Mike Brown Rumors
But [Mike Brown’s] old reputation of being pedantic and relatively stiff, didn’t really connect with players, particularly the stars. He’s the only man to coach both Kobe Bryant and James, posting winning records with both, and still was sent packing. Brown’s formal approach, however, has been greatly mitigated by his four years as Steve Kerr’s lead assistant with the Warriors. He has learned to loosen up and unveil his humanity.
“When I first started coaching, most of the coaches were Type-A personalities. I was, too,” Brown told NBC Sports Bay Area on Monday. “You coached differently 15 years ago. The players were different. The league was different. “To be around Steve, to feel and see and smell and taste the richness that he brings to the table, but also the respect he gets, is a beautiful thing to watch.”
Brown’s X’s and O’s always have been solid. His improvisation and flexibility needed work. Now 50, he considers it part of the maturation process gained from being in the company of such smart and affable veteran players, from Steph Curry and Draymond Green, to Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala, to Kevin Durant and David West, among others. “You learn a lot from those players, especially from guys that have been around for a long time and been with a lot of different teams, been in losing situations and winning situations,” Brown said. “You learn a lot about how to coach them. Those guys have all been very instrumental in my growth, not only as a coach but also as a person.”
Clevis Murray: Coaching possibilities: – Clippers could make a decision this week with Mike Brown as a strong possibility. – Jason Kidd is a candidate for the Pelicans job. – Mike D’Antoni is still a candidate for Pacers job. David Joerger’s interview wasn’t impressive.
Marc Stein: Latest buzz in NBA coaching circles: Golden State’s Mike Brown made a strong impression on the Clippers in his interview and is an emerging candidate with LA. Ty Lue, scheduled to meet with Houston early next week, was widely billed as the early favorite to succeed Doc Rivers
Adrian Wojnarowski: Golden State assistant Mike Brown had a head coaching interview with Clippers in recent days, sources tell ESPN. Clippers are meeting with multiple candidates. Assistant Ty Lue is still in a strong position there, per sources.