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Knicks cap coaching interviews with Warriors assistant Mike Brown

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Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


Mike Brown won 62% of his games while head-coaching the Cavaliers and Lakers over seven-plus seasons. As lead assistant, he helped the Warriors win last season’s title and filled in for Steve Kerr at times.

LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson obviously factor prominently into Brown’s impressive record.

But Brown also worked his way up as a Spurs assistant. And his record of success, no matter the reason, shouldn’t be ignored.

All that should at least warrant an interview in the NBA’s widest coaching search, which the Knicks conducted.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

After talking with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown, the New York Knicks have completed interviews for the franchise’s head-coaching job and team officials are huddling to reach a consensus on the hiring of a candidate, league sources told ESPN.

The Knicks hope to hire a new coach this week, sources said.

The known candidates:

This is how to run a coaching search. Speak with many candidates of varying backgrounds. Make it a priority, not a vacation-interrupting chore.

The Knicks aren’t guaranteed to make the right choice. Even if they do, they could undermine him with a lacking roster.

But New York is giving itself the best chance of hiring the optimal coach by considering such a large pool.