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Warriors hire former Cavs coach Mike Brown as assistant

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors have hired Mike Brown, the former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, as an assistant on coach Steve Kerr's staff.

The Warriors announced Wednesday that Brown will replace Luke Walton, who left to become the Lakers' coach.

Brown has a 347-216 career record in eight seasons. He took the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2007 and won Coach of the Year in 2008-09 after helping Cleveland win 66 games.

Brown was also an assistant in San Antonio when Kerr played for the Spurs.

Golden State also signed second-round pick Patrick McCaw. McCaw was selected 38th overall by Milwaukee in last month's draft before the Warriors bought his rights for about $2.4 million.