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Brown finds Warriors job 'intriguing'

Posted on: May 18, 2011 7:16 pm
Edited on: May 18, 2011 9:36 pm
CHICAGO – Mike Brown finds the Warriors head coaching job “intriguing,” according to a person who said Wednesday the former Cavaliers coach has had conversations with Golden State officials about the opening.

Brown, who was fired after last season despite averaging 54 wins over five seasons in Cleveland, has yet to formally interview with Warriors owner Joe Lacob, sources said. Also in the mix to replace Keith Smart as Warriors coach are Lakers assistants Brian Shaw and Chuck Person, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, and Hornets assistant Michael Malone, according to sources. The search is expected to gain momentum in the coming days.

Frank also is one of three finalists for the Rockets’ head coaching position, along with Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey and former Timberwolves coach and GM Kevin McHale. All three are having second interviews this week, sources said, the Rockets officials are in the evaluation process. Two high-level coaching sources said Casey appears to be the favorite for the Houston job.

While Brown would bring playoff experience and a defensive foundation to a Warriors team that needs both, Malone – Brown’s former assistant in Cleveland – is a creative and especially intriguing candidate. Like reigning coach of the year Tom Thibodeau, Malone, 39, was mentored by former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy and is known as a defensive guru. He transitioned to coaching the offense in Cleveland after John Kuester left the Cavs for the head job in Detroit.

Malone, the son of Magic assistant and longtime NBA coach Brendan Malone, has coached in the playoffs seven times, including two appearances in the conference finals and one in the NBA Finals. He was hired last year as Monty Williams’ lead assistant in New Orleans.

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 4:47 pm

Brown finds Warriors job 'intriguing'

Mike Brown will win a NBA title before LaLoser or the Cavs.  The CAVS front office allowed Leloser to dump on the coach.  The only reason that Cavs are not defending NBA champions is because LALOSER quit against the Celtics, if Cavs would have won the title then LALOSER could not leave Cleveland.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:35 pm

Brown finds Warriors job 'intriguing'

Some tough Mike Brown critics on here.  I don't think Brown is HC material, but I think he's earned at least one more shot to prove it.  He's a very good defensive basketball teacher having learned from Greg Popovich in SA.  But when it comes to in-game decisions and adjustments he has no clue.     

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:06 pm

Brown finds Warriors job 'intriguing'

If ya want a all looks good   2 years..he gone

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:54 am

Brown finds Warriors job 'intriguing'

He should gracefully accept a defensive coordinator position with the Knicks a la coach Thib with Boston or Caoch Frank  with Boston...he clearly isn't ready to lead a team anymore...

Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:58 am

Brown finds Warriors job 'intriguing'

Mike Brown proved in Cleveland he can't coach. I really can't see any team offering him a job. He's pretty good at teaching defense, but he's only good at that, and he's not even great. But warriors are just a mediocre team, maybe they want to stay at this indecent level for the next years...

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:18 am

Brown finds Warriors job 'intriguing'

No offense to Mike Brown, but I think a monkey could have coached the Lebron James led Cavaliers in those years to atleast 50 wins...It was basically pass the ball to Lebron, and watch him go.

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