Mike Brown may be on his way to becoming the Los Angeles Lakers next head coach, according to a report from Yahoo!‘s Adrian Wojnarowksi. Over the weekend, Brown’s name emerged as a candidate, and it appears the process has accelerated to the point where the two sides are nearing an agreement. Previously, Los Angeles had targeted a broad-array of candidates, including Shaw, who appears to be out of the picture now.
While the two sides are in serious talks, Wojnarowski cautions there are issues and may be pitfalls involved in the contract negotiations. If the hurdles are passed, Brown could be the Lakers’ next head coach in 24 hours.
The two sides are working out issues that could be dealbreakers and cause the Lakers to go to another candidate, sources said, but there’s clearly momentum toward Brown becoming the next head coach.
Brown currently works with ESPN as an analyst. His last job in the NBA came as the lead man of the Cleveland Cavaliers, a position he held from 2005-2010 before losing his job following the team’s second round exit in the playoffs.