According to “ESPN.com” the Los Angeles Lakers have interest in former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown as a possible replacement for retiring head coach Phil Jackson. The report states that the team hopes to set up an interview with the former Cleveland bench boss in the near future. Brown took the Cavaliers to their only appearance in the NBA Finals when they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. He was named NBA Coach Of The Year for the 2009 campaign when he helped Cleveland to the best record during the regular season. The club would also win the most games in the regular season the following year but Brown was dismissed after the Cavaliers were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the Playoffs.
Brown joins a list that includes two other former NBA head coaches as well as a current Lakers assistant. The Lakers also are interested in former Rockets coach Rick Adelman, Mike Dunleavy who was terminated by the Clippers last year as well as Los Angeles assistant Brian Shaw. The Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers also have named Brown as a possible head coach for their teams in the upcoming season.