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LeBron loudly endorses Kings' Brown as Coach of the Year

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In LeBron James' opinion, there is zero question as to who is most deserving of the 2022-23 NBA Coach of the Year award. 

Hint: It's the coach of the Western Conference's No. 2 seed.  

Mike Brown is in his first season as coach of the Kings and has a franchise that was starved for relevancy on the brink of not only its first playoff berth in 16 seasons, but vying for a top-four seed in the conference.

In a response to LegionHoops on Twitter, the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar endorsed the Kings coach. 

James and Brown actually have a history together outside of being Pacific Division rivals this season. Brown was the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2005-06 season through the 2009-10 season and again during the 2013-14 season, coaching James for five of the first seven years of his career. 

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Brown, as an assistant coach with the Warriors, then faced off against James and the Cavaliers in four straight NBA Finals from 2015-2018. 

If there's one player who knows just how big of an impact Brown can have on a team, it's James.