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Mike Brown credits LeBron James

Updated: January 19, 2012, 3:46 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

MIAMI, Fla. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown spent more than a decade toiling as a video coordinator, scout and assistant coach before getting his first big break from the Cleveland Cavaliers when he was hired as the head guy in 2005.

That first job might have come from all his hard work before it, but Brown credits his second head coaching job with the Lakers to one man: LeBron James.

"I had a great time coaching LeBron and I wouldn't be in this seat if it wasn't for him," Brown ...

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