Report: Warriors’ Brown lands head-coach interview with Pacers


The Warriors already added one coach to Steve Kerr's staff this season, and they could eventually be in the market for another.

Mike Brown will interview for the Indiana Pacers' head-coaching vacancy, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported, citing sources, Saturday.

Brown reportedly interviewed for the New York Knicks' job in June before they hired Tom Thibodeau as head coach.

The 50-year-old joined the Warriors ahead of the 2016-17 season, replacing Luke Walton as Golden State's associate head coach. Brown coached the Warriors in Kerr's place for much of the 2017 playoffs, leading Golden State to a 12-0 record while Kerr dealt with chronic back pain.

Brown previously coached the Cleveland Cavaliers for six seasons across two stints and the Los Angeles Lakers for parts of two seasons, compiling a 347-216 record in the regular season. He has not been a head coach since 2014, when the Cavaliers fired him after a 33-49 regular season and barely two months before LeBron James returned to Cleveland.

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Wojnarowski reported on Sept. 9 that the Pacers were looking to interview over a dozen candidates after firing Nate McMillan last month. Brown and longtime NBA point guard Chauncey Billups were later added to the Pacers' list, according to Wojnarowski.

LeAndro Barbosa joined the Warriors' staff as a "player mentor coach" this week, shortly after former Golden State consultant Steve Nash was hired as the Brooklyn Nets' head coach. Brown, then, could become the second head coach with Warriors ties hired this offseason.