in Brown coaching skills.

The Lakers have many more offensive options and Brown is an exceptional defensive coach, I think it could be a good fit, I definitely wouldn’t dismiss it and Brown will be motivated to prove people he is a good coach without Lebron.

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