Mike Brown will coach Warriors; Steve Kerr out with COVID-19


Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, left, and assistant coach Mike Brown gesture to gamers in the course of the second half of the crew’s NBA basketball recreation towards the Boston Celtics in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (AP Picture/Jeff Chiu)


Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown knew he could be an NBA head coach once more quickly after being employed by the Kings, however he’ll get his subsequent head teaching alternative even prior to he thought.

The Warriors introduced Brown will function appearing head coach in Sport 4 of Golden State’s Western Convention semifinal collection towards the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday evening at Chase Middle in San Francisco after Steve Kerr examined constructive for COVID-19.

The Kings reached an settlement on a four-year cope with Brown on Sunday and formally introduced the rent Monday. Brown is in his sixth season as affiliate head coach of the Warriors, the place he serves as Kerr’s lead assistant. Brown will stay with the Warriors by way of the tip of their playoff run, sources advised The Sacramento Bee.

The Warriors maintain a 2-1 lead over the Grizzlies of their best-of-7 collection. Brown has an 11-0 playoff document with the Warriors after filling in for Kerr for 11 video games in the course of the 2017 playoffs.

Brown has a profession document of 347-216 (.616) with six playoff appearances in eight seasons as a head coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. He went to the NBA Finals as a head coach with the Cavaliers and served as an assistant for NBA championship groups with the San Antonio Spurs (2003) and Warriors (2017, 2018).

Jason Anderson is an award-winning sportswriter for The Sacramento Bee. He began his journalism profession at The Bee greater than 20 years in the past and returned to cowl the Sacramento Kings in September 2018.

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