7:10pm: The Warriors have named Brown an assistant coach, according to a team press release. “We’re fortunate to add someone with the pedigree and track record of Mike Brown to our coaching staff,” said Kerr. “I had the good opportunity to play under him and Coach Popovich in San Antonio at the end of my career. The wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings will be invaluable to our staff and our players. He’s a terrific fit and we’re thrilled to have him.”
July 3rd, 1:21pm: Mike Brown has completed a deal with the Warriors to be the team’s top assistant coach, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. Brown had been offered the job last week.
The former Cavaliers and Lakers head coach would replace Luke Walton, who was named the Lakers’ head coach, however details of the deal have not yet been reported. Brown has remained close to his NBA mentor, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, and spent a considerable amount of time around their organization last season, which looked good in the eyes of Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Wojnarowski had previously wrote. Brown’s head coaching experience also likely helped. Brown has a 347-216 record as head coach of the Cavaliers and Lakers.
Former Suns coach Ty Corbin was a finalist for the job before becoming one of Earl Watson‘s assistants with the Suns, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported. The Warriors also met with the Hornets’ Stephen Silas and the Trail Blazers’ Nate Tibbetts, according to Stein.