With Steve Kerr still ailing due to complications with his past back surgery, Mike Brown has been acting as the interim coach of the Golden State Warriors for the majority of the postseason. Brown is stepping into some big shoes with Kerr being out. But Brown has handled things quite well and has guided the Warriors to a 6-0 record in the playoffs.
Yet Golden State’s Western Conference Finals match-up against the San Antonio Spurs presents an interesting challenge for Brown, especially from a coaching angle. The Spurs, after all, are coached by Gregg Popovich, who is routinely praised as one of the best coaches of all-time. But Brown has plenty of coaching experience himself having coached the Cavaliers and Lakers, so he is by no means a novice.
Plus, Brown has worked with Popovich in the past, and he’s not intimated by the Spurs coach, mainly because if it comes down to it, Brown knows he could beat Popovich up. Via Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group: