Source Says Lakers Will Hire Mike Brown as Aoach

According to a league source with knowledge of the talks, the team of Los Angeles Lakers has arrived to a contract in principle to employ Mike Brown as their next coach.

The source said, Brown will get a four year, $18 million contract.  The last season is at the choice of the team.

Phil Jackson, the Hall of Fame coach will be change by Brown, who retired after the Lakers were removed by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the event.  Brown formerly coached the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was fired in the summer of 2010.  In Cleveland, he went 272-138 in five seasons.

The source said, Jim Buss, Lakers vice president performed the search, with his father, Jerry and Mitch Kupchak, general manager helping the son of the owner.

Long Angeles had believed longtime assistant Brian Shaw and Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman, although the concentration lessened to Brown, who used this season as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

Mike BrownThe representation of Lakers and Brown used conversing salary and duration of agreement prior to concurring to terms.

A near league friend of Brown’s informed Yahoo! Sports, “He really wants this [the Lakers job] to happen.”

Brown guided the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals and in 2009 won the Coach of the Year award.  His Cavaliers teams were between the greatest defensive units in the league, which Lakers management appears decided to look in a substitute for Jackson.  There were frequently condemnations of offensive method of Brown.  Brown had a changeable connection with LeBron James, who came out to mislay confidence in Brown near the end of their term simultaneously.

Brown takes over a Lakers team that had reached the NBA Finals three consecutive years — winning titles in 2009 and in 2010 — prior to being swept by the Mavericks in the second round of this season.

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