While seemingly everyone is reporting that Mike Brown to the Lakers is a done deal, the team would like to remind us that nothing is done...yet. Brown has a reported four-year, $18 million deal in place to take over for Phil Jackson. However, the team released a statement on Wednesday afternoon regarding its coaching vacancy:
"In response to rampant speculation and reports about our head coaching position and Mike Brown, we’ve met with Mike and are very impressed with him. In addition, we have an outline for an agreement in place and hope to sign a contract within the next few days."
Brown, 41, coached LeBron James for five years in Cleveland, going 272-138 (.663) with the Cavaliers. He reached the NBA Finals in 2007, losing to the San Antonio Spurs in four games.
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