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Mike Brown Is Next Lakers Coaching Possibility, ESPN's Stein Reports

The Los Angeles Lakers coaching search has not been moving much in recent weeks, but ESPN's Marc Stein reported Friday that Mike Brown will interview for the vacant position "soon."

Brown, former head coach of the LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers, becomes the fourth public candidate to replace the retired Phil Jackson. The other four candidates, as discussed earlier at SB Nation Los Angeles, are current Lakers assistant Brian Shaw, former Houston Rockets head coach Rick Adelman and Mike Dunleavy, who last coached with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2009-10 season.

As Stein notes, Brown is a hot candidate for several other current open jobs around the league:

Brown is widely regarded in coaching circles as the leading candidate in Golden State to replace Keith Smart. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird also said this week that he intends to contact Brown -- as well as Adelman -- to gauge his interest in returning to Indiana, where Brown worked as an assistant before joining the Cavs.

In five seasons as a head coach, Brown is 272-138. The 41-year-old was also named the NBA's Coach of the Year in 2009 before being fired the following season when the Cavs decided to hire Byron Scott.