The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown to become the club’s new bench boss according to “ESPN.com” and the “Los Angeles Times.” The deal reportedly is a four-year pact which will pay Brown $18.25 million over the life of the contract. The first three years of the pact are guaranteed with the Lakers holding a club option for the fourth year. Reportedly the team would owe Brown $2.5 million if they do not exercise the option.
The former Cavaliers coach reportedly will sign the deal either Wednesday afternoon or Thursday and the club is expected to make a formal announcement late Wednesday afternoon. Reports also indicate that Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw who was also a candidate for the job will most likely leave the team this summer. He is a candidate to fill the vacant head coach slot with the Golden State Warriors.