Warriors to hire Mike Brown as Steve Kerr's top assistant

The Golden State Warriors plan to hire Mike Brown to replace Luke Walton as Steve Kerr's top assistant, league sources told ESPN.

The former Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers coach emerged as Golden State's top choice after the team interviewed a handful of candidates, including holding meetings with the Charlotte Hornets' Stephen Silas and Portland Trail Blazers' Nate Tibbetts during the playoffs.

ESPN reported earlier this month that Brown and Phoenix Suns coach Ty Corbin had established themselves as the top two candidates for the job. Late last week, Corbin elected to take a position with Phoenix as a top aide to Earl Watson, which cleared the way for Brown to land with the Warriors.