New York Knicks: Mike Brown to interview for head coach job

Mike Brown, Golden State Warriors (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Mike Brown, Golden State Warriors (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The New York Knicks will interview Mike Brown for their head coaching job.

And then there was ten. The New York Knicks will interview Golden State Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown for their head coaching job, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Ian Begley of SNY first reported the Knicks had interest in the former Cavs coach.

Brown, 50, represents the tenth candidate the public has learned about in the Knicks interview process. He was also interviewed in 2018 when the team ultimately decided to hire David Fizdale as their head coach.

The Columbus, Ohio native has head coaching experience with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. He holds an impressive 347-216 (.616) winning percentage as the lead man along an NBA sideline. His greatest success came while coaching LeBron James as a young player and reaching the NBA finals during the 2006-07 season. He was the NBA Coach of the Year in 2009.

After missing the playoffs during his second stint with Cleveland in 2013-14, the season before LeBron returned, Brown was fired. He joined the Warriors staff in 2016, helping them win two championships.

Mike Brown is the tenth candidate for the New York Knicks head coaching position.

Brown joins a growing list of candidates being considered for the Knicks coaching position. The team is expected to conduct interviews over the next few weeks, possibly making a decision by the time the NBA resumes play in Orlando.

Besides Brown, the team is also expected to interview several NBA assistants from around the league, including Chicago assistant Chris Fleming, Orlando Magic assistant Pat Delany, Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley, Spurs assistant Will Hardy, and 76ers assistant Ime Udoka.

The front-runner for the job appears to be Tom Thibodeau, but there is reportedly strong internal support for former Nets coach Kenny Atkinson. Rose will also interview former Knicks coach Mike Woodson and give interim coach Mike Miller consideration for the full-time job.