Posted May 26, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Mike Brown is the Lakers new coach


The LA Lakers hired Mike Brown as their new coach. According to league sources, the Lakers agree in principle to a four-year/$18.25 Million dollar contract. Mike Brown coached the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2005-2010 with 272 wins and 138 losses (66%), and is fifth all-time with a minimum of 200 games coached. He led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2007, and was named the 2008-2009 coach of the year. He was released from the team after Lebron left to take his talents to South Beach. He was an ESPN analyst for the last year.  Read the quote, courtesy espn, and check out the year-by-year chart of Brown’s record in Cleveland over the past five years:

“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,” the team said. “In addition, we have an outline for an agreement in place and hope to sign a contract within the next few days.”

Year W-L Place Winning %
2005-2006 50-32 4th 61%
2006-2007 50-32 2nd 61%
2007-2008 45-37 4th 55%
2008-2009 66-16 1st 81%
2009-2010 61-21 1st 74%

(stats courtesy NBA)