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Mike Brown “intrigued” by Warriors coaching job

May 18, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT

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Here’s the story, courtesy of’s Ken Berger:

CHICAGO – Mike Brown finds the Warriors head coaching job “intriguing,” according to a person who said Wednesday the former Cavaliers coach has had conversations with Golden State officials about the opening.

Brown, who was fired after last season despite averaging 54 wins over five seasons in Cleveland, has yet to formally interview with Warriors owner Joe Lacob, sources said. Also in the mix to replace Keith Smart as Warriors coach are Lakers assistants Brian Shaw and Chuck Person, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, and Hornets assistant Michael Malone, according to sources. The search is expected to gain momentum in the coming days.

Brown, a former San Antonio assistant, has always been known for putting an emphasis on good defense and rebounding, and transformed the Cavaliers from one of the worst defensive teams in the league to one of the best during his tenure as head coach. Brown was often criticized for a lack of offensive creativity, but the Cavaliers were one of the best offensive teams in the league during the former Coach of the Year’s final two seasons with the club.

The Warriors could desperately use some kind of defensive mentality — the team finished 29th in defensive efficiency last season, and dead last in rebounding rate. The Warriors may not have defensive players as good as LeBron James or Anderson Varejao on their current roster, but defense may be worth giving a try anyways. As fun as the Ellis/Curry Warriors have been over the last two seasons, it’s clear that the Warriors’ all-offense style is no longer yielding results for them.

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  3. trbowman - Sep 9, 2011 at 7:53 PM


    Back from Cin

  4. trbowman - Sep 20, 2011 at 4:55 AM

    DA & SJU & BQJC

  5. trbowman - Sep 23, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    About to watch Supern finale, premier tonight.

  6. trbowman - Oct 4, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    No Dex, no NBA but Supernatural and NHL. No loss.

    • trbowman - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:36 AM

      Now I have seen Dex. Big run through. Bingo.

  7. trbowman - Oct 22, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    UNSDC – let’s go!

  8. trbowman - Nov 8, 2011 at 4:30 AM

    11/6/11 – NFL – Rivers mouth reading = accurate description

  9. trbowman - Nov 19, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Chucke, BCND….., HC…….

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  11. trbowman - Jan 14, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    9ers, McD, Tree removal, Popcorn…..

  12. trbowman - Jan 19, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Disappointing week. Stace call, grade, damn 100 word HST. Need to pick it up

    Bout to run

  13. trbowman - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Tis here…..three years to the day. A night to remember. A day to remember.

    FB for first time in ages

  14. trbowman - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:14 AM


  15. trbowman - May 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    KP invite, DOM arrival, water gun….

  16. trbowman - May 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Finally…the reuniting took place. Two years in the making

  17. trbowman - Aug 31, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    Final NFL preseason. BQ meh and hurt, Rich B amazing but hurt. Probably cut, sadly.

    Cincy trip in a few hours. Freaking laundry drama. Dropped dog off.

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