It has been announced that Mike Brown is officially the new Laker head coach. Here are the details courtesy ESPN’s Chris Broussard:[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/Chris_Broussard/status/73468578350895104"] [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/Chris_Broussard/status/73468920908103680"]
Mike Brown was hired by current San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich in 2000 as an assistant coach. After winning a championship with the Spurs in 2003, he went to Indiana to be an assistant coach for then head coach Rich Carlisle.
Brown got his first shot at being the head man when he was hired by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2005 and in 2007 he led the Cavs to the NBA Finals.
In 2009, he was awarded the Coach of the Year, and won over 50 games with the team, four of his five seasons as the head coach of the Cavaliers. Brown went 272-138 (.663) in 5 seasons with Cleveland.
Since being fired by the Cavaliers in 2010, Brown has been an NBA analyst for ESPN. Brown turned 41 years-old in March.