Mike Brown Interviewed For Clippers’ Coaching Job

Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown interviewed in recent days for the Clippers‘ head coaching position, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter).

Brown has served as an NBA coach for more than two decades, holding assistant roles in Washington, San Antonio, and Indiana to start his career. He became the Cavaliers’ head coach in 2005 and led the team to a 305-187 (.620) record over the next five seasons, earning a spot in the 2007 Finals and winning a Coach of the Year award in 2009.

After departing the Cavs in 2010, Brown over as head coach of the Lakers for the lockout season of 2011/12, leading the team to a 41-25 (.621) record. He was let go just five games into the following season when L.A. got off to a 1-4 start, and rejoined the Cavs for a single season in 2013/14.

Since 2016, Brown has been a top assistant on Steve Kerr‘s staff in Golden State. Brown, who has also interviewed this year for the Knicks’ and Pacers’ head coaching jobs, is set to coach the Nigerian national team that will compete in next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.

The Clippers have also met with Tyronn Lue about their open coaching job. According to Wojnarowski, Lue is still in a strong position to be promoted after serving as an assistant on Doc Rivers‘ staff, but the club is conducting a full search for Rivers’ replacement.

newest oldest

13 thoughts on “Mike Brown Interviewed For Clippers’ Coaching Job

  1. Noel1982

    Doesn’t matter who they hire ! Kawhi made a mistake not staying with raptors or joining the super team he could have formed ! Clippers will not be winning a championship before the world ends ! They should feel honored next year to make the first ever conference finals in team history an lose to the warriors ,Lakers nuggets or even rockets !

    • wakejeff

      Enough with the “cursed” narrative please. A whole bunch of sports franchises are labeled as “cursed” or “chokers” until they win a title. The Red Sox, the Cubs, the Angels, the Eagles, Cleveland sports teams (until the Cavs won). Yes, it’s tough to shed the “choke” label, but most franchises eventually do. The Clippers have a top-notch front office, so I think their odds of soon shedding the label are good.

      • Noel1982

        No curses I just don’t think they are as loaded with talent as some wanna believe!

    • washington_bonercats

      I find this hilarious. If he signed with the Lakers people would say he chose the easy route. If he stayed in Toronto they would have said he was scared to go somewhere and lead his own team. If PG showed up in the bubble people would have said Kawhi couldn’t do it without being carried by PG. They missed the conference finals by 1 game and had an entire team who didn’t want to be there. Everyone’s a critic.

      • Noel1982

        You can make a argument Kawhi is the best player in the nba it’s the rest of his team that’s not good or talented enough! Pg13 has been a shaky playoff performer for years now ! Lou Williams has been unplayable the last two playoff series and he’s old now! His most reliable teammate was green and that’s just not good enough !
        As for Lakers fair enough but there was absolutely nothing wrong with him staying with the raptors an trying to defend the title! Take Kawhi off both teams and raptors are clearly better! I’m pro Kawhi I just think he picked the wrong team and he needs to consider his options in next years free agency if he wants to win another title! I also reject factually that only reason Clippers didn’t win the title was bc they didn’t want to nuggets where just better and won without their best small forward

    • specialfriedrice

      Kawhi’s mistakes started with extorting the Spurs…a long time before he landed in Toronto.

      • Noel1982

        Yess if he had stayed with spurs he’d likely be in better position then he is with clippers! I get the it’s la thing but he hitched his wagon to the wrong co star in pg13 and some flawed supporting players! If he had talked butler into signing with him with clippers and they kept sga gallo and all those picks they would be so so so much better off and maybe the finals now would be Celtics vs clippers

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      The Warriors won’t be in the WCF next year, neither will Denver.

  2. Sillivan

    Top 5 available coaches ranking by me
    1 ty Lue
    2 mike brown
    3 David Joerger
    4 JVG
    5 SVG

  3. Sillivan

    Mike Brown hold the nba record at 11 straight playoffs wins in a row

    I’d hire him if I were pacers or 76ers owner

    Pacers need 11 straight playoffs wins In a row

    • KnickerbockerAl

      You do know Sixers have coach. Right
      Actually I’m very curious to see who they sign. Pretty ballsy move to fire Doc. Although I get it. This team was overconfident or overrated. We will know next yr. They do have decisions to make. To me a real PG can help. Of all the coaches out there. Who is big enough to do this. DAntoni seems like the one to me. Their offense let them down in playoffs. So it seems right.

Leave a Reply