Mike Brown new Lakers coach

Updated: May 26, 2011, 6:52 PM ET
By Chris Broussard | ESPN the Magazine

Mike Brown is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers were expected to announce Brown as the 22nd coach in franchise history Wednesday afternoon but first issued a statement.

"In response to rampant speculation and reports about our head coaching position and Mike Brown, we've met with Mike and are very impressed with him," the team said. "In addition, we have an outline for an agreement in place and hope to sign a contract within the next few days."

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