[text-box] According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Mike Brown to be their new head coach. The Lakers gave the former Cavs’ coach a 4-yr/$18.25M deal. The deal also has a fourth year option.
Brown was LeBron James’ head coach for five seasons in Cleveland. The Cavaliers made the playoffs in each of his five seasons winning 60+ games twice. Long time Lakers assistant Brian Shaw was thought to be a shoe-in for the job after the departure of Phil Jackson, but his chances were diminished when Brown showed interest. Brown was also the top choice for the Golden State Warriors head coach position.[/text-box]