The Golden State Warriors have a busy offseason coming up, potentially on the heels of another title.  They’ll be trying to keep their roster in tact with free agents looking for more pay, and they need to fill a spot left open on Steve Kerr’s staff, because assistant coach Luke Walton will be leaving to coach the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, one name that has surfaced as a front runner for the assistant job is Mike Brown.

Mike Brown served as an assistant under Gregg Popovich, and as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers twice, as well as the Lakers. His resume also includes the 2008-2009 Coach of the Year award.

His last job was head coach for the Cavs, where he was fired after the first year, and has since been out of the NBA circle. The Cavs signed him to a five year contract, and are still paying him a salary even though he is no longer an employee of the team.

Brown’s best asset is his ability to coach defense, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him chosen as a top assistant if the Warriors decide they need to tighten up their defensive schemes.

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