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Lakers reach deal in principle with Mike Brown

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In this Feb. 18, 2010 file photo, then Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown directs his team during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Cleveland. In this Feb. 18, 2010 file photo, then Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown directs his team during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Cleveland.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers say they've reached an agreement in principle with former Cleveland coach Mike Brown to succeed Phil Jackson.

The team says they hope to sign a contract with him in a few days.

A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Brown will get a four-year deal worth roughly $18 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Lakers hadn't yet formally hired Brown.

Rather than promoting one of Jackson's assistant coaches, the Lakers are changing course after an abrupt end to their two-year title reign and the long-anticipated departure of Jackson, the coach with the most championship rings in NBA history.

ESPN, which employed Brown as an analyst this season, first reported Brown had been hired.

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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