Report: Lakers, Brown Agree to Deal

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The Los Angeles Lakers have reached agreement in principle to hire Mike Brown as their next coach, a league source with knowledge of the talks told Yahoo! Sports.

Brown will receive a four-year, $18 million contract, the source said. The final season is at the team’s option.

Brown replaces Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, who retired after the Lakers were swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the playoffs. Brown previously coached the Cleveland Cavaliers before he was fired in the summer of 2010. He went 272-138 in five seasons in Cleveland.

Lakers vice president Jim Buss conducted the...

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