Mike Brown Considered for New York Knicks Head Coaching Vacancy
The announcement comes just weeks before the expected resumption of NBA on-court activities. However, neither the Knicks nor Warriors will be present in Orlando when the league resumes play, thus allowing the Knick’s coaching search to carry on unimpeded.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2020
Brown is no stranger to being a head coach within an NBA organization. He has done so with both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. His most recent head coaching role was during the 2013-14 season with the Cavaliers. That season he went 33-49 before ultimately not returning the next season. His career record as a head coach is 347 wins and 216 losses. That has earned him a career win percentage of 61.6 percent.
Since his last stint in Cleveland, Brown has become a widely respected assistant coach. Serving under Steve Kerr in Golden State since the 2016-17 season. Brown has served as the lead assistant for the Warriors and before this season the team reached the NBA finals in all three of Brown’s seasons, winning two titles.
The Knicks are looking for their seventh head coach in the last 10 seasons. This search comes on the heels of the Knicks finishing 21-45 in the shortened season. The 2019-20 season saw the team fire David Fizdale and name Mike Miller as the replacement on an interim basis.
The frontrunner for the position, in the mind of most experts, remains Tom Thibodeau. Along with Brown and Thibodeau, the Knicks are rumored to have interviewed eight other candidates. Among the other names floated around are Kenny Atkinson, interim coach Mike Miller, and Mike Woodson, among others.
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