Mike Brown

Mike Brown

American basketball coach
Date of Birth: 05.03.1970
Country: USA

Biography of Mike Brown

Mike Brown is an American basketball coach who was born in Columbus, Ohio. He spent part of his childhood outside the United States. In 1988, he graduated from an American high school in Würzburg, Germany. After high school, he attended Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, and then transferred to the University of San Diego, where he played for the university basketball team, the Toreros, for two seasons. In 1992, after graduating from college, Brown joined the NBA team, the Denver Nuggets, first as a video coordinator and later as a scout. He spent a total of five seasons with the Nuggets.

In 1997, Brown became an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards under head coach Bernie Bickerstaff. He worked in this position for two seasons and then became a scout for the team for one more season after Bickerstaff's dismissal.

In 2000, Brown was appointed as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs under head coach Gregg Popovich. Brown worked with the team for three seasons and won an NBA championship in 2003. During the team's summer training camps, he served as the head coach. In 2003, Brown began working for the Indiana Pacers as an assistant coach under head coach Rick Carlisle. During his time with the Pacers, the team reached the playoffs twice and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2004.

On June 2, 2005, Brown was named the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his first season, he successfully built the team around its star player, LeBron James, and led the Cavaliers to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 1998. In 2007, the Cavaliers reached the NBA Finals but lost to Brown's former team, the San Antonio Spurs. In the 2008/2009 season, Brown's team had the best winning percentage in the entire league, and he was named the NBA's Coach of the Year in 2009. He was fired from the Cavaliers on May 24, 2010, after the team's playoff defeat against the Boston Celtics.