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Getting some clarity on Mike Brown's staff- UPDATED

6/20/2011

UPDATE (12:44 pm PT): ESPN.com's Ric Bucher reports Mike Brown will hire Jim Boylen, as well as Quin Snyder in some capacity. Scott Roth is expected to stay in Toronto to join Dwayne Casey's new staff with the Raptors. If Chuck Person accepts the offer to stay in Los Angeles, Bucher reports Brown's bench staff would be Boylen, Person, and former Pistons coach John Kuester, who ran Brown's offense in Cleveland. Snyder and Ettore Messina would be behind the bench, in consulting capacities.

Little is yet set in stone, but ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin reports the field has been narrowed considerably:

"Toronto Raptors assistant coach Scott Roth, Philadelphia 76ers player development coach Quin Snyder and former University of Utah head coach Jim Boylen are the three finalists for a position on the staff of new Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown, according to sources close to the situation. Roth and Snyder have already interviewed for the position, sources said, with Boylen scheduled to meet Monday with Brown.

Brown has already hired famed Italian coach Ettore Messina to serve as a coaching consultant and likewise intends to hire John Kuester, recently fired by the Detroit Pistons, to focus on the Lakers' offense as Kuester did when he coached under Brown in Cleveland. Chuck Person has also been offered the opportunity to join Brown's staff as the only holdover from Phil Jackson's coaching team. He coached with Brown in Indiana under then coach Rick Carlisle. Person also interviewed for one of the assistant coach positions under new Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale. He is expected to make a decision on this future sometime this week, according to a source..."

The Lakers, McMenamin reports, are still very much interested in Dallas Mavericks special assistant Tim Grgurich, though prying him away from Carlisle's staff won't be easy. I suspect Mark Cuban would take a fair measure of joy in denying the Lakers an opportunity to fortify their efforts to dethrone his team.