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Mike Brown Travels Unlikely Path to Become Lakers' Coach

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Los Angeles Times — Imagine the paper boy growing up to become publisher, or the next-door nerd starting a social network empire from his basement.

If it weren't so serious, you know, and the free world weren't at stake, the hiring of Mike Brown as Lakers coach might be more lovingly embraced, if only for the sheer preposterousness of the premise.

Born March 5, 1970, in Columbus Ohio … Son of a military man … attended high school in Germany … played junior college in Mesa, Ariz. … transferred to University of San Diego … averaged 7.6 points per game as a senior…. coach said of him: "fairly skilled, and I don't mean that in a bad way."… earned summer internship for Denver Nuggets … worked way up ladder … ended up coaching LeBron James in Cleveland … then became the scapegoat … and then got fired … went on to work at ESPN … and now is put in X-and-O charge of the Tiffany of sporting franchises. (Full Story)

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