Lakers to introduce Brown on Tuesday
The Los Angeles Lakers will officially introduce Mike Brown as their new coach Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple reports.
The Orange County Register reported that Brown still had not signed a contract as of Monday afternoon but the deal was expected to done before a 3 p.m. news conference on Tuesday.
The Lakers last Wednesday agreed to a deal in principle with the former Cleveland Cavaliers coach, with the deal reportedly worth between $4 million and $4.5 million per year. The contract was for three years with a team option for a fourth season.
Brown, who led the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals, will replace 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson, who retired after the Lakers were swept by the Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals.
Brown was named the 2009 NBA Coach of Year, but was let go by the Cavs at the end of the following season after Cleveland lost to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. He amassed a 272-138 record in five seasons with the team.
Brown served as an assistant with the Wizards, Spurs and Pacers before taking his first head coaching job with Cleveland in 2005.