After Anderson Varejao, another person who had ties with the Cleveland Cavaliers is set to join the Golden State Warriors as former Cavs head coach Mike Brown has been offered the top assistant’s post.

Mike Brown is a highly regarded defensive mind who figures to fit in nicely as an assistant to Steve Kerr in Golden State, further bolstering the team’s already elite defense. He’ll have plenty of toys to play around with as Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, and Andrew Bogut are all very capable stoppers.

He will serve as Luke Walton’s replacement with the latter assuming head coaching duties for the Los Angeles Lakers next season, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has offered his top assistant coaching job to Mike Brown, league sources told The Vertical.

Terms of the deal still need to be worked out, sources said.

He coached Cleveland to a finals appearance in 2007. In 2009, Brown was named Coach of the Year after steering the Cavaliers to a franchise-best 66-16 regular season record. He became the Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach in 2011 and led the team to the West semis. His past assistant coaching gigs were with the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, and Indiana Pacers.

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