Mike Brown, a former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers, has been offered the job as the lead assistant coach by the Golden State Warriors with the departure of Luke Walton, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Walton was brought on as the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach after they fired Byron Scott, and Brown coached them in 2011 but was fired five games into the 2012-13 season; in his only full year with the team, Brown went 41-25 in the lockout-shortened year. Before being at the helm of the Lakers, the Cavaliers employed Brown and were wildly successful under him. In his first stint, he compiled a record of 272-138 in five seasons, went to the Finals in 2007, and was named the Coach of the Year in 2008-09 after the Cavaliers went 66-16; they won 61 games the following year, but Scott Brooks took home the award.
The Cavaliers fired him in 2010 after he failed to win a championship, and re-hired (then fired him) for the 2013-14 season. He’s remained very close to Gregg Popovich after spending three seasons as an assistant to him in the early 2000s and was a part of their 2003 championship team.